2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Are you having trouble deciding on which new car to buy? Don't worry, you're not alone. We hear all the time how difficult the car-buying process can be for drivers. Even though drivers have so much information available to them, trying to sift through it all to find the perfect car for them can seem overwhelming! That's why we're here to help!

We create these model comparison pages so that you can see how some of the most popular vehicle models available today in their segments compare directly with one another. We find that it cuts down on confusion to present key information in a simple, but informative, way. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and 2018 Toyota Highlander, two of the most popular midsize vehicles today. Let's take a closer look at their key specifications to better see which SUV is the superior model!


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2018 Nissan Pathfinder
2018 Toyota Highlander
$31,040 MSRP $31,030
23 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 22 MPG
284 HP Horsepower 185 HP
6,000 lbs. Max Trailer Weight 1,500 lbs.

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When you look at the key information for both midsize SUVs, it's easy to see why both are so popular. Both models offer solid value when it comes to their starting MSRP, fuel-efficiency and power measurements and capabilities. However, when you compare the two models directly with one another, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder shows itself to be superior to its Toyota counterpart.

Even though the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has a nearly identical starting MSRP to the Highlander, it offers much more value in the way of efficiency and especially when it comes to muscle. The Pathfinder has nearly 100 more horsepower than the Highlander, which translates to far larger maximum trailer weight, all the while being even more efficient than the Highlander. Talk about a best of both worlds!

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, though, is more than just a powerful and efficient midsize SUV. It's also one of the safest vehicles on the road today thanks to its wealth of advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies. These features both keep the driver safer and make the drive less fatiguing, allowing the driver to better focus on the road. Available safety features include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking 

  • Intelligent Cruise Control 

  • Intelligent Around View Monitor 

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 

  • Blind Spot Warning 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder? Ready to get behind the wheel of one to take it for a spin? Contact our staff at McNeill Nissan for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

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