The Nissan Pathfinder competes against other popular three-row crossovers for families that can’t bear to buy a minivan.
Among our favorites is the Honda Pilot, which was our Best Car to Buy 2016.
The Pilot is more spacious, with smarter style, but real-world fuel economy may suffer for some.
The Dodge Durango is a much more masculine crossover, on an aging structure, with muscle-car style—or briefly, it’s a “man van.” The Ford Explorer doesn’t have the interior space of the Pathfinder but it has more panache.
The new Chevy Traverse manages nearly the same fuel economy as the Pathfinder, but we haven’t yet driven it.
The Mazda CX-9 punches into premium territory with its interior, but the overall execution doesn’t seem as refined as first impressions would indicate.
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|2018 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2018 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2018 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicles||N/A||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|FWD S||FWD 4-Door L w/1L0||SXT RWD||Base FWD||LX 2WD||Sport FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse||2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Dodge Durango||2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Ford Explorer||2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Honda Pilot||2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9|