Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota 4Runner

At first glance, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota 4Runner might seem similar, but the truth is they couldn’t be more different. In this comparison, we’ll take a closer look at each vehicle so drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket can decide which SUV is right for them. Specifically, we’ll review interior space, performance, and safety ratings.2017-Nissan-Pathfinder-S

If you still have questions after reading this comparison, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Stateline Nissan.

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota 4Runner: Interior Space

When looking at the Toyota 4Runner and Nissan Pathfinder in terms of space, you’ll notice a few differences. For one, the Nissan Pathfinder offers a maximum of 47.8 cubic feet of available cargo space behind the second row. The Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, is limited to 47.2 cubic feet.

Although both SUVs can accommodate up to seven passengers, the Nissan Pathfinder, with its 157.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, provides more front seat headroom and legroom than the 4Runner. Specifically, 42.2 inches of headroom compared to 39.3 and 42.3 inches of legroom vs. 41.7 inches.

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Toyota 4Runner: Performance Specs

Performance is an important aspect when it comes to SUVs. Although the 2017 Pathfinder and Toyota 4Runner both feature V6 engines, the Nissan Pathfinder offers more horsepower at 284 vs. 270 in the 4Runner. This engine comes equipped with an XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system that provides smooth automatic shifting and optimal efficiency.

The 4Runner offers a standard five-speed automatic transmission.

Both vehicles have optional four-wheel drive, but the Nissan Pathfinder has more max towing capacity than the 4Runner when properly equipped (6,000 pounds compared to 5,000 pounds). That’s good to know if you plan on towing a boat or trailer.

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Pathfinder vs. 4Runner: Safety Ratings

When comparing SUVs, it’s important to look at each vehicle’s safety ratings, in addition to their standard safety features. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2017 Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, achieved only four stars.2017-nissan-pathfinder-interior

Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK,while the 2017 4Runner failed to receive any accolades from the organization due to its lackluster performance in small overlap front crash tests.

Explore the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when you look at the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs. the 2017 Toyota 4Runner. For more information on what sets these models apart, contact us at Stateline Nissan. Our team has been helping drivers just like you from across the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area find the vehicles they need.

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