Crossovers are among the best sellers at area dealerships serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel. The top sellers have generally been compact CUVs, but the fastest-growing segment are the midsize models with three rows and seating for up to eight. These crossovers provide all the convenience of their smaller counterparts and the added utility of a lot more passenger and cargo space. One of the most popular options in this segment is the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, which is a completely redesigned vehicle. Another top option is the Honda Pilot, which is currently one of the older platforms in the class. Let us compare the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2021 Honda Pilot and see how the new compares to the old.
While there are certainly some outliers in the class, most midsize CUVs are close in size, and that is certainly the case with the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder available at Lokey Nissan and the 2021 Honda Pilot available at area Honda locations serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel. In fact, both of these vehicles measure about 16.5 feet with the Pilot being about a half inch longer overall. While the Pilot is a tad longer, the Nissan model has a longer wheelbase by more than 3 inches. Both automakers offer alloy wheels ranging from 18 to 20 inches, LED exterior lighting, fog lights, roof rails, various power liftgate options, heated power outside mirrors and a number of dealer options, such as running boards.
Most midsize CUVs give you the option of an eight-seat configuration with a bench in the second row or a seven-seat configuration with independent elbow chairs in the second row. This is the case with both of these models. However, with the 2021 Honda Pilot, eight seats are standard in most cases, and you have the option of seven seats. With the Pathfinder, on the other hand, seven seats are standard beyond the base model, but there is always a seat delete option for consumers who prefer the extra seat. Despite the wheelbase differences, cabin volume is quite similar. An area where one model has a distinct advantage is in the front row where the Pathfinder offers about 4 inches of additional legroom.
Powertrain is perhaps the aspect of comparing the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2021 Honda Pilot that we receive the most questions about. In both cases, these are front-wheel-drive CUVs standard, but you have the option of all-wheel drive at all trim levels. Another similarity is that both of these crossovers have a V6 engine under the hood and pair it with a nine-speed automatic transmission. There are minor performance differences. Nissan provides a handful more horses and Honda a few more pound-feet. These differences will not reveal themselves when driving on the highway or running errands around town. Despite offering a tad more torque, a properly equipped Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds whereas a properly equipped Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds, which is among best in segment.
When it comes to advanced technologies, comparing the 2021 Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder is a heavyweight bout. These two automakers have been helping to set the standard for the class for decades now. But the Pathfinder does have an advantage in that it is built on a brand-new platform as opposed to a platform that is five years old. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard with the Pathfinder whereas Honda offers a 5-inch touchscreen standard. The upgrade option with the Nissan is a 9-inch display compared to an 8-inch display in the Honda. Standard and optional infotainment and driver-assistance features are otherwise similar, but you will likely find that the driver aids are just a bit more sophisticated with the Nissan.
You can call Lokey Nissan for a custom quote for the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. You are also welcome to contact us online through text, live chat or email. If you would like to test-drive the new Pathfinder, visit our location. Our Pathfinder experts serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel are here to help. Online shoppers can peruse our entire inventory, compare Pathfinder trim levels and options, explore current Pathfinder specials, value their trade-in and even get preapproved for an auto lease or loan.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.