/2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
Drivers in the market for a full-size family SUV have some great options to choose from, but those looking for a vehicle that really can do it all should check out the 2017 Toyota Highlander and the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. Both of these family SUVs come jam-packed with standard and available features that are meant to keep drivers and passengers both safe and entertained while on the road.
These two family SUVs are sitting at the top of their class for a reason, and we think it’s obvious why. Both come with plenty of passenger space, comfortable and quiet cabins, performance-oriented engine options and generous lists of standard features. Looking for more detailed information? Read on for an in-depth comparison between these two great family SUVs!
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All trim levels come standard with a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine that generates 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. No other engine options are available. All trims come standard with safety features like the Nissan Advanced Airbag System, Vehicle Dynamic Control, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and 3-point safety belts for all seating positions. Advanced safety features will cost you extra on the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, and available advanced safety systems are somewhat limited. Available safety systems include Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Moving Object Detection and Forward Emergency Braking. Interior features include an 8-inch color monitor, a six-speaker audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio and two USB Ports.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander comes in eight trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited, Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE and Hybrid Limited. Each trim comes with a generous list of standard features, and drivers can choose to add on available features to best fit their needs. The LE trim comes standard with a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, while the LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and Limited trims all come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Looking for a family SUV with some serious fuel efficiency? Look no further! All Hybrid trims come standard with a fuel-efficient 3.5-liter V6 EVCT Hybrid engine that has an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 30/28 mpg city/highway. The 2017 Toyota Highlander also comes standard with advanced safety features that will cost you extra on most competitors, including the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. Standard advanced safety features include the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. All trims also come standard with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, a rearview camera, the Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. Wondering about interior features? The 2017 Highlander comes standard with Entune Audio, which includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen display (or an 8-inch touchscreen display for higher trim levels), a 4.2-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display, five USB ports and smartphone connectivity.
While both the 2017 Toyota Highlander and the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder are great options if you’re in the market for a new family SUV, the 2017 Highlander simply offers drivers more. It comes standard with more advanced safety features, more options to customize and more in-vehicle entertainment options. It has everything you could ask from a family vehicle, and more. For more information about this great SUV, contact our team at Serra Toyota of Decatur today!