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2020 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$36,870 to $45,360
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $34,473 to $42,412 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Lexus NX 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus NX 300, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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. In this case, the Lexus NX 300 will cost less to deliver to the dealership 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.

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

Handling
The Lexus NX 300 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, making it slightly more difficult to 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.

Utility
The Lexus NX 300 has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. 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.