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2022 Nissan Pathfinder Vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander in Goleta, CA

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander in Goleta, CA

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is an all-new take on Nissan's three-row mid-size crossover SUV. This 8-passenger Nissan CUV is offered in four well-appointed trims, each offering a choice of two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD).

Going up against the all-new 2022 Pathfinder is the 2022 Toyota Highlander, another three-row crossover SUV with various options. But how does the Toyota model compare to the fresh and rugged new Pathfinder? Let's take a look!

Only one of these two new crossovers for sale offers an intelligent 4WD system, and that's Nissan's all-new Pathfinder! The automaker's Intelligent 4x4 system is available on the S, SV, SL and Platinum editions and adds another layer of capability to this bold and rugged new family sport-ute.

Consider our comparison review of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and 2022 Toyota Highlander to uncover which of these three-row crossover SUVs is ideal for your crew:


Price and Specs Comparison

Specs

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP*

$33,680*

$35,205*

Standard Engine

3.5-Liter V6

3.5-Liter V6

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Rear Automatic Braking

Standard

Not Available

Passenger Volume

148.0 cubic feet

141.3 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row

16.6 cubic feet

16.0 cubic feet

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.5 gallons

17.9 gallons

Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

21 / 27 MPG

21 / 29 MPG

Performance

Optional on every 2022 Pathfinder trim, Nissan's Intelligent 4x4 drive system maximizes traction on a wide variety of surfaces. This adaptive drivetrain is engineered to enhance handling on gravel, snow, mud, grass and other terrain and road surfaces. You can easily choose the drive mode settings by turning an electronic rotary dial near the transmission shifting lever.

The Auto Mode automatically adjusts the Pathfinder's torque distribution based on real-time parameters. You may also select the 2WD Mode that's ideal for normal conditions. The Pathfinder's Intelligent 4x4 system is just one more reason that this all-new SUV can back up its rugged good looks with serious performance and capability!

Available only on select 2022 Highlander editions, Toyota's AWD system doesn't quite match the all-weather and all-road capability of the Nissan Pathfinder's Intelligent 4x4 system. Still, the Toyota Highlander's AWD provides more grip and confidence than the 2WD version.

Getting back to the Pathfinder, this versatile Nissan crossover SUV comes standard with Hill Descent Control. Additionally, the vehicle's Hill Start Assist is compatible with both front-wheel drive and the smart 4WD system. A slick new 9-speed automatic transmission does gear changes in the Pathfinder. By contrast, the 2022 Highlander's electronically controlled automatic transmission is fixed to eight gear ratios.

Digital Technology

A new touchscreen interface and infotainment system are standard in Nissan's 2022 Pathfinder. In addition, the NissanConnect platform delivers an array of digital applications to your fingertips. When paired with built-in navigation, Pathfinder provides supplemental guidance for your road trips. The NissanConnect package includes a Vehicle Health Report, Maintenance Alert, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and various other smart services.

Wireless Apple CarPlay integration and a 9" touchscreen are included with the SL trim and above. Music in this new Nissan crossover SUV for sale can be played on a high-powered 13-speaker Bose premium audio system when you select the top-trim Platinum. The Toyota Highlander's available 11-speaker JBL sound system doesn't match the acoustics of the Bose speakers found inside the all-new Pathfinder.

New for 2022, the Pathfinder offers a large 12.3" digital dashboard display, where you'll find not only the instrument cluster and gauges, but important alerts and notifications, too. Toyota does not yet offer something similar on its Highlander model.

Safety

Just like other Nissan automobiles, the 2022 Pathfinder crossover SUV offers many more stunning technologies. For instance, the new Pathfinder boasts the automaker's famed Intelligent Around View Monitor, giving drivers a bird's-eye view of their surroundings; this Nissan tech is perfect for those tricky parking maneuvers!

Using four cameras to scan the surroundings, the 2022 Pathfinder's Intelligent Around View Monitor captures wide-angle views of potential obstacles in your intended path. In addition, two different perspectives can be displayed simultaneously on this advanced optical system linked to the NissanConnect infotainment system.

This versatile new crossover SUV comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of active safety and advanced driver-assistance systems. Automatic Emergency Braking, which immediately responds to any sudden speed changes in another car that's ahead of you, is included here. The Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert also reduce your risk of getting into a side collision. Rear Automatic Braking is a Nissan-exclusive feature in this crossover comparison!

Equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense technology, the 2022 Highlander also boasts several accident-mitigation features. However, this model doesn't have any similar features to the Intelligent Around View Monitor or Rear Automatic Braking. The Easy-Fill Tire Alert in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System also gives this Nissan CUV another edge in safety.

Test Drive Today!

Visit our Goleta, CA, Nissan dealership and check out the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. You should tour and test drive this Nissan crossover SUV to find out how it tops the Toyota Highlander in multiple categories.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA-estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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