Nissan Pathfinder vs. the Competition in Greenville, TX

January 10th, 2023 by

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot

Are you in search of a spacious and comfortable ride? Although the three-row SUV market is quite competitive, the Nissan Pathfinder stands out with its powerful engine and standard features. But how does it compare to the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Palisade?

At Nissan of Greenville, we’re here to show you what sets the Pathfinder apart. When you shop with us, you’ll take advantage of nearly 15 years of experience and competitive pricing. Whether in Greenville or traveling from Commerce, Sulphur Springs, or Terrell, TX, we invite you to explore our online inventory after you finish reading our comparison guide!

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New Nissan Pathfinder vs. the Competition: Engine and Performance

White 2023 Nissan Pathfinder on a dirt road

The Nissan Pathfinder has a V6 engine that produces 284 horsepower, delivering more pep than most of its rivals. In contrast, the Honda Pilot falls short at 280 horsepower, and the Toyota Highlander really lags behind at 265 horsepower. The Hyundai Palisade delivers more power with 291 ponies but gives up some fuel efficiency to do so.

Despite its powerful engine, the Nissan Pathfinder has excellent fuel economy, rated at 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Palisade, on the other hand, gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

In addition, the Nissan Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds—1,000 more than the Pilot, Palisade, and Highlander. You’ll have no trouble towing your boat to the lake thanks to the Pathfinder!

New Nissan Pathfinder vs. the Competition: Technology

2023 Nissan Pathfinder front cabin

The Nissan Pathfinder has many standard features that are only available in higher trim levels of other brands. Some examples include voice recognition and a hands-free text messaging assistant.

Plus, the Pathfinder offers some tech features that competitors don’t have at all. For instance, you can opt for a full digital dashboard display, not available with the Honda Pilot. And while most SUVs in its class have standard smartphone integration, the Pathfinder goes a step further with available wireless Apple CarPlay®. In the Hyundai Palisade, you’d have to deal with annoying cables.

Drivers also boast about the Nissan Pathfinder’s 13-speaker Bose premium audio system. That’s more speakers than what the Pilot, Palisade, and Toyota Highlander offer.

Where the Nissan Pathfinder really outshines the competition, though, is its class-exclusive safety features. The Pathfinder comes with an intelligent forward collision warning system as well as an intelligent Around View® monitor. Neither of these are available on the Pilot, Palisade, or Highlander. No wonder the Pathfinder regularly earns the highest possible safety ratings!

New Nissan Pathfinder vs. the Competition: Interior

2023 Nissan Pathfinder second-row captain's chairs

The Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Palisade all seat up to eight passengers. However, only the Pathfinder gives you best-in-class front legroom of 44.3 cubic inches. The Palisade comes close at 44.1 cubic inches, but the Pilot and Highlander max out at about 40.

Long drives are also notably more comfortable in the Pathfinder, thanks to Nissan’s unique Zero Gravity Seats. These seats use 14 different pressure points to keep you in a neutral position like you’re floating in outer space. You won’t find these in the Pilot, Highlander, or Palisade!

Test Drive the Nissan Pathfinder in Greenville, TX

We can help you get behind the wheel of your very own Pathfinder SUV at Nissan of Greenville! Browse our wide selection of Nissan Pathfinder models for sale online and schedule a test drive today. Whether you’re visiting from Terrell, Commerce, or Sulphur Springs, TX, or right here in Greenville, our team of experts is ready for you.