Not to mention that the new Highlander looks hideous! You definitely aren’t alone in bringing a tape measure to the dealers and crawling through the demo cars with it!! “Measure twice, buy once” is the saying, right?!I never test drove the Mazda. I test drove the Highlander and it feels like it has more power but a more "boring" ride. The Pilot actually felt more lively and nimble compared to the highlander. The Highlander also does not have near the cargo capacity in terms of third row legroom/headroom, rear cargo length and cargo height. This is using a measuring tape and looking at dimensions, not just basing it on the manufacturers listed cargo cubic feet number.