2011 Honda
Pilot EX
vs. 2011 Toyota
Sequoia Limited

2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited

9.8

starting from

$55,240

Reasons to buy the Toyota Sequoia Limited

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Ample cargo space
120.1 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2011 Honda Pilot EX

9.1

Runner-up

Honda Pilot EX

starting from

$31,980
"The Pilot capitalizes on its reputation for reliability."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's build-quality
"A reputation for consistent quality."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's noise

Reasons to buy the Honda Pilot EX

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Average highway fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$31,980
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Average city fuel efficiency
17 mpg
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Has speed-sensitive volume
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • The best price we've seen is $23,260 cheaper (more than 40% less), $31,980 vs $55,240
  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • The Sequoia Limited has 7 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 7
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 40% more stuff, 120.1 ft3 vs 87.0 ft3
  • The Sequoia Limited has 4 more cupholders, 16 vs 12
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • The Sequoia Limited has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • More than 50% more powerful, 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • The Sequoia Limited has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.8 vs 9.1

Luxury Features

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Sequoia Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Sequoia Limited; the Pilot EX only offers cloth seats

Cost

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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MSRP $55,240 vs $31,980 The Pilot EX has a great price, but the Sequoia Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 17 mpg The Pilot EX has OK city mileage, while the Sequoia Limited is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Entertainment System

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Number of speakers 14 vs 7 The Sequoia Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Pilot EX is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Pilot EX's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Sequoia Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Sequoia Limited's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Sequoia Limited; but it's not available at all on the Pilot EX

Practicality

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Passengers 8 vs 8 People mover
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Cargo space 120.1 ft3 vs 87.0 ft3 The Sequoia Limited has lots of cargo room, and the Pilot EX is OK, too
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front seats 62.5 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3 The Sequoia Limited has roomy front seats and the Pilot EX is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,250 lb vs 1,320 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Sequoia Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Pilot EX
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Cupholders 16 vs 12 Both have an absurd number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Sequoia Limited has a good number of airbags, but the Pilot EX is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Sequoia Limited is very powerful, while the Pilot EX is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Sequoia Limited has more gears and the Pilot EX is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.7 lb/hp vs 17.2 lb/hp The Sequoia Limited is a sporty car, while the Pilot EX is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Sequoia Limited will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Pilot EX
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.2 ft vs 38.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Sequoia Limited can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Pilot EX is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 146 ft vs 149 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 15.6 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 17.1 s s @ 83.0 mph mph The Sequoia Limited's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Pilot EX's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed 105 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 4 stars

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2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Toyota Sienna Pilot EX vs Sienna
2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Pilot EX vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Sequoia Platinum vs Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Sequoia Limited vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited Sequoia Limited vs Highlander Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Sequoia Limited vs GX 460 Premium
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Sequoia Limited vs Tundra CrewMax

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Chis Wallace (10:01 PM, September 24, 2014)
The Sequoia Platinum is a RWD Selectable 4WD (Hi/Lo/Tow modes) vehicle and the Honda Pilot is a FWD/AWD (lockable to approximately 40km/hr) vehicle - the author of this article does not know the difference and that is why I would be hesitant to believe the information contained.