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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $32,550 to $50,220
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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Invoice* $29,764 to $45,881 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 82.1 - 83.9 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Pilot is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Pilot is about the same width as the Nissan Pathfinder. When looking at overall length, the Honda Pilot takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has the same turning radius as the Nissan Pathfinder, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Nissan Pathfinder for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Pathfinder. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda Pilot as you will in the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.