The Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot are two of the most familiar three-row family-oriented SUVs on the market, but which is the best choice for your family? We’ve compared these two popular SUVs side by side to see which comes out on top.
Power and performance are very important in a family SUV, and the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder rises up to the challenge with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers 284 horsepower. The Pilot is similarly equipped with a 3.5-liter V6, but it only has 280 horsepower. The Nissan’s V6 is DOHC with Direct Injection, while the Honda is a SOHC i-VTEC®. The differences continue in favor of the Pathfinder, which can tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped, while the Pilot can only tow up to 5,000 pounds. Both vehicles have similar fuel efficiency ratings, though the Pathfinder does have a slight advantage over the Pilot.
Moving inside the cabin, you’ll see that the Pathfinder offers a more spacious ride in almost every row over the Pilot, so passengers will have more room to stretch out and relax on long car rides. Adding to the comfort in the Pathfinder, tri-zone automatic climate control is standard, keeping everyone at their desired temperature throughout the cabin. Plus, the Pathfinder comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system while the Pilot’s standard system is only 7-inches.
The details of a car are really what make it stand out from the pack, and that couldn’t be truer with the Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan included several key convenience features that give it a distinctive advantage over the Honda Pilot, including standard roof rails for flexible storage. The Pathfinder has more USB and quick-charging USB-C ports than the Pilot. Only the Pathfinder has a hands-free power liftgate function, and only the Pathfinder offers a 360-degree camera system that makes parking easier than ever.
Both Nissan and Honda are undoubtedly committed to safety on the road, which is why both the Pathfinder and the Pilot come with several incredible driver assistance features. In the Pathfinder, you’ll have forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, sonar system, rear door alert, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. In the Pilot you’ll find adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors.
When you need a capable, three-row SUV with thoughtful features, reassuring safety, and plenty of power, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder should be at the top of your list. We have this outstanding SUV in-stock and ready for you to explore at Lee Nissan. Browse our available models today to find the one that’s right for you.