Compare 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander
2017 Nissan Pathfinder 2017 Toyota Highlander
  20 city / 27 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 1 20 city / 24 hwy mpg
  $29,990 MSRP 2 $30,630
  3.5-L V6 Engine 2.7-L Inline 4
  284 hp @ 6,400 rpm Horsepower 185 hp @ 5,800 rpm
  259 lb-ft. @ 4,800 rpm Torque 184 lb-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

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Even after doing a fair amount of research, shopping to find that perfect new vehicle can often be an incredibly hard and gruesome process. You’ll spy a car, truck, or SUV that you seem content with, until suddenly you learn about its unfavorably high price tag or about another feature (or lack thereof) which definitively deters you away from purchasing the vehicle.

Perhaps you’ve ultimately decided that you want a near or brand new SUV, a 2017 model. You seek practicality and design, things like fuel economy and storage capabilities, but you also deeply desire innovation and aesthetics, in terms of modern technology and appearances.

Look no further. Introducing two spectacular SUVs, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander. Both are standout SUVs with top-of-the-line performance features and similarly expert capabilities that blow the rest of the crowd away, yet there are some differences.


With origins dating back to 1920, it’s easy to see with the clear-cut yet robust design of the new Nissan Pathfinder how far the company has come since then. Boasting impressive fuel economy specs of 26 city MPG and 35 highway MPG, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder washes the Toyota Highlander out of the water with its 22 city MPG and 31 MPG fuel economy.

Despite the Toyota Highlander holstering 176-hp to the Nissan Pathfinder’s 155-hp, select models of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder are loaded with 184-hp, almost ten more than the Toyota Highlander can offer. Another important thing to note is that the Nissan Pathfinder provides both standard and automatic transmission options, while the 2017 Toyota Highlander only comes with an automatic transmission. Overall, while they’re a seriously close match, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder ultimately pulls ahead.


In terms of safety features, both SUV vehicles offer the latest-and-greatest safety technologies, and at first glance are almost identical. Both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander models carry Anti-Lock Brakes, but the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder offers an Anti-Theft System which is standard. The Toyota Highlander’s Anti-Theft System is optional. Both vehicles, however carry side/curtain airbags, child seat anchors, stability control and traction control options.


All in all, both vehicles are standout SUV’s which are globally popularized for good reason. However, during your driving experience of these two models here at our dealership in Indianapolis, Indiana, you will see the differences between the two models with a rather concise clarity. Your first glimpse of the two vehicles side-by-side will reveal that 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is a little more glamoured, with a curvy exterior design reminiscent of some luxury SUV vehicles, while the Toyota Highlander is slightly more compact and utilitarian in design. Their interiors are similar in concept, the Nissan Pathfinder boasting a slightly more lavish and up-to-date interior, while the Toyota Highlander’s interior appears slightly dull in its practicality.

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[1] MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

[2] Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.