2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Plan on some time just to whittle down the three-row crossover SUV choices.

The Honda Pilot is one of our faves for its versatile interior and good ride quality.

An update this year gave it better infotainment and some much-needed transmission tweaks for high-trim variants.

The Chevy Traverse may have trucky looks, but it’s all crossover and we like it a lot.

We just wish the bowtie brand would make active safety tech more widely available.

The Kia Sorento’s update last year kept it competitive.

It’s not as spacious as some rivals, but the Sorento may be right-sized for smaller families.

This year’s newcomer is the all-wheel-drive Subaru Ascent, and it’s a must-see for its spacious interior and high level of safety tech.

The Toyota Highlander’s hybrid powertrain gives it excellent fuel economy with room for the whole family.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is bigger and more butch, but still every bit as good for a bunch.
Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
The 2019 Kia Sorento is a right-sized, well-priced three-row crossover SUV for those who can skimp a little on third-row space.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WD
Style Name     
FWD SFWD 4-Door L w/1L0LX 2WDL FWDSport FWD2.4T 8-Passenger
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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