2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Over the last several years, crossover SUVs have come to dominate American roads. These vehicles offer incredible advantages over other platforms, including spacious and flexible interior and strong performance scores that offer a lot of capabilities. A comparison between the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2020 Honda Pilot will help people working through the new vehicle buying process some valuable information make a very important decision. The Pathfinder has been one of the most popular Nissan crossover SUVs available for a while. Independent reviews have praised the 2020 Pathfinder for its strong standard power plant that also offers strong fuel economy scores, an easy-to-access third row of seats and one of the highest towing capacities in its class. 

Gordie Boucher Nissan of Greenfield customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder today by calling, 800-709-6857. 

A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2020 Honda Pilot.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder


2020 Honda Pilot

3.5-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
284/259 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
7 people Max. Passenger Capacity 8 people
79.5 cubic-feet Max. Cargo Volume 83.9 cubic-feet


Performance Specs, Fuel Economy and Interior Space 

Every version of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder available at Gordie Boucher of Greenfield uses the same powertrain. The popular three-row Nissan crossover SUV employs a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that will be attached to the Nissan continuously variable transmission. It will produce 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing the 2020 Honda Pilot will also have a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine, but it will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.  

A properly equipped 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will be able to tow up to 6,000 pounds, which is a full half-ton more than the maximum towing capacity offered by the 2020 Honda Pilot. 

Versions of the 2020 Pathfinder with two-wheel-drive will be able to achieve Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. Buyers can also choose a 2020 Nissan Pathfinder with four-wheel-drive, and those models will produce about one mile per gallon less. Honda Pilot owners will see similar to slightly lower fuel economy scores. 

The 2020 Pathfinder has room to seat up to seven passengers, with its Honda Pilot competitor offering models that can hold up to eight people. However, the third row of seats in the Pilot has been criticized for being difficult for adults to use. Both vehicles have very similar cargo volume dimensions with a maximum of 79.5 cubic-feet available. The 2020 Pilot does offer a few more cubic-feet of cargo space, but there is likely not enough of a difference to really matter to most people.