|2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid||2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid|
|280 HP||Horsepower||260 HP|
|8.7 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||9.4 l/100km|
|83.2 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||79.8 cu. ft.|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
For decades, Toyota has been leading the industry in creating some of the most efficient vehicles on the market. Engineers from the brand are constantly looking for new ways to increase efficiency, from enhancements to regular gasoline-powered engines to finding the best new alternative fuels. Years ago, a sport utility vehicle that used less than 10 litres per 100 kilometres would not have seemed possible, but with today’s hybrid technology, which many would have no qualms claiming was pioneered by Toyota, it’s completely possible, which is why we thought we’d take a closer look at the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid.
Advantages of the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota has over 10 hybrid vehicles on its lineup, but perhaps one of the most impressives is the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, as it’s an 8-seat vehicle with nearly 300 horsepower that is somehow one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the lineup. Last year’s Pathfinder Hybrid is nearly as impressive, but still utilizes an extra 0.7 l/100km on city streets even though it doesn’t have as much power, as its engine delivers 20 less horsepower.
So in terms of power and efficiency, the Highlander Hybrid clearly takes the advantage. But it doesn’t stop there. While its rival the Pathfinder Hybrid can tow just as much weight behind it as the Toyota, the Nissan vehicle has 3.4 cubic feet less space in maximum cargo capacity, meaning it won’t be able to hold nearly as much stuff behind that third row. So in our eyes, the Highlander is the obvious choice. If you’re interested in taking one for a spin, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on the website or give us a call at the Toyota on the Trail sales desk.