If you have some serious cargo and passenger needs, then your search for the perfect mode of transportation has brought you here, to explore what’s available in the world of midsize SUVs. The pickings are pretty impressive in this popular automotive segment, and two of the most well-rounded options come from two names you know and trust: Nissan and Toyota.
More specifically, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander – two popular midsize SUVs that have plentiful space, tons of standard and available features, and upscale cabins that bring the comfort on every drive. Before you decide between the two, however, you should take a closer look at how these vehicles stack up to one another in a few key areas. We’ll get the ball rolling.
When you’re shopping for a midsize SUV, odds are that space is an important factor in your decision. It can make or break any road trip – as you know if you’ve ever spent several hours crammed into the backseat of a vehicle without enough room to get comfortable.
That won’t be an issue in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. It comfortably accommodates up to seven in its three roomy rows of supportive seating. Those seats can be upgraded from the standard cloth to leather upholstery, with heating and ventilation functions available.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander offers an undeniably comfortable cabin, but it falls short of the Pathfinder’s offerings in terms of interior passenger space. While the Pathfinder offers a generous 154 cubic feet of total passenger volume, the Highlander lags behind with just 141.3 cubic feet.
With a capable 3.5L V6 under the hood, the 2020 Pathfinder generates 284 horsepower to get it moving effortlessly on the highway. Paired with a standard continuously variable transmission, this engine is pretty easy on the fuel. In fact, the 2020 Pathfinder boasts mpg ratings that are among the best in the class!
The Highlander is also equipped with a 3.5L V6, but it’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. If you’re looking to use your SUV for towing purposes, you’ll find more capability in the Pathfinder. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 6,000 pounds, while the Highlander can handle just 5,000 pounds.
There are plenty more reasons to choose the Nissan Pathfinder when you’re shopping for a well-rounded, value-packed midsize SUV that can do it all. We stock the full lineup of all your Nissan favorites at our dealership, plus amazing prices that will help you get behind the wheel of your number one pick for less!
Click over to our online inventory and start browsing. If you have any questions about the Pathfinder, our inventory, or our savings opportunities, contact our friendly team of Nissan experts. We’re happy to help match you up with your new Nissan!