2018 Nissan Pathfinder or the 2018 Honda Pilot? | Downers Grove, IL

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Honda Pilot

How much room does your family need to grow into? Both the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and 2018 Honda Pilot offer conveniences that your family will appreciate, but there are also several important differences to consider. Learn more about what the two popular mid-sized SUVs have to offer below. After youve discovered the unique features available for the new Honda Pilot and new Nissan Pathfinder, get in touch with the team at our dealership in Downers Grove, IL to schedule a test drive by calling (888) 448-1554.

For the purpose of this comparison, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S will be compared to the 2018 Honda Pilot LX.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Honda Pilot: Performance & Towing Comparison

A silver 2018 Nissan Pathfinder next to a dark blue Honda Pilot

Whether you're taking the kids camping during a long weekend, or making your way through your busy schedule, performance and efficiency matters for your family SUV. While the new Pathfinder and Pilot come with similar 3.5L V6 engines, the Nissan SUV manages to produce a little more power and efficiency. Key performance details for both SUVs are as follows:

2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Mid-Sized SUV

2018 Honda Pilot

3.5L V6


3.5L V6

284 HP


280 HP

20 MPG city
27 MPG highway

Fuel Efficiency (FWD)

19 MPG city
27 MPG highway

6,000 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity (FWD)

3,500 lbs.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Honda Pilot: Safety & Technology Comparison

Interior of a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot
Ensuring that your family stays connected and protected on their daily adventures is easier than ever. The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2018 Honda Pilot both come with a Rearview Camera, high-resolution displays, and smartphone-friendly amenities even on the base trim levels. However, there are several vital features that can make a difference when you've got your SUV loaded with kids, pets, and groceries.

  • Only the new Pathfinder comes with an Advanced Driver-Assist® Display to provide key information without diverting your attention.
  • The Pilot comes with a 5-in. color LCD screen, but the Pathfinder features an 8-in. color display with multi-touch control.
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System is standard with the new Pathfinder, but only available on more expensive trim levels for the Pilot.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking is a standard safety feature for the Pathfinder, but the Pilot only offers Brake Assist.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2018 Honda Pilot: Design & Storage Comparison

Interior of a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2018 Honda Pilot

While the 2018 Honda Pilot seats up to eight passengers, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers more usable storage, and a larger cargo area for your family to enjoy. From extra cup and bottle holders to an under-floor storage area, youll find that the new Pathfinder excels where the Pilot falls short. Important storage features youll want to see when you test drive a 2018 Pathfinder include:

  • Eight cup holders and six bottle holders throughout the interior cabin
  • Under-floor storage and eight cargo tie-down anchors in the rear cargo area
  • 79.5 cu. ft. of cargo capacity with the 2nd- and 3rd-row folded flat
  • EZ FLEX® seating system with 2nd-row split fold-flat bench seat featuring LATCH AND GLIDE® and 3rd-row 50/50 split fold-flat reclining bench seat

Which SUV is right for my growing family?

A blue 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

You've seen where the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has advantages over the 2018 Honda Pilot, but the only way to really know which new SUV is right for you is to schedule a test drive. Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL has several new Pathfinder SUVs in stock that are ideal for a family to grow into. Get in touch with a product specialist by calling (888) 448-1554, or use our test-drive form to make an appointment and learn firsthand how capable and versatile the new Pathfinder really is!