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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2021 Honda Pilot


2020 Nissan Pathfinder


CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Not Available

Maximum Seating Capacity

109 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

79.5 Cubic Feet

Adaptive Cruise Control


Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)


Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Not Available

If you’re looking at 3-row crossover SUVs, you’ve probably started comparing the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Nissan Pathfinder. While it’s true that both can provide that fusion of space and utility with commanding performance that makes the segment so popular among active family drivers, one comes out a little better.

Read on to match them on:

  • Features
  • Passenger and Cargo Space
  • Safety Technology

Pilot vs. Pathfinder: Features

The latest generation of 3-row crossover SUVs pride themselves on delivering top of the line technology, and you’ll find several leading amenities available with the Pilot but not the Pathfinder.

Highlights include:

  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System
  • Power Tailgate with Available Hands-Free Access
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Compatibility
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Pilot vs. Pathfinder: Passenger and Cargo Space

  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 8 in the Pilot vs. 7 in the Pathfinder.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row: Up to 18.5 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 16.2 in the Pathfinder.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 55.9 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 47.4 in the Pathfinder.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: Up to 109.0 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 79.5 in the Pathfinder.

From maximum cargo space to seating accommodations, the Honda Pilot simply offers more than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Pilot vs. Pathfinder: Safety Technology

Look at models across the latest Honda lineup and you’ll find state of the art safety technology fitted as standard more often than not. As such, you shouldn’t be surprised to see the 2021 Honda Pilot providing the following driver assistance safety technologies with all trim levels:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

With the Nissan Pathfinder, those features either aren’t available or require picking a higher and pricier trim level than the standard model.

Take the Pilot Out for a Test Drive by Visiting Ocean Honda of Santa Cruz Near Soquel, CA

We can provide anything from help choosing between Pilot trim levels to expert servicing attention through all your years of ownership. To find out more, simply get in touch today.

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Ocean Honda Santa Cruz 36.9880097, -121.9689626.