If you're in the market for a midsize SUV for sale near Doylestown, Philadelphia, or Warminster, PA, we suggest two models that are perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2020 Honda Pilot are both popular choices among Pennsylvania drivers, and there are many reasons why.

Although these SUVs are decently comparable, there are some differences between them that are worth noting. To learn more, continue reading this comparison, which was put together by our team at Fred Beans Nissan of Doylestown.

Nissan Pathfinder


Honda Pilot

284 horsepower


280 horsepower

NissanConnect® 8-inch touchscreen display

Infotainment Screen

5-inch LCD screen

6,000 pounds1

Towing Capacity (when properly equipped)

5,000 pounds


Blind Spot Warning


Nissan Pathfinder vs Honda Pilot: Power and Performance 

The Nissan Pathfinder knows how to deliver a smooth ride, thanks to its standard 3.5L V6 engine and an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). Together, this powertrain works to deliver an impressive 284 horsepower.

Although the Honda Pilot comes equipped with a similar engine, the Nissan's transmission makes all the difference when it comes to delivering more power. The Pilot comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine and a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (6AT), which only nets you 280 horsepower. 

If you're looking for a vehicle with excellent fuel efficiency, both the Nissan and the Honda are great contenders. The Nissan Pathfinder offers an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG.2 The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, offers an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG. These SUVs offer similar fuel economy, but if you plan on doing lots of city driving, the Nissan is the ideal choice.

Advanced Technology Highlights

In today's car-buying market, we understand drivers want the latest advanced technology features at their fingertips. In the Nissan Pathfinder, you'll get this luxury, thanks to the standard NissanConnect® 8-inch touchscreen display that offers HD Radio® and SiriusXM® Radio with an included 3-month subscription. 

The Honda Pilot also delivers some great technology. However, this SUV only comes standard with a 5-inch LCD screen. Also, HD Radio® and SiriusXM® Radio are features you won't be able to enjoy without upgrading to a higher Pilot trim.

Advanced technology in the form of safety features is important to note. All drivers want to feel safe during their travels, and thanks to some of the safety and driver-assist features on the Pathfinder, they will. Expect standard and available features including:

  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • RearView Monitor
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

The Pilot also comes with plenty of safety features, thanks to Honda Sensing®, but unfortunately features like Blind Spot Information System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor don't come standard in this Honda safety suite.

Nissan vs Honda: Design and Capability

Both Nissan and Honda are experts at designing cars fit for the 21st century. These SUVs come with a stylish exterior, thanks to their bold lines and eye-catching available color options. The interiors of the Pathfinder and Pilot are also designed with the modern family in mind, providing passengers with plenty of room to stretch out.

If you're a family who loves to travel, you'll want an SUV with the capability to tow small trailers, boats, and more. The Nissan can tow a maximum of 6,000 pounds when properly equipped.1 Unfortunately, the Honda won't be as helpful, only allowing you to tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Nissan Pathfinder vs Honda Pilot: Which SUV Is Your Perfect Match?

We understand it's hard to go wrong with either model, but if you're looking to maximize your SUV driving experience, opting for the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is the best choice.

Drivers near Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster, Pennsylvania, who want to schedule a test drive in this impressive Nissan model, should contact our team at Fred Beans Nissan of Doylestown today!


1. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

2. 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG for Pathfinder 2WD. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG for Pathfinder 4WD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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