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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Honda builds a crossover SUV to meet just about any need. For owners that need a lot of power, interior space and connectivity will want to ask a Meridian Honda product expert about the Honda Pilot. For the current model year, a comparison between the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will help buyers make this very important decision. The 2020 Pilot is available in seven primary trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi/RES, Touring, Elite and Black Edition. Each one of them offers very competitive performance scores, interior cargo dimensions and passenger capacity when compared to the Nissan Pathfinder. Independent reviews have several positive things to say about the 2020 Pilot including its versatile interior, smooth ride quality and inventive storage solutions. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Pilot today by calling 601-693-4651.

There are a few similarities between the 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. Both vehicles have three rows of seats but that is about where the shared physical elements end. The 2020 Pilot offers interior seating configurations that can hold seven or eight passengers. All 2020 Pathfinder models are only equipped to handle seven people. Most versions of the 2020 Pilot will have 16.5 cubic-feet when the vehicle is at maximum capacity. Folding the rear seat in those same trims will 46.8 cubic-feet and up to 83.9 cubic-feet is available when the 2020 Pilot is properly configured. The Elite and Black Edition have slightly smaller cargo dimensions. Additionally, the 2020 Pathfinder offers slightly less cargo volume than the 2020 Pilot. Every 2020 Honda Pilot above the base LX trim has a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. The Nissan Pathfinder is not available with this technology.


2020 Honda Pilot LX, 2WD Vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
3.5-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 284/259
8 Passenger Capacity 7
83.9 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 79.5 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Every 2020 Honda Pilot uses the same power plant. The three-row crossover SUV employs a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. The LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi/RES use a six-speed automatic, with the Touring, Elite and Black Edition using a nine-speed automatic. Regardless of transmission choice, the 2020 Pilot will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the 2020 Pilot with two-wheel-drive will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds and all-wheel-drive models can pull 5,000 pounds. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder uses a very similar engine that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make additional horsepower but less torque than the Pilot. The 2020 Pathfinder can tow 6,000 pounds when it’s properly equipped.

An interior photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2020 Honda Pilot.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda Pilot.

An interior photo of one of the cargo configurations in the 2020 Honda Pilot.
A photo of the 2020 Honda Pilot parked on a hill.