Vehicle Comparisons:
2013 Honda Pilot Vs. 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Summer is a great time to invest in a new vehicle. Dealerships all over the country offer impressive savings at this time of year. That doesn’t mean, however, that the cars themselves are the same. When it comes to midsize crossovers, the Nissan Pathfinder outshines the Honda Pilot. You would be well served to head over to your local Nissan Pathfinder Boston area dealership. Here’s why.

Interior

Edmonds.com (a well-respected source for vehicle information) called the interior of the 2013 Honda Pilot ” disappointing.” By contrast, the same source reported that if you take a look at the trim of the year 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, “you might think you’re in an infinity.” Also, Edmond’s reported that some of the Pilot’s interior controls felt a bit “chintzy.”

Power

The Nissan Pathfinder is a powerful crossover. The Pathfinder goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds and is capable of traversing 1/4 mile in 16.3 seconds. The Pilot puts up numbers of 8.7 seconds and 16.9 seconds, respectively. In fact, Edmonds.com reported that Nissan “likely makes the best CVT in the business,” while their driving impression of the Pilot was that its 250 horsepower V6 engine didn’t feel powerful enough to propel what felt like a large, heavy vehicle. Towing is also better with the Pathfinder. The Pathfinder can tell 5000 pounds, while the Pilot can only handle 2000.

Safety

The Nissan is slightly better than the Honda when it comes to safety. Though both share some safety features (such as driver, passenger, front-seat side air bags and full-length side curtain air bags), the Pathfinder has stability and traction control while the Pilot has only stability control. Also, the Honda’s stopping distance from 60 miles per hour is slightly below average for midsize crossovers, while the Nissan’s is slightly above average.

Comfort

A final reason to head to your local Nissan Pathfinder dealership is the comfort the Pathfinder offers, especially if you plan to carry adults in the rear seats on a regular basis. The Honda Pilot’s rear seats have a tendency to four is longer-legged adults into a semi-squatting position, hardly comfortable on long trips. By contrast, the Pathfinder’s back seats are comfortable and provide a smooth ride.

Final Thoughts

Don’t like confusion stop you from getting the perfect vehicle for your summer adventure needs.Your local Nissan dealer is ready to help you find the perfect car.

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