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Compare The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder And 2021 Toyota Highlander


If you're thinking about upgrading your drive with the new Nissan Pathfinder for sale, you might be wondering about how the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander compare. To help you find the best new SUV for your needs, we'll compare Highlander vs. Pathfinder dimensions, starting MSRP, performance, cargo room, and mpg.

After you learn more about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder compared to Toyota Highlander SUVs, you'll want to schedule your test drive at our nearby Nissan dealership then lease a Nissan Pathfinder.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Starting MSRP

Since the first thing most of us look at is the price, let's start there. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder S gets out of the gate with a quick win over the 2021 Toyota Highlander thanks to its $33,410 starting MSRP1 compared to the $35,085 MSRP it'll cost you to take home a 2021 Toyota Highlander L.

Now that we know the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder costs less than the new Highlander for sale, let's look at what you get for your money.

Pathfinder vs. Highlander Performance

Both of these new eight-seater SUVs offer plenty of performance and produce just shy of 300 horsepower from V-6 engines that both deliver an EPA-estimated 21 mpg2 in the city. When you compare Toyota Highlander vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder performance, we find very similar numbers. If you are looking for Nissan SUV comparisons, compare the Nissan Pathfinder to the Kia Telluride.

Compare Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander Cargo Capacity

When you want an SUV that you can load with your gear and can accommodate your active lifestyle, cargo room is essential. Let's look at the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander cargo room. When the rear seat is up on the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder S, drivers will have up to 58.5 cubic feet of cargo room. The Highlander only gives you 48.4 cubic feet of space when the seats are up.

If you plan to fill all eight seats with you, your friends, and your gear, then opt for the SUV that gives you the most interior room between the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander.

  2022 Nissan Pathfinder S 2021 Toyota Highlander L
MSRP Starting from $33,410* Starting from $35,085*
ENGINE 3.8L V-6 3.5L V-6
291 295
MPG CITY/HIGHWAY 21/26 21/29
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY 3,500 pounds 5,000 pounds
CARGO (REAR SEAT UP) 58.5 cu. ft. 48.4 cu. ft.
CARGO (REAR SEAT DOWN) 78.8 cu. ft. 84.3 cu. ft.
SEATING Up to 8 Up to 8

New Nissan Financing

After you compare the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander and see the many ways the Pathfinder beats the Highlander, you'll want to apply for lease deals and finance offers with our finance team. Our finance department makes it easy to get pre-approved for Nissan financing with our free credit application. Simply answer a few basic questions and submit your application through our secure website or over the phone with one of our agents.

Once our team reviews your application and understands the landmarks that created your credit score, we'll be able to review how buying compares to leasing and tell you about our custom lease offers. If you have a particular monthly payment or down payment in mind, let our team know, and we'll let you know how we can meet your needs.

Nissan Auto Repair

Drivers love our Nissan dealership because of the professional auto repair we offer in our service department. In addition to our competitive prices and friendly staff, we also offer money-saving discounts on auto repair and oil change coupons. When it's time to service your Nissan Pathfinder, come to our auto shop for a quick brake job or tire rotation to preserve the performance you enjoy every day.

When comparing the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander reliability, we offer a state-of-the-art service department, a team of knowledgeable professionals, and a comfortable lounge for service customers with complimentary bottled water, coffee, and Wi-Fi. When you buy or lease a new Nissan vehicle from our dealership, your purchase is backed by our team of experts to ensure optimal performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which has more room? Pathfinder or Highlander?

If you are comparing the Pathfinder to the Highlander, you're probably finding that both vehicles offer interiors with ample features and comforts, but which new SUV for sale gives you the most room? When it comes to cargo room with the rear seat up, the Pathfinder gives you more room than the Highlander by nearly 10 cubic feet.

Which car is better? Nissan Pathfinder or Toyota Highlander?

When looking at how the Pathfinder vs. Highlander stack up to see which new car is better, you'll be glad to know that the Pathfinder has a lower starting MSRP than the Highlander, has a bigger engine, and offers more cargo room with the rear seat up. The Pathfinder offers the same estimated city fuel economy and roughly the same horsepower, making the Nissan the ideal companion to your commute.

Does the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder have CVT transmission?

The all-new Pathfinder is redesigned for the 2022 model year, and that includes replacing the CVT found on previous models with a new nine-speed automatic transmission with manual mode for smooth, clean shifts. This transmission pairs with a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) V-6 engine to provide ample performance and towing capability.

Nissan Pathfinder Trim Models

Now that you know all the ways the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander compare and where the Pathfinder outperforms other cars in its class, you'll want to pick out a Pathfinder trim model that gives you the features, safety systems, and connected audio integrations you enjoy.

The 2022 Pathfinder arrives in four trim models to shop and compare, as well as the option of 2WD or 4WD. The base model Pathfinder S 4WD comes standard with an Intelligent 4x4 with Terrain and Mode Selector to help you conquer the trails.

Upgrade to the Pathfinder SV if you're looking for a new Nissan with ProPILOT Assist, an intelligent lane intervention system, a 10-way power driver's seat, and remote engine start with heated front seats.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4WD ups the luxury with leather-appointed seats, an intelligent around-view monitor system, wireless Apple CarPlay® integration for your compatible device, and a 9-inch touchscreen with navigation.

When you want 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, and BOSE® premium audio, you want the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum. Lease yours today at our nearby Nissan dealership.

1All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

22022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 21 City MPG / 26 Highway MPG / 23 Combined MPG for Pathfinder® S, SV, SL, Platinum 2WD. 21 City MPG / 27 Highway MPG / 23 Combined MPG for Pathfinder S, SV, SL 4WD. 20 City MPG / 25 Highway MPG / 22 Combined MPG for Pathfinder Platinum 4WD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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