Finding the right seven-passenger SUV starts with comparing the biggest names in the game. Let’s take a look at how the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder compares to the Toyota Sequoia. When the price, standard features, and safety equipment are compared, it becomes clear that the Nissan Pathfinder is in a class above.
Comparing the Price
First, let’s take a look at the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for each option. The true price you’ll pay will vary based on the trim you choose, the optional features you select, and the particular deals and promotions available when you buy. However, comparing the MSRP of both shows us that the Nissan Pathfinder is priced more than $5,000 less.
Comparing Gas Mileage
The price you pay the day you buy your new vehicle is only one factor of what the vehicle will actually cost you over time. A long-term factor to consider is the fuel efficiency. Once again, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder comes ahead by leaps and bounds. The average fuel economy, as estimated by the EPA, is 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. These numbers are higher than average for its class, and are well ahead of the Sequoia, which gets abysmal scores: 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Standard Interior Features
Both vehicles have many optional features and packages, but let’s compare the base features. Both come with standard equipment like numerous cupholders, cloth seats, seating for seven, and power accessories. However, there are many situations in which the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder takes things up a notch. For example, it is standard with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, which makes backing up a cinch and improves safety overall.
If you’re the type of driver who wants all the extra bells and whistles, then you’ll likely love the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. There are many optional features and packages that aren’t available on the Toyota Sequoia, including a dual DVD entertainment center. Because the base price is so much less than Toyota, you may be able to add the extra features you want, or upgrade to a higher trim, and still pay less than the Sequoia.
The Overall Winner
With impressive standard safety features like rearview camera and rear parking sensors, exceptional gas mileage, and a lower cost to own, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is the clear winner.
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