Compare 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,662 $36,870
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,263 $48,480
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $41,414 $45,360
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,283 $41,930
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $28,512 $31,230
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,891 $37,120
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,558 $35,660
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,718 $34,740
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,385 $33,280
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,784 $46,860
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $41,451 $45,400
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,935 $43,740
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,602 $42,280
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,119 $41,750
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,785 $40,290
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,051 $40,580
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,717 $39,120
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,122 $44,260
Pathfinder 4x4 S 19 26 $30,422 $32,730
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 19 26 $36,649 $39,440
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 19 26 $32,919 $35,420
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $39,553 $42,570
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $28,854 $31,040
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,081 $37,750
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $31,350 $33,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,662
$41,122
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$44,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$738 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake. The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder should be on the list for shoppers looking for a large crossover. The Pathfinder is highly functional, but not entirely interesting.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 36.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.9 133.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 60.9
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Leg Room (in)
27.7 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
45.6 42
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 77.3
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 69.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.7 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.8 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 47
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.8
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60TR18 P235/55HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60TR18 P235/55HR20
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)
350 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 4662
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 4800 259 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 5800 284 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 5.25
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.41 - 0.38
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
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
6.0 (Est) 8.4
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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