Compare 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Nissan Pathfinder
2014 Toyota Highlander
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,942 $29,210
4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $28,415 $30,810
2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,787 $32,300
4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $31,260 $33,900
2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $32,503 $35,250
2WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 28 $32,548 $35,300
4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,976 $36,850
4WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 27 $34,022 $36,900
2WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 28 $35,264 $38,250
4WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 27 $36,738 $39,850
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,830 $39,950
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $38,303 $41,550
2WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 28 $39,592 $42,950
4WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 27 $41,065 $44,550
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FWD 4-Door I4 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $26,673 $29,215
FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $27,864 $30,520
AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,199 $31,980
FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $29,892 $32,740
AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,225 $34,200
FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $32,905 $36,040
AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,238 $37,500
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,465 $42,130
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $39,798 $43,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,942
$26,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,210
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights. The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Third Hip Room (in)
42 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.8 145
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 40.7
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.7 59.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7 8
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
69.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 13.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.8 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.8 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
78.9 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65SR18 P245/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65SR18 P245/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4168 4134
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 184 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.7 L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6400 185 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.58 4.36
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 4.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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