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2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Nissan Pathfinder parked on grass versus 2018 Honda Pilot parked on dirt trail

If you are looking for a new SUV, you are likely looking for a vehicle that has excellent cargo capacity, great towing, and optimal engine performance. Well, you're in luck! The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers all three of these features and many more! The 2018 Pathfinder is one of the best full-size SUVs available today.

There are a lot of great features of the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. The best way to really highlight how excellent the 2018 Pathfinder is to compare its features against another industry leader. For this comparison, we will evaluate the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder against the 2018 Honda Pilot. Both SUVs offer excellent performance and features to customers. Let's see which of the two is the better option!

Engine Specifications and Performance

2018 Nissan Pathfinder


2018 Honda Pilot

3.5L V6 / Continuously Variable Base Engine / Transmission 3.5L V6 / 6-Speed Automatic
284 hp @ 6,400 rpm Horsepower/ Torque 227 HP/ 250 LB-FT
259 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm Engine Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
20 MPG / 27 MPG* Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 19 MPG / 27 MPG

*2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 27 highway (front-wheel drive) and 19 city / 26 highway (4-wheel drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Get the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kansas City KS

As the table above highlights, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and 2018 Honda Pilot are incredibly competitive. Both vehicles offer excellent engine performance and great fuel economy for full-size SUVs. When it comes to prices, these vehicles are also very competitive. The 2018 Pathfinder has a starting price of $31,040**. Meanwhile, the 2018 Pilot has a starting price of $30,900. The following table highlights the cargo capacities and towing capacities of these two vehicles. Again, these two vehicles are very competitive, with the 2018 Pathfinder showing its excellence with its much better towing.

**All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price. 

Towing and Cargo Capacity

2018 Nissan Pathfinder


2018 Honda Pilot

7 Passengers Seating Capacity 8 Passengers
16.0 Cubic-Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 16.5 Cubic-Feet
79.5 Cubic-Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 83.9 Cubic-Feet
6,000 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 Pounds

These two models are very competitive, but the 2018 Pathfinder really outdoes the 2018 Pilot thanks to its towing capacity and additional features available. If you are interested in learning more about the great features available on the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, contact our excellent sales team at Fenton Nissan of Legends today!