2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

Front passenger angle of a blue 2020 Nissan Pathfinder on left vs blue 2020 Toyota Highlander on right

Finding the right SUV that caters to your family’s needs can be time-consuming. It can feel even harder knowing that there are so many options available. To help save you time and energy in your search for a new family vehicle, we have researched and compared two popular SUV models: the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and 2020 Toyota Highlander.

Before we dive into the differences, let’s explore a couple similarities. Both offering three rows of seats, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and 2020 Toyota Highlander are ideal for families that need to seat more than five people or would like the extra space for cargo. Under the hood, both models are equipped with a powerful 3.5L V6 engine. While the Highlander’s engine is a bit stronger than the Pathfinder, it is a slight difference that likely won’t be noticed on the road.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder


2020 Toyota Highlander

$31,980 - $44,910 MSRP $34,600 - $48,800
3.5L V6 Engine with 284 Horsepower and 259 Lb-Ft of Torque Engine Specs 3.5L V6 Engine with 295 Horsepower and 263 Lb-Ft of Torque
Standard Parking Assist Available
Front-Wheel Drive
4-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain Options Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Advantages of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

Now, let’s take a look at some key differences between these two popular models, there are many advantages found with the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder SUV. First, families on a budget will find more value with the Pathfinder. Offering a more affordable MSRP for a premium experience, financing for the Pathfinder will feel easier than with the Highlander.

Another perk of the Pathfinder is the available 4x4 drivetrain. With this selected drivetrain, traveling off-road will feel like a breeze. While all-wheel drive does offer some off-road capabilities, it cannot handle the more challenging terrains that 4x4 can. Also, for drivers that need to navigate tight areas, the Pathfinder offers standard parking assist. The Highlander does offer this feature as well but will require more money down.

For more details regarding the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, reach out to us at Glendale Nissan. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.