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Compare the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander in North Little Rock, AR

Compare the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander in North Little Rock, AR

Serving Jacksonville, AR

The new and improved 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is a crossover SUV that highlights all of the ingenuity that a Nissan model can bring. The 2019 Toyota Highlander is a worthy opponent of such ingenuity, with its eight editions and hybrid options. Even with all of its amenities, can the Highlander best the Altima with its 4x4 drive and Xtronic transmission?

We weren't sure, so we've compiled a thoughtful account of both vehicle's systems. We will cover everything from the 8" NissanConnect Infotainment System inside the Pathfinder to the ToyotaCare options that come with the Highlander.

Performance – Nissan or Toyota?

The 2019 Pathfinder offers an optional Intelligent 4x4 drive system with every trim level. This adaptive system can enhance traction on all types of surfaces, making it easy to take your Pathfinder out in rain or shine. The electronic rotary dial near the transmission shifting lever makes it easy for motorists to control the handling.

The Pathfinder also offers a 4WD Lock Mode and an Auto Mode, which adjust the torque distribution based on the conditions of the road. In comparison, the new Toyota Highlander has an On-Demand AWD system with Intelligence (AWD-i), but it cannot compare to the power found in the Intelligent 4x4 system and Hill Start Assist compatibility. To boot, only select Highlander trims even come with the Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission.

Price and Specs Comparison


2019 Nissan Pathfinder S

2019 Toyota Highlander LE

Starting MSRP*



Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

20 / 27 mpg

21 / 27 mpg

Standard Engine




284 horsepower

185 horsepower



6-Speed Automatic

Technology Features

The new 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has a NissanConnect platform, which grants drivers access to an array of drive-focused applications. Whether you need access to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link or the GPS navigation software, the Pathfinder will be there.

The package also offers tons of other notable features, such as a Maintenance Alert, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, and a Vehicle Health Report.

Did we mention that the Pathfinder also features a 13-speaker system by Bose? Compared to the Highlander's 12-speaker JBL GreenEdge sound system, the Pathfinder seems like the best option for entertainment and access to apps.

Safety Systems

We know that the Highlander comes with ToyotaCare, which is a free maintenance plan. However, don't let its plan fool you into thinking that a 6-speed automatic transmission is better than CVT.

In addition to the facts above, the Pathfinder is the SUV that genuinely shows up for drivers with its Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an Intelligent All Around View Monitor.

The Highlander does boast similar features, but nothing compares to the Intelligent Around View Monitor and the Easy-Fill Tire Alert in the Pathfinder.

Finance a Pathfinder Today

So there you have it, a completely refined account of what both SUVs offer. If you're ready, apply for financing now and enjoy the new Pathfinder in North Little Rock, AR today.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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