|2016 Toyota Highlander||2016 Nissan Pathfinder|
|270 HP||Horsepower||260 HP|
|248 lb-ft.||Torque||240 lb-ft.|
|83.7 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||79.8 cu. ft.|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||5,000 lbs.|
2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
When it comes to the extensive Toyota lineup, the Highlander is without a doubt one of its most popular models. Filling the midsize crossover segment while still delivering the ability to cart around up to seven passengers, the Highlander offers plenty of versatile capability. We wanted to take a closer look at it in comparison to one of its biggest competitors, another midsize crossover with plenty of passenger volume, so we compared the 2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Highlander
Taking a look at the table above you can see how similar the two vehicles are in terms of specifications, yet also how the Highlander has a bit of an edge over its segment rival with slight advantages in multiple categories. They may be able to trailer the same amount behind them, – 5,000 lbs. to be exact – but the Highlander delivers a bit more power, in the form of 10 extra horsepower and 8 foot-pounds of torque to be exact.
But that’s not all, the Highlander also has a slightly larger maximum cargo capacity, giving drivers the ability to bring a bit more luggage or whatever they might be carting around when all of the seats are closed. The advantage is just shy of 4 cubic feet, which might not sound like much but is actually a pretty large area in the rear of a vehicle. Behind the third seat alone, the Highlander offers 13.6 cu. ft. of space to fill.
If you think the 2016 Toyota Highlander might be the perfect crossover vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive here on the website or by giving us a call. We’d love to get you in and behind the wheel of one of these great vehicles so you can test it out yourself.