2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Toyota Highlander near Orlando FL

View Inventory2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Toyota Highlander near Orlando FL

Vehicle Overview

The 7-passenger 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a beast on style and a beast on convenience issues, holding its own against any other SUV in the industry. Today it only has to hold its own against the 2020 Toyota Highlander, though. In our 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Toyota Highlander comparison, you'll learn more about how the Pathfinder manages to eclipse the Highlander fairly handily this year. In year's past, things were a little closer, but as the Highlander ages a bit poorly in the tech era, the Pathfinder keeps finding a way to keep things fresh. Jenkins Nissan of Leesburg near Orlando Ocala Clermont invites you to see how these two giants stack up against each other this year.

Orlando FL - 2020 Nissan Pathfinder's Overview

Towing Capacity - 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Customers near Orlando Ocala Clermont demand a powerful powertrain out of their SUVs, especially ones that are sporting a little more bulk than others. Both the Highlander and Pathfinder should, by nature, offer up a powertrain that gets the job done, but this year only the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is kicking things up a notch. Your Pathfinder dishes out a convincing 284 horsepower performance via a 3.5-Liter V6 engine. In light of this, the Highlander's 295 horsepower 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder engine at first seems a little more powerful.

Orlando FL - 2020 Nissan Pathfinder's Towing Capacity

And then you realize that the Pathfinder can out-tow the Highlander by 1,000 pounds. Your Pathfinder can effortlessly tow 6,000 pounds; the Highlander tows just 5,000 pounds maximum. What good is the tiny amount of extra horsepower if the Pathfinder works harder at the end of the day? If you want power that really accomplishes something, it's the Pathfinder you want to take home.

Orlando FL - 2020 Nissan Pathfinder's Interior

Interior - 2020 Nissan Pathfinder near Orlando FL

The Pathfinder has one of the largest passenger volumes in the industry year after year. In 2020, you get 154 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the Highlander's cramped 141.3 cubic feet of passenger volume. The result is that you're definitely going to feel claustrophobic in the Highlander's shockingly smaller cabin. If you want room to stretch out and enjoy the ride, the Pathfinder is your only choice. We also feel that the Pathfinder stands out on the quality of its interior materials and other amenities while the Highlander gets stuck in the past. We really don't like the quality of its relatively thin seats and design.

Orlando FL - 2020 Nissan Pathfinder's Powertrain

Powertrain - Nissan Pathfinder specs near Orlando

We mentioned the powertrain of both models earlier and how similar they are, but once again, you have to look a little deeper to understand why the Pathfinder is more efficient and practical for everyday life. Its Xtronic CVT has really made waves in the industry this year, pushing the efficiency of the engine higher and really creating a comfortable handling and response experience. While the Highlander has a fine engine - it's definitely not underpowered in any way - it simply isn't configured with a transmission that brings out the best in the engine choice. As such, we feel that the Highlander is a real missed opportunity for Toyota, and we often wonder why they didn't put more effort into pushing the Highlander to the next level. As for Nissan, they made sure that the Pathfinder got a transmission that's quiet and smooth on the go, one that works perfectly with the engine and brings out a whopping 6,000 pound towing capacity.

Contact Us Today - Nissan Pathfinder near Orlando FL

The Pathfinder defeats the 2020 Toyota Highlander soundly! And you can test drive it today at Jenkins Nissan of Leesburg. Simply give us a call when you're ready to hit the road and see what your Pathfinder can really do. You can reach out to us via email, phone, or right here in person where you can step into the driver's seat of the Pathfinder.

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