2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander
Choosing the right SUV is not just a decision for yourself, but also one for your family. While drivability is a major factor, family-friendly features, overall space, and safety are equally important. Now that some of the 2014 SUVs have started arriving at dealerships, it is important you can determine which will be best for your family. In this comparison, we’ll look at the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander.
First, let’s take a look at some of the key features of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. Under the hood, the new Pathfinder is powered by a 260 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a continuously variable transmission. That powertrain helps the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder achieve 20/26 city/highway MPG.
However, as we stated in the introduction, SUVs are about more than drivability. With that in mind, Nissan clearly had the family in mind when designing the 2014 Pathfinder. With seven premium seats and best-in-class passenger space of 158 cubic ft. not only is there abundant space for passengers, but also plenty of room for cargo. With all the seats in place, the Highlander still boasts 16 cubic ft. of cargo space. With the seats tucked away, your rear cargo space expands to 80 cubic ft.
Other available family-friendly features of the Nissan Pathfinder include a sliding third row for adjustable leg room, a navigation system with traffic information, tri-zone entertainment system that allows for different entertainment for front seat, right side, and left side passengers, and interior accent lighting.
In comparison, the 2014 Toyota Highlander will have two available engine options — a 187-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6 similar to that in the Pathfinder. While the Highlander seats up to eight passengers, and although it features major space upgrades from the outgoing model, it is still expected to fall short of the Nissan Pathfinder.
While fuel economy figures for the 2014 Toyota Highlander aren’t yet available, we can get an idea from the 2013 Highlander, which featured 20/25 city/highway. With a complete redesign for the 2014 model year, the Highlander may feature improved fuel economy and interior technology. While big things are expected, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has established itself as a leader in the class of SUVs and is a sure thing for SUV shoppers.
Schedule a test drive in the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder near Shelbyville, TN at Victory Toyota South and see how it accommodates the needs of your family. We also have a full selection of Nissan accessories so you can further personalize your SUV to meet your needs.