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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2021 Honda Pilot


2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Up to 8

Passenger Capacity

Up to 7
18.5 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind
the 3rd Row

16.2 Cubic Feet
109 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind
the 1st Row

79.5 Cubic Feet

Adaptive Cruise Control


Road Departure Warning System

Not Available

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Not Available

With so many drivers comparing the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Nissan Pathfinder to find their ideal 3-row SUV, we thought we’d arrange a quick look at the key differences between them. Let’s find out how they measure up when it comes to:

  • Passenger and Cargo Space
  • Safety Technology
  • Features

Pilot vs. Pathfinder: Passenger and Cargo Space

Growing families need an interior to grow into, so the Honda Pilot’s ability to provide room for more passengers and more cargo than the Nissan Pathfinder often makes it a stronger choice.

Here’s how dimensions and capacities compare:

  • Seating Capacity: Up to 8 with the Pilot vs. 7 with the Pathfinder.
  • Cargo Space (Behind the 3rd Row/2nd Row/1st Row): Up to 18.5/55.9/109 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 16.2/47.4/79.5 in the Pathfinder.

Pilot vs. Pathfinder: Safety Technology

One reason the Pilot appeals so strongly to family drivers is its willingness to provide cutting-edge driver assistance features as standard, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Automatically adjusts your preset cruising speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Provides corrective steering pressure should you start crossing into another lane without signaling.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Provides corrective steering pressure should you ever start crossing common edge-of-road markers.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist are only available with the Pathfinder in higher trims, and the Road Departure Mitigation System isn’t available at all.

Pilot vs. Pathfinder: Features

The Honda Pilot is just as competitive when you turn to comfort and convenience features. Of the two, it’s the only model available with:

  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System
  • Power Tailgate with Available Hands-Free Access
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Compatibility

Whether you want to open the tailgate with a kick of your foot under the rear bumper or quickly and easily sync with your smartphone, the Honda Pilot has you covered in ways the Nissan Pathfinder does not.

You’ll Find the Latest Honda Pilot Available Now at Ocean Honda of Ventura, CA

You can make the Honda Pilot even more attractive by taking advantage of our new vehicle specials. To find out more or arrange a test drive in any of our new vehicles, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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