Compare 2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Toyota Highlander
2016 Nissan Pathfinder
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FWD 4-Door I4 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $27,837 $30,490
FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $29,229 $32,015
AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $30,563 $33,475
FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $31,403 $34,395
AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $32,736 $35,855
FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $34,069 $37,315
AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $35,403 $38,775
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $37,356 $40,915
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $38,690 $42,375
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $39,744 $43,530
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $41,077 $44,990
AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,705 $47,870
AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $46,094 $50,485
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 27 $27,731 $29,830
4WD 4-Door S 19 26 $29,300 $31,520
2WD 4-Door SV 20 27 $30,812 $33,150
4WD 4-Door SV 19 26 $32,380 $34,840
2WD 4-Door SL 20 27 $33,837 $36,410
4WD 4-Door SL 19 26 $35,405 $38,100
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 27 $38,663 $41,610
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 26 $40,231 $43,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,837
$27,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,490
$29,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$497 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder lacks sporty or off-road intentions, instead offering space for seven in a composed, quiet environment.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
27.7 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
45.6 42
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.9 157.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 42.2
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 56.1
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 60.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 65.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 114.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 69.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.8 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
13.8 19.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 47.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.7 79.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 51.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 78.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.1
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)
12.9 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60SR18 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60SR18 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4134 4168
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4200 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7 L/163 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5800 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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