2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

Some decisions in life are hard, like buying a house. Picking a midsize SUV? Not one of those hard decisions. Especially not when you’re comparing the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner. It’s true that between these two Japanese automakers, Toyota has built a name for itself, but Nissan is quickly catching the attention of American shoppers, and for good reason. Not only does the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offer a high-value option, but with a lower starting price tag. Plus, the savings will continue through your years of ownership, as the Pathfinder has better fuel economy. It’s obviously the better financial choice in your midsize SUV options.

We all know finances aren’t the only thing considered when choosing a model, even if they are a primary factor in the decision-making process. Everyone wants a vehicle that speaks to them, and what better voice is there than the roar of an engine? You’ll find that the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers a potent 284 horsepower from its 3.5-liter V6.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder


2018 Toyota 4Runner

$30,790 Starting MSRP $34,410
20 city/27 hwy Fuel Economy 17 city/21 hwy
3.5-liter V6 Engine 4.0-liter V6
284hp/259 lb-ft of torque Performance 270hp/278 lb-ft of torque

Features and benefits of the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Aside from power, cost and fuel economy, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and 2018 Toyota 4Runner both offer the essentials, but differ in some key ways. The 4Runner has available third-row seating, for example, while the Pathfinder comes standard with room for seven. When it comes to towing, you’ll also find that the Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds, compared to 5,000 pounds of towing in the 4Runner.

Then there are features. In today’s automotive landscape, you’ll find that most automakers offer a similar host of features, depending on trim levels. Is there anything Nissan offers that Toyota does not? Nissan has a new available Rear Door Alert system that helps parents remember children left in the rear seat, plus a stylish Midnight Edition trim with contrasting black accents.

Some of the standard features found in the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder include SiriusXM Travel Link with a 3-year complimentary trial, tri-zone automatic climate control, automatic emergency braking and the EZ Flex seating system.

Not sure if you’ll prefer the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder? See for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Glendale Nissan.

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