How Do the Nissan Pathfinder Standard Features Stack Up Against the Competition?

March 8th, 2016 by

Honda Pilot ExteriorWith vehicle features becoming more high-tech all the time, offered amenities are often one of the first things a consumer looks at when shopping for a new vehicle.

Drivers who are looking to buy an SUV may wonder how the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder’s standard features compare to those offered by its competitors. Does the Pathfinder provide everything a motorist could want in terms of amenities—or does a rival vehicle like the 2016 Honda Pilot offer more?

Impressive Interior

Many standard features are found onboard the award-winning Pilot that are only offered as available upgrades in the Pathfinder, such as a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and Bluetooth voice-activated controls.

Every Pilot model offers a 60/40-split, flat-folding third-row bench seat, which is a feature not found in any Pathfinder model. This feature lets drivers quickly and conveniently access the Pilot’s impressive cargo space, which is up to 109.2 cubic feet. By comparison, the Pathfinder only offers a maximum of 79.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

The Pilot also offers seating for up to eight passengers, while the Pathfinder only seats seven.

Savvy Safety

Safety is paramount onboard the Pilot, which has received an overall 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* (the Pathfinder received only 4 stars). The 2016 Pilot has additionally been named a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,** while the Pathfinder was not.

Various safety features are offered in the Pilot that are not available in the Pathfinder, such as:

  • ACE body structure
  • Front active head restraints and third-row head restraints
  • Lane Keeping Assist system
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Available collision mitigation braking system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • And various others

Check It Out Up-Close

Explore the many exemplary features and assets of the 2016 Honda Pilot—winner of the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the midsize SUV category***—at any West Michigan Honda Dealer.

Visit or contact any of our associated locations today and a knowledgeable team member will walk you through the available amenities and options, answer your questions, and set you up on a test drive.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.

***For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.

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