2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

For many growing families and busy professionals in the American automotive market, it's key to find a high-quality three-row crossover that's able to fit every need. These can include ample interior space, great tech innovation or searing yet smart power under the hood, but one constant remains. You need to be safe and secure inside no matter who is along for the ride, and that's exactly the kind of value that models such as the 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder can deliver upon. As two of the highest performing vehicles in their class, you're sure to get all you ask for out of each. But which one is right for your needs?

Our Toyota Palo Alto sales team has made it a top priority to bring you an informative and comfortable car buying experience, so we've done some research on both the Highlander and Pathfinder models, so you can make the final choice for yourself. Come inside with us today and check them out!

Black Toyota Highlander positioned next to silver Nissan Pathfinder in comparison image

2018 Highlander 


2018 Pathfinder 

$31,030  Starting MSRP  $31,040 
3.5-liter V6 / 295 horsepower  Largest Available Engine / Horsepower  3.5-liter V6 / 284 horsepower 
83.7 cubic feet  Interior Cargo Volume  79.5 cubic feet 
Up to 5,000 pounds  Maximum Towing Capacity  6,000 pounds 

Get the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Palo Alto CA

As you can see above, both the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Palo Alto CA and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder are keyed into every need you have. Each can produce great levels of horsepower and torque output, though you can expect to tow a bit more with the 2018 Pathfinder by your side. Even so, the Highlander offers much that will keep you moving forward in confidence in ways that most competitors can't equal. With seating for up to eight passengers, five USB charging ports, and more interior cargo space than the Pathfinder, it has all your wants and desires covered on the road. Plus, with a spirited Direct Shift 8AT automatic transmission, your drive is more responsive, smooth and reactive than ever before. This doesn't mean, however, that the 2018 Highlander can't keep you safe. With Toyota Safety Sense™ as a standard option, you and your family can have all the confidence in the world. It brings some awesome active driver assistance features to the table, some of which include:

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Many more!

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is certainly able to take on all challengers, and it's currently available at Toyota Palo Alto! Contact our sales team to schedule a test drive or get a financing deal set up!