Do you have a growing family? Do you need lots of space for your weekend adventures outside of Montgomeryville, Lansdale, or Doylestown? Do you want an extended vessel that doesn’t compromise on space or power? If any of the above applies, you’re definitely in the market for the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder or the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.
At Montgomeryville Nissan, we’re ready to put an end to your car-buying journey with this Nissan Pathfinder vs. Mitsubishi Outlander comparison! Continue reading below to uncover the SUV you’ll be driving home.
When it comes to large SUVs, they need a lot of power to get them rolling. Fortunately, the Nissan Pathfinder offers a heart-pumping performance right out the gate.
You’ll find that the Pathfinder's 3.5-liter V6 engine generates 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque!
On the other hand, the Mitsubishi Outlander falls behind on standard performance. Its 2.5-liter engine cranks out a balanced 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Although it’s powerful in its own right, the Pathfinder can offer you quicker acceleration—perfect for when you need to run the kids to school before departing for work.
More engine power also means better towing capabilities. The Outlander can tow up to 2,000 pounds, while the Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped.1 This 4,000-pound difference means you can tow heavier items, like a small hard-sided RV, a small recreational boat, or a couple of jet skis—items far too heavy for the Outlander to haul.
In terms of cabin space, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Mitsubishi Outlander have a few differences.
For starters, the Pathfinder can carry up to eight passengers in its standard model, while the Outlander can transport up to seven.
Even with an added seat on board, the Nissan offers more wiggle room for passengers across all three rows:
|HEADROOM (1st / 2nd / 3rd ROW)|
42.3" / 39.6" / 37.8"
40.6" / 39.1" / 34.5"
|LEGROOM (1st / 2nd / 3rd ROW)|
44.3" / 35.5" / 28"
41.7" / 39.9" / 18.7"
|HIP ROOM (1st / 2nd / 3rd ROW)|
58.3" / 56.3" / 46.7"
54" / 53.3" / 42.1"
|TOTAL PASSENGER VOLUME|
148 cu. ft.
125.5 cu. ft.
All that added passenger space means your tallest to smallest passengers can enjoy a comfy ride around the area or out of state.
Speaking of road trips and adventures, both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Mitsubishi Outlander offer plenty of space for your trip necessities. However, you’ll find the Pathfinder opens up more room across the board:
|2022 PATHFINDER CARGO CAPACITY
||2022 OUTLANDER CARGO CAPACITY
|BEHIND 1st ROW
80.5 cu. ft.
79.7 cu. ft.
BEHIND 2nd ROW
45 cu. ft.
33.5 cu. ft.
BEHIND 3rd ROW
16.6 cu. ft.
11.7 cu. ft.
CARGO CAPACITY BEHIND 1st ROW
148 cu. ft.
125.5 cu. ft.
No work commute or away-game carpool is complete without some entertainment. Fortunately, both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Mitsubishi Outlander are well equipped in this department.
Both models feature 8-inch touchscreen displays that can be upgraded to 9-inch screens.
Plus, drivers can hook up their smartphones to these infotainment systems via:
However, with three rows of seats on board, it’ll be tricky for your rear passengers to control the infotainment. Not to worry! In both vehicles, you can opt for Wireless Apple CarPlay®, so anyone from the first row to the third can share their desired playlist.
Let’s be honest—both the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and the Mitsubishi Outlander put up a good fight. They would both be great options for growing families living in Montgomeryville, Lansdale, and Doylestown. However, due to its stronger engine, larger interior dimensions, and easy connectivity, we believe the Pathfinder will best help you carve out your desired path.
Do you agree? If so, schedule a test drive at Montgomeryville Nissan at your earliest convenience.
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 Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.