2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder | Winchester, VA

2020 Pilot vs 2020 Pathfinder

When it comes to the SUV segment there are a lot of choices. So many, in fact, that whittling down the options to a few is an exhausting task. Let us help, even if it’s just a little.

Today, we’re comparing the 2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD and the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD. Which is the better bang for your buck?

2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD


2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD

$48,220* MSRP $44,610
3.5L V6 Engine 3.5L V6
280 hp / 262 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 284 hp / 259 lb-ft
9-speed automatic Transmission CVT
AWD Drivetrain 4WD
19/26/22** Fuel Economy 19/26/21

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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Comfortable Ride

The 2020 Honda Pilot Elite has a comfortable riding experience thanks to its capable MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, as well as its leather-trimmed, heated, and ventilated first and second-row seats. Where the 2020 Honda Pilot Elite can eat up road bumps and inconsistencies, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum struggles. This is largely due to its 20-inch wheels. If you hit a rough patch of road, the Pathfinder Platinum will communicate every little bump straight to your back. The ride on Pathfinder models with smaller wheels is better, but the smaller wheels are only available on lower trims, meaning you’ll have to sacrifice many other features.

Robust Integrated Tech

The 2020 Honda Pilot Elite has an excellent suite of integrated tech features. It has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, the CabinControl® remote climate control system, CabinTalk® in-car PA system, a 590-Watt, 10-speaker audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a responsive integrated navigation system, a wireless phone charger, and much, much more. The Nissan Pathfinder? It’s stuck with a slow and outdated infotainment system. Even the top-tier Platinum trim doesn’t have basic features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Want to learn more about the 2020 Honda Pilot? Give Miller Honda a call.

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