2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Toyota Highlander 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
  295 284
MPG (City/Highway) *
  21/29 20/27
Cargo Space 1
  84.3 cu. ft. 79.5 cu. ft.
Seating Capacity
  8 passengers 7 passengers
Ground Clearance
  8.0-in. 7.0-in.

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Serving Enid, OK

A search for a well-equipped SUV with three rows of seats has led you to two prime options. Now that you are debating between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, you need to learn about the significant differences between these midsize crossover SUVs. After you get more details about the available options, which SUV will you take home?


The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a next-generation model that introduces exciting design updates across the exterior and interior. The exterior improvements have produced a stunning SUV with a contemporary, athletic presence. The sharp angle of the LED headlights, the downward-trending grille, and the front bumper flow together to deliver a sense of forward momentum. This flow is continued through the angles across the hood and side doors. The Highlander’s exterior features are fog lamps, a skid plate, dual exhaust tips, and more. In comparison, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder reflects updates that were introduced in last year’s model, but it continues to be part of a generation that debuted in 2013. Its façade is illustrated by body molding, a U-shaped grille, a rear skid plate, heated side mirrors, and other features.


The modernized interior of the 2020 Highlander includes more cargo space in the rear and a high-end feel throughout the dashboard. The second and third rows fold down easily when more storage space is needed. Across the 2020 trim line, the Highlander has a large display screen for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features, heated seats, a digital instrumentation panel, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and other items. Inside the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, you will find features like smart device integration, a push-button starter, dual-zone climate system controls, cloth or leather material, and other equipment in some or all trim levels.


If you test drive both of these models, you will experience differences in their performance. All five of the 2020 Highlander’s trim levels draw 295 horsepower from a V6, 3.5-liter engine. The engine is connected to front-wheel drive and eight-speed auto transmission. All-wheel drive is available. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is also available with one engine. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine is tied to front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission. The Pathfinder receives 284 horsepower from this equipment.

Northcutt Toyota has a fantastic selection of Highlander SUVs for you to choose from. Stop by the dealership soon to look at the possibilities and take the Highlander out for a spin.

* 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always properly secure cargo and cargo area.