Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander

Comparing the Nissan Pathfinder to the Toyota Highlander in Spartanburg, SC

The Nissan Pathfinder is a popular SUV, thanks to its comfort and capabilities. This SUV is one of the most powerful in its class, with a towing capacity exceeding many rivals, including the Toyota Highlander. While both of these SUVs have three rows of seating, the Pathfinder gives you a lot more convenience, capability, and even fuel economy for a lower price. Let us break down all the ways the Nissan Pathfinder reigns supreme over this worthy challenger from Toyota.

You will find the new Nissan Pathfinder available at Benson Nissan in Spartanburg, SC, conveniently less than 40 minutes outside of Simpsonville, SC.

Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander

  • Fuel Efficiency: Despite Toyota's reputation for high fuel economy, the standard Highlander SUV is an exception traveling an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city with a fuel tank capacity of 18 gallons. The Pathfinder also has a tank capacity of 18 gallons, but this SUV travels up to 21 mpg in the city, making it the commuter's choice for the daily ride to work in Forest City, SC.
  • Safety: To help protect you from collisions in towns like Greer, SC, the Nissan Pathfinder comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360, a driver-assist app suite that includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Intelligent Driver Alertness, Rear Automatic Braking and more. The Highlander features a similar safety suite, Toyota Safety Sense, but this app suite does not include comparable features to Intelligent Driver Alertness or Rear Automatic Braking. A similar blind spot monitoring application is available n the Highlander, but only on select trims for a higher price.
New Pathfinder
Toyota Highlander
  • Interior: The Pathfinder is the more spacious of these two SUVs overall, with more third-row legroom for your backseat passengers to enjoy. Up front, you and your copilot will enjoy more legroom, than you would with the Toyota Highlander. Daily drives through Greenville are more comfortable for all eight passengers, with the Nissan Pathfinder.
  • Cargo: The Pathfinder also contains up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its third row, with 45 cubic feet behind the second row and up to 80.5 cubic feet in total, with all rear seatbacks folded in. The Highlander falls a bit short in cargo volume with 16 cubic feet behind the third row, which limits the amount of cargo or groceries you can take with you.
  • Capability: While the Highlander's standard engine generates a bit more horsepower, the Pathfinder's engine offers more capability overall, with a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 lbs., which gives you a few more options for the types of boats, campers, and other trailers you can bring with you. Even with AWD, the Highlander's towing capacity maxes out at 5,000 lbs.
  • Convenience: When one of your tires begins to lose pressure, the Nissan Pathfinder doesn't just give you a warning light, it tells you exactly which tire needs air, through the standard Easy Tire Fill Alert that can be displayed on the heads-up display behind the wheel. The Highlander does not yet have a comparable feature and instead just uses the standard tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

Test Drive the New Nissan Pathfinder Today

The Nissan Pathfinder gives you more capability, more efficiency, and more technology to offer for a price considerably lower than the Toyota Highlander. If the new Pathfinder sounds like the right SUV for you, then come test drive one today here at Benson Nissan! You will find us here at 1100 N Pine St in Spartanburg, conveniently less than an hour outside of Shelby, NC. See you soon!

  1. Benson Nissan

    1100 North Pine Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29303

    • Sales: (864) 585-3611
Loading Map...

Get in Touch

  • Contact our Sales Department at: (864) 585-3611
  • Monday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • SundayClosed