2019 Toyota Highlander red

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Nissan Pathfinder


Engine Options


Hybrid Powertrain Available


Maximum Seating Capacity

83.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

79.5 cubic feet

From Charlotte to Shelby, customers visit our dealership every day while trying to decide between the Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander. And while the Pathfinder is a popular choice, we think that you’ll agree that the Toyota Highlander is the better buy. Just compare the two side-by-side and see what you think!

Interior Dimensions: Pathfinder vs. Highlander

Between the Toyota Highlander and the Nissan Pathfinder, both models are spacious with plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. But the Toyota Highlander has the edge on space, and it’s a highlight you’ll find often in Highlander reviews.

  • The Nissan Pathfinder seats a maximum of seven passengers in its three-row design. The Toyota Highlander can also seat seven, but also has the option of seating eight when properly equipped. That extra seat may make all the difference for larger families.
  • As for cargo space, the Toyota Highlander still has the upper hand with its 83.7 cubic foot capacity. The Nissan Pathfinder falls a little short with only 79.5 cubic feet of cargo space total.

Engine and Powertrain Options

The Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine with a whopping 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque and Nissan’s Xtronic CVT. This robust engine is a powerful and balanced option, but it is the only one offered for the Pathfinder.

The Toyota Highlander, on the other hand, offers two different options: a 4-cylinder engine and a V6. A hybrid powertrain is also available! This means you get many ways to customize your car’s performance. Choose the standard 185-hp 4-cylinder for a well-balanced ride, choose the 295-hp V6 for even greater power, or opt for the hybrid for eco-friendly efficiency.

Which Will It Be: Highlander or Pathfinder?

Between the Toyota Highlander vs. Nissan Pathfinder, we think that the Toyota Highlander is the clear winner. It has more space and tons of great options for personalization, so you can get the driving experience that you really want. If you’re ready for an adventure in North Carolina, take a look at our Toyota Highlander inventory to get started! You can even apply for financing ahead of time. Then visit Toyota of Gastonia to take a test drive and pick out your brand new car.

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