Toyota Highlander vs Nissan Pathfinder


Our Ira Toyota of Danvers car comparisons can help a lot when you’re trying to decide on the new car you should get. Having two models side by side can help you clearly see which one has the specs and features that fit your individual needs best.

When it comes to finding a new, spacious SUV to drive around Danvers, Peabody, and Salem, our Toyota Highlander vs. Nissan Pathfinder comparison will help lead you to the model that’s best suited for you and your lifestyle.

2020 Toyota Highlander Interior Cabin

Comparing Passenger and Cargo Space

The choice between the two models may come down to how often you drive around with the kids and their friends. That’s because one key difference between the Highlander vs. Pathfinder is how many passengers each can fit inside.

While both SUVs have three rows of seating, the 2020 Highlander has seating for eight passengers. This gives you one extra seat compared to the Pathfinder that can fit seven passengers. The third row of the Toyota Highlander is also spacious enough for more than just young children since it has 27.7 inches of legroom. The third row of the Nissan Pathfinder only has 19.8 inches of legroom.

Along with additional passenger space, the 2020 Highlander also gives you plenty of room to transport all kinds of items. You can fold down the back two rows to fit more cargo in the Highlander. This will give you 84.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. The 2020 Pathfinder also lets you fold down the rear seats when packing up your SUV, but it supplies you with just 79.5 cubic feet of cargo volume.

2020 Toyota Highlander Interior Technology

The Infotainment System in the Highlander vs Pathfinder

Inside either vehicle, you’ll also have various technology features. This includes advanced infotainment systems within each SUV. However, the 2020 Highlander is the only one of the two that has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

These features essentially allow you to personalize your ride by connecting your smartphone to the infotainment system. Then, you’ll be able to have your text messages read, bring up your maps to see what traffic’s like up ahead, and much more. This gives you a safer, more convenient, and fun ride each time you get into the Highlander.

All of this will be displayed on an 8-inch touch-screen. The infotainment system in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder also comes with an 8-inch touch-screen. However, only the 2020 Highlander offers an available 12-3-inch touch-screen display for a larger view of your entertainment and other system settings.

Toyota Highlander Fuel Economy

Which SUV Is More Fuel Efficient?

When it comes to performance, they both have great, controlled handling, plenty of power under the hood, and the capability to tow thousands of pounds. Where you’ll notice a difference is in how much gas they use on a daily basis.

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder has a fuel economy of 20 city/27 highway MPG. Making each gallon of gas last longer no matter where you’re driving, the Toyota Highlander gets an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.*

Time to Pick Between the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs Nissan Pathfinder

Whether you often play the role of chauffeur or just want a spacious SUV that uses as little gas as possible, the 2020 Toyota Highlander may be just what you’re looking for. You can also come see what else this vehicle can add to your drive around Danvers, Peabody, and Salem here at Ira Toyota of Danvers. Contact us now and schedule your own test drive of the 2020 Highlander.


* 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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