2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Nissan Pathfinder

There are plenty of SUVs out there, but only a select few offer a large capacity, stylish design, superior comfort, and a powerful engine. If you’re seeking an SUV that meets all of these criteria, then you’ve likely taken a look at the popular, respected 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder. Both are vehicles that have a large fan base and offer many modern amenities, but which vehicle is ready to exceed your expectations? We’ve taken the 2016 Honda Pilot LX and the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder S and compared them on all of the dimensions that matter most, like power, performance, design, capacity, comfort, and convenience, to see which exceeds expectations more for drivers.

Power and Performance

Power is an absolute must when it comes to a large capacity SUV. You’ll need sufficient pep and pick-up to get your passengers and cargo from point A to point B with ease. Both the Pilot and Pathfinder are equipped with a standard 3.5L V6 Front-Wheel Drive engine, however, the Pilot offers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, while the Pathfinder only produces 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot also offers a SOHC engine. SOHC can achieve better low end torque than a DOHC engine, such as the one in the Pathfinder.

Tires and wheels also play a large part in the stability, traction, and handling of a vehicle. The Pilot is the clear winner in this category. It offers tires that are 10 millimeters wider than the Pathfinder’s. Plus, the Pilot’s tires achieve an H-rating for both the front and rear tires. This rating indicates that these tires are more stable at higher speeds than the Pathfinder’s rear and front tires, which are recognized with a lesser S-rating.

Design and Capacity

Functionality and overall enjoyment of your vehicle starts with how it is designed. Starting with the exterior, the Pilot offers the added style of a chrome grille, as well as the added function of a rear step bumper, fully automatic exterior light control, delay-off headlamps, and LED brake lights—features that don’t come on the Pathfinder’s standard model.

You’ll also appreciate the interior capacity that the Pilot affords over the Pathfinder. The Pilot seats 8 passengers, while the Pathfinder only seats 7. You’ll also get significantly more cargo volume in the Pilot—3087 L compared to just 2260 L in the Pathfinder.

Comfort and Convenience

There are a few reasons that you might have a much more comfortable ride in the Pilot than in the Pathfinder. The Pilot offers remote engine start, external memory control, power windows with one-touch control for passenger and driver, as well as heated front seats. These are all features that you won’t find on the comparable Pathfinder.

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