Compare 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Toyota Highlander
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,724 $44,910
Pathfinder 4x4 S 20 27 $31,294 $33,670
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 20 27 $37,243 $40,080
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 20 27 $33,883 $36,460
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $40,156 $43,220
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $29,726 $31,980
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,674 $38,390
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $32,315 $34,770
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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,489 $39,800
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,022 $38,200
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,090 $47,000
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,302 $45,050
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,025 $50,200
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,237 $48,250
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,056 $42,600
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $37,589 $41,000
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,050 $36,200
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $31,589 $34,600
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,059 $38,400
Highlander LE FWD 20 28 $33,598 $36,800
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,633 $45,600
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $39,853 $43,650
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,555 $48,800
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $42,775 $46,850
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $37,616 $41,200
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,155 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,724
$36,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,910
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$749 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover steers into the middle lane among rivals with just-enough for most families. The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.7 141.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56 57
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.9 59
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
42 45.6
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
36.5 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 41
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 76
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7 8
Length, Overall (in)
198.5 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
69.5 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.9 84.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
78.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47 48.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.1 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 13.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR20 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR20 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4659 4465
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
259 @ 4400 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
284 @ 6400 243 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 35
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 5.1
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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