Compare 2016 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Nissan Pathfinder
2016 Toyota Highlander
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 27 $38,663 $41,610
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door S 20 27 $27,731 $29,830
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SL 20 27 $33,837 $36,410
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SV 20 27 $30,812 $33,150
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 26 $40,231 $43,300
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door S 19 26 $29,300 $31,520
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SL 19 26 $35,405 $38,100
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SV 19 26 $32,380 $34,840
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AWD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $30,563 $33,475
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $32,736 $35,855
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $38,690 $42,375
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $41,077 $44,990
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $35,403 $38,775
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $27,837 $30,490
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $29,229 $32,015
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $31,403 $34,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $37,356 $40,915
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $39,744 $43,530
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $34,069 $37,315
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,705 $47,870
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $46,094 $50,485
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,663
$30,563
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,610
$33,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$694 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder lacks sporty or off-road intentions, instead offering space for seven in a composed, quiet environment. The 2016 Toyota Highlander isn't all that exciting to look at or to drive, but it's very versatile and handsome enough to be a great minivan alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44.2
Third Head Room (in)
36.5 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)
41.1 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.8 144.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.7 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.9
Third Hip Room (in)
42 45.6
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 59.6
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
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.8 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
78.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 13.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.8 13.8
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
P235/55SR20 P245/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55SR20 P245/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4398
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6400 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 4.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.15
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
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
7.6 8.8
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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