The all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder represents a massive upgrade over its predecessor. It has been redesigned from bumper to bumper, making the already well-received SUV even better. However, that's not to say that the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has a clear path ahead. It's got some serious competition, and the most striking and similarly named competitor happens to be the 2022 Toyota Highlander. A face-off between these two is inevitable, and if you feel the same, we at Boucher Nissan of Waukesha are here to help you with our side-by-side comparison of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2022 Toyota Highlander. Continue reading below to see which SUV reigns supreme in the battle of the Japanese giants!
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
2022 Toyota Highlander
|3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) V6 engine
||Engine||3.5-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Stop and Start Engine System|
|284 hp @ 6,400 rpm
||Horsepower||295 hp @ 6,600 rpm|
|259 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
||Torque||263 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm|
|6,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||5,000 lbs.|
The above comparison shows that the 2022 Toyota Highlander has a slightly more powerful engine. However, the difference is very unsubstantial to be a deal-breaker for the Nissan Pathfinder. Pound for pound, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder proves to be more capable than the Highlander. For instance, the Pathfinder has a bigger 114.2-inch wheelbase than the Highlander's 112.2 inches. This results in the Pathfinder being the more spacious SUV with greater headroom, legroom, and shoulder room. The Nissan Pathfinder offers 148 cubic feet of maximum passenger volume compared to the Highlander's 141.3 cubic feet.
When it comes to capability, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers 6,000 pounds of towing capacity, a full 1,000 pounds more than what the Toyota can tow! The Pathfinder also gets a 9-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, which will come in handy on your long rides in Wisconsin great outdoors. Best of all, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is the more affordable of the two.
If you're looking for a more spacious cabin and more towing capacity, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a no-brainer and most certainly ticks all the right boxes. Stop by Boucher Nissan of Waukesha or fill out the form below to contact us to learn more about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. You can also schedule a test drive and put the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder to the test and find out for yourself why we feel it's the best mid-size SUV on the market!