The Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander offer the kind of space and safety features that families can count on. Each one comes with three rows of seats and lots of storage space, so families in Port Richey, Bayonet Point, and Jasmine Estates, FL can carry everything they'll need.

So, which one is the right SUV for you and your family? The team at Maus Nissan of New Port Richey put together this Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander comparison to help you decide.

Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander: Quick Facts

With lots of power under the hood and plenty of room inside, both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander are capable of carrying heavy cargo. A 3.5L V6 engine comes standard in both SUVs, so you'll be able to tow a trailer or bring your boat to the beach. However, the Nissan knows how to maximize its power and haul more.

Whether you're towing something heavy or just taking the kids to school, you'll also have plenty of room to relax. The Nissan Pathfinder provides all three rows with space to stretch your legs. On the flipside, the Toyota Highlander may feel a bit more confining inside.


Nissan Pathfinder

Toyota Highlander

Towing Capacity

6,000 pounds1


Passenger Volume

154 cubic feet

141.3 cubic feet

Entertainment System

After you've packed up, the Nissan Pathfinder makes sure everyone can enjoy the drive with a user-friendly infotainment system. Its 8-inch touch-screen can help you get directions, enjoy your favorite music, and stay in touch wherever you go. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy excellent sound quality. It offers the following features:

  • Nissan Navigation System
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Bose® Premium Audio System with 13 speakers and Acoustic Waveguide technology
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System & audio streaming

The Toyota Highlander also comes with an 8-inch touch-screen and Bluetooth® compatibility. While a navigation system and SiriusXM® are both available, its sound system doesn't offer as many speakers or the same kind of sound quality.

The Nissan Pathfinder can also put an end to your passengers asking, Are we there yet? The Tri-Zone Entertainment System lets passengers watch their favorite movies and shows with two 8-inch screens mounted in the front headrests, a remote control, and two sets of wireless headphones.

Unfortunately, the Toyota does not offer a separate entertainment system for your passengers.

Stylish Design

What family doesn't want to stand out in the carpool lane? The Nissan Pathfinder is designed to look good in any setting. It features a streamlined design and a sleek chrome border around the front grille. Inside, you'll find available leather seats, contrast stitching, and classic wood accents.

The Toyota Highlander also offers leather upholstery and wood trim, but its exterior is a bit more rugged. For example, its large black grille doesn't feature a chrome border to help it stand out.

Test Drive a Dependable Family SUV

Visit Maus Nissan of New Port Richey to learn more about our Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander comparison and take a test drive. With its roomy interior and fun features, the Nissan Pathfinder is a great choice for families in Port Richey, Bayonet Point, and Jasmine Estates, FL.


1 Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

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