2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Toyota 4Runner
Like minivans, SUVs make for the perfect family vehicle. Not just because they’re spacious, packed with amenities, and tremendously safe, but also because they’re versatile. However, between the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and 2017 Toyota 4Runner, which offers the more robust package?
In this comparison, our team at Montgomeryville Nissan will examine the specs of both vehicles so that drivers in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown areas can make an informed decision.
When it comes to your SUV, a bit of muscle is important—particularly if you plan on using your vehicle for towing.
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner presents a formidable option. Its 4.0L V6 engine can generate 270 horsepower and tow up to 5,000 pounds. Unfortunately, this compromises fuel economy somewhat. With that powertrain, it can only maintain 21 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, on the other hand, is a more well-rounded package. With its 3.5L V6, it can generate a superior 284 hp, all while maintaining 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.1
With all that power, the SUV is also able to tow up to 6,000 pounds. Feel free to haul trailers, equipment, or campers on your family vacation. The Pathfinder can handle it!
2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Toyota 4Runner: Interior Space
To comfortably cart around your entire family, your SUV is also going to need ample space. Luckily, the Nissan Pathfinder includes as much room as it does power.
Passengers will be able to stretch out in a total of 157.8 cubic feet of space, which includes 42.2 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom for drivers. With the additional 16 cubic feet of cargo space, you’ll never have to give up space for luggage.
Things are downsized in the 4Runner. Passenger volume is reduced to 144.5 cubic feet, and cargo space is reduced to nine cubic feet, which doesn’t leave much room for passengers or luggage, unfortunately.
No matter who you’re with or where you’re going, safety is a major priority. All vehicles will claim to offer optimum protection, but few have the accolades to back it up.
For example, the Toyota 4Runner is built with body-on-frame construction and side-impact door beams. Nevertheless, it fails to pass the test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning no awards.
The Pathfinder, on the other hand, receives both a TOP SAFETY RATING from the IIHS as well as a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both are earned in large part due to its rigid and highly reinforced Zone body construction.
Experience the Differences for Yourself
When it comes to comfort, safety, and performance, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a decent vehicle. However, it simply cannot compete with the numerous benefits found in the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder.
To understand just how different these SUVs are, drivers will have to get behind the wheel of the Pathfinder. Contact Montgomeryville Nissan today to do so. We’re more than happy to serve all Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown customers!
1 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 27 highway (front-wheel drive), 19 city / 26 highway (4-wheel drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.