By Miguel Cortina – Words; Wes Allison – Photos; Brandon Lim – Photos
You’ve heard them all—Batman vs. Superman, Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Apple vs. Microsoft. For as long as humankind has been competitive, rivalries have existed, with some even defining different points in world history and pop culture. In the auto industry, it’s always been about Mustang vs. Camaro, but in the three-row SUV segment, there’s always been one essential matchup: Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander. They were both born as unibody crossovers with an independent rear suspension and demonstrated to the world that SUVs could also have the carlike driving abilities of minivans without the quirky looks, awkward proportions, and sliding doors.