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2021 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Lexus
NX 300

MSRP*: $37,610 to $45,460
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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Invoice* $35,165 to $42,506 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 22 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 54.6 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 235 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.7 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Lexus NX 300 than 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 Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Lexus NX 300 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. The Lexus NX 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus NX 300 is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus NX 300, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300 has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus NX 300 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Lexus NX 300 and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Lexus NX 300 seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Pathfinder. The Lexus NX 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus NX 300 than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.