It's the ultimate battle of family-friendly SUVs! In one corner, we have the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder with its rugged exterior and impressive off-road capabilities. And in the other corner, we have the 2023 Toyota Highlander, known for its sleek design and reliable performance. Both of these vehicles are sure to turn heads on the road, but which one is right for you? Let’s look at this 2023 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander comparison guide by Palm Springs Nissan in Cathedral City, CA, to find out!
2023 Nissan Pathfinder
2023 Toyota Highlander
|3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) V6 engine||Engine||2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder |
|284 hp and 259 lb.-ft. of torque||Powertrain||265 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque|
|9-speed automatic transmission with manual mode ||Transmission||Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission |
The Pathfinder has an optional V6 engine that offers more power than the standard four-cylinder option found in the Highlander. This could make a big difference for those who plan to use their SUV for towing or carrying heavy loads.
Inside, they’re quite similar but not identical; while both have three rows of seating and ample room inside for passengers, only the Pathfinder offers an available third row with captain's chairs instead of a bench seat like you'll find in many Highlander models.
When it comes to infotainment, the two SUVs have their own unique advantages. The Pathfinder comes equipped with a standard 9-inch touchscreen display, providing seamless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Meanwhile, the Highlander boasts an 8-inch touchscreen display with Amazon Alexa and Wi-Fi connectivity as standard.
Ready for an adventure with the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder? Get behind the wheel and explore all its exciting features at Palm Springs Nissan. Our expert sales team is here to guide you toward the perfect SUV that fits your budget and lifestyle. Don't wait to schedule your test drive; contact us today, and let's hit the road!
* Starting MSRP is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the lowest model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. The actual price set by the dealer may vary.