Nissan is calling the totally redesigned 2013 Pathfinder the best Pathfinder ever, and it's easy to see why. It's a truly capable SUV that offers a sophisticated 4-wheel drive system with three driver-selectable modes for the best traction. Pathfinder provides the power, ride comfort, and amenities of a crossover and adds genuine off-road and towing capabilities that competitors simply can't match! Yes, this all-new Pathfinder is rugged, yet refined, and equally at home on smooth highways and rugged trails.
So, how does it compare to the 2012 Toyota Highlander?
Toyota's Highlander is based on the Camry sedan platform, which means is has very limited off-road capability and a lower standard towing capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder. Of course that's just the beginning of Pathfinder's superior features. Pathfinder also offers larger available wheels and tires, which improves its off-road prowess! Inside, the Pathfinder is a lot roomier than the Highlander with more front and 3rd row headroom, more front, 2nd row and 3rdrow shoulder room and more 2nd and 3rd row legroom! In addition to all this room, your passengers will be wowed by Pathfinder's available huge panorama moon roof!
Pathfinder also offers technological advantages such as Nissan's easy-fill tire alert system that beeps when tires are fully inflated, a hard drive based navigation system (vs. Highlander's DVD system) with available NavWeather, Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and an available Around View® monitor which provides a bird's eye view for perfect parking!
And to top it all off, the new 2013 Patfhinder's state of the art Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission helps Pathfinder achieves a higher EPA estimated MPG!
Toyota Highlander vs Nissan Pathfinder?
There's really no comparison!
*2013 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2012 Toyota Highlander. For trim-level-to-trim-level comparisons visit NissanUSA.com/Compare