|2015 Nissan Pathfinder||VS||2015 Toyota Highlander|
|27 mpg||Highway MPG||25 mpg|
|5,000 lb||Standard Towing||1,500 lb|
|41.7 in||Rear Legroom||38.4 in|
|Available||AroundView Monitor||Not Available|
When you’re looking for a large crossover SUV that is both powerful and fuel-efficient, where do you turn? That’s a question facing many Houston-area drivers, and with many 2015 models now available at local dealerships, it’s a question that certainly has more than a few viable answers. However, two of the most popular large crossover SUVs--the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2015 Toyota Highlander--are frequently cited as the best of the crop. So how do they fare side by side?
It’s worth noting from the outset that the both the Pathfinder and Highlander have near-identical starting price, checking in at just under $30,000. However--and this is a big “however”--the base Highlander uses a 2.7L four-cylinder engine, one described by Edmunds.com as “lackluster.” To get the V6 powertrain that is a credible competitor for the standard offering in the Pathfinder, this base price immediately creeps closer to $32,000. Despite this disparity in price, the Pathfinder still offers a much better combined fuel economy--22 combined mpg to 22 for the Highlander--while matching the Highlander’s top towing capability and offering a more spacious rear seat for your passengers. So, who among us isn’t interested in a vehicle that is cheaper, more fuel efficient and more spacious? If these items are on your list, then the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is for you!
For decades now, the Nissan Pathfinder has set the bar for SUVs by offering a model that is at once versatile, efficient and attractive. For 2015, the Pathfinder raises the stakes by blending first-rate interior upholstery and next-generation technology, creating a model that contains all a host of classical elements while feeling uniquely of its time. Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers an excellent 27 mpg on the highway, the Pathfinder is perfectly viable as a long-distance traveler or as a daily commuter vehicle. It also adds a class-exclusive Around View Monitor to the existing safety suite, which gives drivers a bird’s-eye view of the parking situation to ensure that correct maneuvering is being performed. And, with the Pathfinder’s tri-zone entertainment system with available dual 7-inch DVD monitors, all passengers are guaranteed to be placated during longer journeys.
The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder can now be found at Robbins Nissan, where our friendly sales staff is standing by to assist with answering any questions that may arise. Where you’re in search of financing information, have questions regarding inventory or financing concerns or simply would like to schedule a test drive, our staff is in your corner. Find your 2015 Nissan Pathfinder today at Robbins Nissan!