Honda Pilot vs Nissan Pathfinder

Honda Pilot
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 191.7 (4870)
Width: 78.5 (1995)
Height: 72.6 (1845)

Nissan Pathfinder
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 189.5 (4813)
Width: 72.8 (1848)
Height: 73.1 (1858)

Compare Honda Pilot vs Nissan Pathfinder (1:1)

Though the 2012 Honda Pilot boasts strong fuel efficiency and spacious accommodations, it's outpaced by more well-rounded choices. Honda Pilot SUV offers the following pros: Cool fuel efficiency; pleasant ride; spacious third-row seat; clever dashboard cargo features. Honda Pilot SUV drawbacks are: Sluggish acceleration; some affordable dashboard plastics; feels cumbersome to drive.

The 2012 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV provided in four versions: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring.

The LX comes traditional with 17-inch metal wheels, keyless entry, back privacy glass, a trailer hitch, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping helm, cruise control, front and back air-conditioning, 60/40-split second- and third-row seatings and a seven-speaker stereo system with an optional stereo slot and CD/MP3 player.

The EX adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, painted body molding (versus black plastic), heated look mirrors (on AWD models), an eight-way performance driver bench (with two-way performance lumbar), tri-zone automatic conditioning, Bluetooth phone and stereo connectivity, steering-wheel stereo controls and 2GB of digital audio cargo.

The EX-L upgrades include a sunroof, a performance liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front seatings, a performance passenger bench, a rearview camera, a multi-informational screen for stereo and car data, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an Ipod/usb stereo interface and radio. Two auxillary features are provided on the EX-L: a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a voice-activated navigator bundled with voice controls, a multi-angle rearview camera and a 15GB audio server.

Both the Ex-l's auxillary features are included on the high-end Touring model, which further adds roof rails, parking sensors, driver memory functions and a 10-speaker luxury audio system.
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder's size and weight make it better suited to serious utility than daily passenger transport. This is a real sport-utility, so those seeking a passenger car will be better served by any number of big crossover Suvs. Nissan Pathfinder SUV offers the following pros: Comprehensive V6 and V8 engines; strong towing ability. Nissan Pathfinder SUV drawbacks are: Poor fuel efficiency; cramped second- and third-row seats; less trunk room than big crossovers; drives like a truck.

The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize seven-passenger SUV provided in five versions: S, SV, Silver, LE V6 and LE V8.

Traditional equipment on the entry-level S model contains 16-inch alloy wheels, back privacy glass, roof rack rails, air-conditioning, an eight-way manually adjustable driver bench, cruise control, full performance accessories, a tilt helm and a six-speaker audio with a CD player.

The SV adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, running boards, dual-zone automatic conditioning, back air-conditioning, updated cloth upholstery, an eight-way performance driver bench, power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped helm, a 7-inch color multi-information screen, a rearview camera, a six-disc CD changer and an optional stereo slot.

Step up to the Silver trim level and you get heated mirrors, body-color/chrome side moldings, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, a four-way performance passenger bench, heated front seatings and Bluetooth.

The LE V6 model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rack crossbars, driver bench memory functions, a heated helm, wood-grain trim and a navigator with digital audio cargo. The top-of-the-line LE V8 loses the traditional sunroof but gains the 5. 6-liter V8 motor and four-wheel drive.

The features list is short and contains a sunroof and the rear-seat video entertainment system.