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Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $43,765

Nissan Pathfinder Platinum   
Difference: $3,537

Lowest Total Invoice: $40,634

Nissan Pathfinder Platinum   
Difference: $2,298

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelPathfinderHighlander
TrimPlatinumLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $42,070 $44,800
Base Invoice $39,089 $40,903
Cargo Package 305  
Rear bumper protector 205 139
Floor mats 225 225
Class II trailer hitch   699
Remote start   499
Cargo Package 257  
Rear bumper protector 153 99
Floor mats 175 140
Class II trailer hitch   530
Remote start   320
Options (change) 735 1,562
Options (change) 585 1,089
Destination 960 940
Total Price $43,765 $47,302
Total Invoice $40,634 $42,932

The configured Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV has a 284-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a CVT transmission.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Nissan Pathfinder Platinum trim is $42,070. The features would cost an additional $735. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $43,765.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $44,800. The features would cost an additional $1,562. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $47,302.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Pathfinder trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV has a 284-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a CVT transmission.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Nissan Pathfinder Platinum trim is $39,089. The features would cost an additional $585. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $40,634.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $40,903. The features would cost an additional $1,089. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $42,932.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Pathfinder trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Nissan Pathfinder Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,877
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $791
Model Year20172017
ModelPathfinderHighlander
TrimPlatinumLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine284hp V6295hp V6
TransmissionCVTT8
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 13825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-20245/55-19
Total Price$43,765$47,302
Adjustments for Features0-1,660
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$43,765$45,642
Total Invoice$40,634$42,932
Adjustments for Features0-1,507
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$40,634$41,425

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Features Comparison: Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20172017
ModelPathfinderHighlander
TrimPlatinumLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Sunshades, second row $125
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Forward collision warning $200
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Lane departure warning system $200
Moving object detection, front$25 
Moving object detection, rear$25 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Perimeter scan $25
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat $40
Cargo tray$40 
Class II trailer hitch $200
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-compatible player $0
Intercom $25
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wiper de-icer $25
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Glass roof panel(s)$300 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof$900 
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Compass$0 
Conversation mirror $25
Interior ambient lighting $150
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Lockable center differential$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Foldaway tray table, second row $75
Leather door panel trim$250 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels $600
Total Value of Features$5,030$6,690
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,660
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,507

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Specifications Comparison: Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20172017
ModelPathfinderHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase114.2 in109.8 in
Length198.5 in192.5 in
Width77.2 in75.8 in
Height69.6 in68.1 in
Curb Weight4,292 lb.4,370 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.5 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom42.2 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room60.7 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.8 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.4 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room60.4 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.1 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom41.7 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in35.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room57.1 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room42.0 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom30.7 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
16.0 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
47.8 ft342.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
79.8 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

Cargo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo cover75Yes
First-aid kit15No
Cargo tray40No
Total Requested7558%
Total Not Requested5542%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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