If you're hunting for an SUV robust enough to help you handle just about any terrain, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander both treat drivers to plenty of power and utility. So, which SUV is the better choice for your next adventure in the Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, and Citrus Hills areas?

To help you determine which vehicle is the better choice for you, our team at Maus Nissan of Crystal River is proud to offer this full guide today!

Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander Quick Facts

Nissan Pathfinder

Toyota Highlander

Towing Capacity

6,000 pounds*

5,000 pounds

Second-Row Legroom

41.7 inches

41 inches

Easy-Fill Tire Alert

Yes

No


Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander: Towing Capacity

You'll need a solid vehicle if you plan on towing a trailer along on your next trip. The Nissan Pathfinder comes equipped with a standard 3.5L V6 engine built to handle some serious loads. When properly equipped, this SUV will let you haul up to 6,000 pounds.*

Some things you can tow with that extra power include:

  • A small camping trailer
  • Adventuring equipment, like ATVs and jet skis
  • A lightweight boat
  • A flatbed trailer

The Toyota Highlander brings its own brawny engine to the table with a similar 3.5L V6 engine. Unfortunately, this engine isn't as fine-tuned as the one in the Pathfinder, only achieving a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. If you want to be prepared for any family vacation, the Nissan Pathfinder is the choice for you.


Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

When you're spending hours on the open road, you'll want to have a roomy interior to relax in. Both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander have three rows of seats, so you can comfortably bring along the whole family. In addition, these vehicles provide foldable back seats so you can expand your cargo area as needed.

The Nissan Pathfinder is a bit more generous in terms of legroom, though. You'll enjoy 42.2 inches of front-row legroom and 41.7 inches of legroom in the second row. Compare this to the Toyota Highlander that only provides 42 inches of legroom in the front row and 41 inches of legroom in the second row.


Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander: Convenience Features

To make sure you'll have an easy drive in your vehicle every day, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander are both equipped with a full set of driver assistance features. Some of the features offered by these vehicles include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • RearView Monitor
  • 360-degree camera

Both these vehicles also keep you aware of your vehicle's tire pressure with Tire Pressure Monitoring System technology. This feature will warn you when individual tires have low pressure so you can fill them as soon as possible.

One feature that elevates the Nissan Pathfinder just a bit further is its standard Easy-Fill Tire Alert. This feature will alert you when your tire has been filled to its recommended pressure by honking the horn. This ensures your tires are always in peak condition.


Should I Buy a Nissan Pathfinder or Toyota Highlander?

While it's certainly undeniable that the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander are both solid vehicles, the Nissan Pathfinder is simply more spacious and powerful. If you'd like to try the Pathfinder in the Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, or Citrus Hills area, just schedule a test drive with our team at Maus Nissan of Crystal River today!

* Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

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