Comparison - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2017 - vs - Toyota RAV4 XLE 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Also called:

Vanguard

Average Price: 
39,748
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
26,900
Updated: 
22 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue
#293D80
Cayenne Red Metallic
#8B1E1C
Glacier White
#EBECE4
Gun Metallic
#3B424B
Magnetic Black Metallic
#000000
Midnight Jade Metallic
#4E453A
Sandstone
#986437
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#8F0503
Black
#000000
Black Currant Metallic
#412F3D
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Hot Lava
#962E21
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
Super White
#F7F7F7
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder offers good space for seven in a composed, quiet environment and it manages a some decent capability for off-road duty and towing.
The Nissan Pathfinder mid-size people mover gets a modest refresh for 2017 after its 2014 redesign.
Changes to this seven-passenger crossover SUV include new front and rear fascias that create a more truck-like look, engine improvements, a new infotainment system, and new active safety features.

Pros
Clever folding second row
Spacious interior
Composed, quiet ride
Calm cabin
Controlled handling

Cons
Far from a sports car
Drab interior materials
Occasional lag in power delivery

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Nissan Pathfinder receives substantial updates for 2017. These include a more powerful engine, greater towing capacity, a slight front and rear redesign, a larger standard touchscreen, additional feature content, and revised steering and suspension for a sharper driving experience.

Pros
V6 engine provides strong acceleration and respectable fuel economy
User-friendly touchscreen interface comes standard on every trim
Easily accessed third-row seat
Robust towing capacity.

Cons
Below-average cargo capacity and small item storage
Less third-row space than some rivals
Platinum trim level's ride quality might be too firm for some drivers
Automatic emergency braking safety feature available on top trim only.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder ranks 16 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. Despite a significant refresh for the 2017 model year, the Nissan Pathfinder ranks near the bottom of the midsize SUV class. While it can adequately do everything it was designed to do, it fails to impress in most areas.

Pros
Strong V6 engine
Intuitive infotainment system
Good overall cargo space

Cons
Rough ride quality
Lackluster interior design
Dull driving dynamics
Unimpressive passenger space

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the RAV4 gains a new Adventure trim level. It combines the XLE's equipment with the SE's sportier styling elements, then adds a few of its own styling flourishes and a tow package as well as raises ground clearance from 6.1 inches to 6.5. It also gets exclusive access to a new Cold Weather package that adds a variety of heated items. Interestingly, the SE trim level also gains the same extra ground clearance, which seems counter to its sportier, on-road mission.

PROS
One of the largest, most versatile cargo areas in the segment
Advanced safety and driver aids come standard
Rides smoothly in a variety of conditions

CONS
Ho-hum driving experience
Interior has a utilitarian look and feel
Modest acceleration from the only engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 ranked #12 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Toyota RAV4 has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of standard safety features
Large cargo area for the class

Cons
Uninspiring interior styling and materials

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.

Pros
Roomy, well-packaged interior
Lots of standard safety tech
Wide range of trim levels
Rides well
Thrifty hybrid

Cons
Not all that polished
Adventure is an oddball
Quirky looks
Fuel economy is mid-pack

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
284hp
at 6 400rpm
176hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.50in
183.50in
Width: 
77.20in
72.60in
Height: 
70.20in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
6.10in
Front Track: 
65.70in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
65.70in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
114.20in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
56.80in
54.30in
Front Leg Room: 
42.30in
42.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.70in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
48.90in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.40in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
38.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.70degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.60degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4660.00lbs
3605.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual folding bench third row seats
Multi-level heating
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose premium brand stereo system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 7.5
17 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Pre-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Family Entertainment Package
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
"Plus" Extra Value Package
"Power Premium" Extra Value Package
"Power Plus" Extra Value Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Running Boards
Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Door Edge Guards
Paint Protection Film (Hood And Fender)
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Special Color
Interior Options: 
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
USB Charging Ports
4-Piece Floor Mats
Shift Knob
Cargo Net-Envelope
Carpet Mat Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net Hammock
Interior Light Kit
Heated Fabric Front Row Seats
Door Sill Protectors
Door Sill Applique
All-Weather Liner Package
Tonneau Cover
Four Season Liner/Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#ACA394
Charcoal, cloth
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1C1C1C