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Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot Car Comparison

2017 Nissan Pathfinder (c)If you’re looking to purchase a midsize SUV, you probably have some big plans for it. Maybe you intend to do some towing, venture off-road, or plan a major road trip. In this case, you’ll need something more formidable, such as the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder or 2017 Honda Pilot. However, which vehicle can offer drivers in the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton area more bang for their buck? In this comparison, our team at Nissan 24 will show you.

Nissan Pathfinder Interior vs. Honda Pilot Interior

One of the major benefits of owning a large SUV is that there’s enough room for the whole family. The more space available, the better! In the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, passengers will have 157.8 cubic feet of space, including 42.2 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom for drivers.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Interior (c)For additional comfort, drivers can take advantage of the tri-zone automatic climate control and six-way adjustable seat with lumbar support. They’ll also have the NissanConnectSM entertainment suite at their disposal, which includes an eight-inch LCD screen and SiriusXM® Travel Link®.

Interior volume is downsized in the 2017 Honda Pilot, maxing out at 152.9 cubic feet. Driver headroom and legroom also lose a few inches each. When you factor the absence of tri-zone climate and the comprehensive NissanConnectSM into this mix, overall comfort is reduced considerably.

An Enduring Design

Vehicle safety begins with a strong framework. While the Honda Pilot does include its own Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ with front and rear crumple zones, it does not incorporate any other fortifications.

The Nissan Pathfinder, on the other hand, includes Zone body construction. In addition to its front and rear crumple zones, it also has hood buckling creases and pipe-style steel side-door guard beams. With all these reinforcements, it can stand up to almost any impact. 

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Performance vs. 2017 Honda Pilot Performance

If you plan on using your SUV for towing or off-road adventure, it needs to include the right powertrain. The Pathfinder is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine capable of generating up to 284 horsepower.

It also includes an efficient Xtronic continuously variable transmission® and available 4×4-i intuitive 4WD. When these features are paired with hill start assist and available hill descent control, the Pathfinder becomes the perfect off-roading SUV, capable of towing up to 6,000 pounds.

The Pilot is only able to tow up 5,000 pounds if the available all-wheel drive is equipped. Nevertheless, due of its standard six-speed automatic transmission and less streamlined V6 engine, it can only produce 280 horsepower.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot

When it comes to the midsize SUV class, bigger is better. The 2017 Honda Pilot is a capable vehicle that can offer drivers a lot of benefits. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, however, offers not only all those same benefits, but more of them, too.

If you’d like to learn more about the Pathfinder, contact Nissan 24. We’re happy to show all drivers in the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton area just how much this SUV has to offer. Contact us today for more information.