Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander

Nissan Pathfinder


If you’re looking for an SUV that combines top-notch performance with an expansive interior and advanced safety, you’re in the right place! Both the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2018 Toyota Highlander offer this ideal mix of features and much more.

So, how will shoppers in Jenkintown, Abington, Glenside, and Philadelphia choose between them? We at Faulkner Nissan Jenkintown are here to help you do just that with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how these two vehicles stack up against each other in terms of performance, interior, and safety!


Leading the way in the Nissan Pathfinder is a high-powered 3.5L V6 engine. This engine delivers the perfect balance of power and efficiency with the help of its partner, a standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission).

With this duo, you’ll achieve an impressive EPA-estimated 27 highway/20 city MPG1. Additionally, the Pathfinder manufactures an incredible 284 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power, the Pathfinder can tow a best-in-class standard towing capacity2 of 6,000 pounds.
As for the 2018 Toyota Highlander, you won’t get quite as much efficiency or power. This model makes just 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque resulting in this model only being able to tow 5,000 pounds in any trim level. Additionally, the Highlander achieves only an EPA-estimated 24 highway/20 city MPG.


Inside the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, you’ll have plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. This model sports 42.2 inches of front row headroom as well as 41.7 roomy inches of second-row legroom. So, no matter where you sit, you’ll have plenty of wiggle room.

On top of having plenty of space for all seven passengers, the Pathfinder also caters to cargo. The Pathfinder offers up 16.2 cubic feet of cargo room with all seven seats up-right and in place.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander, on the other hand, you won’t have quite as much room in either regard. This model offers only 40.7 inches of front-seat headroom and second-row passengers will only get 38.4 inches of legroom. You’ll also have to be picky about what you bring along because you’ll only have 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space to utilize without sacrificing a seat.