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2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot in Joliet, IL

If you’re looking to upgrade your family's three-row crossover, but aren’t sure which of the many options on the market is right for you, let us help here at Thomas Nissan! We know you’ll love everything about the all-new Pathfinder, so much, in fact, we have compared it to one of its top competitors. So, instead of spending all weekend researching, take advantage of this 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot in Joliet, IL, comparison.

To start things off, we took a look at what awaits under each hood. Both the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2017 Honda Pilot are powered by a standard 3.5L V6 engine. However, the one in the Pathfinder edges out the Pilot’s engine with 284 horsepower, compared to 280 horsepower. The same can be said for fuel efficiency, as the Pathfinder squeaks by the Pilot with a rating of 20/27 MPG city/hwy1, the Pilot’s rating just falls short with 19/27 MPG city/hwy2. Most notably, perhaps, is the fact that the Pathfinder has a standard 6,000-lb. towing capacity3, making it easy to bring your boat out to Lake Michigan. You may not be able to haul as much when you drive the Pilot, as it only has a maximum 5,000-lb. towing capacity4.

Our head-to-head between the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs the 2017 Honda Pilot in Joliet, IL, also compares exterior features. You are sure to notice right away that the Pathfinder comes standard with roof rails5 – a feature only found in higher trims of the Pilot. Also, the Pathfinder provides greater visibility than the Pilot with its standard LED Daytime Running Lights, another element that is only in top trims of the Pilot. In terms of convenience, you’ll find remote keyless entry as standard on the Pathfinder. And, when your hands are full of groceries from Jewel-Osco, the Pathfinder has the available Motion Activated Liftgate. Just kick your foot under the rear bumper and it’ll open automatically. No such feature is found in any trim of the Pilot.

If you plan on spending a lot of time in your three-row crossover, you want to make sure it’s supremely comfortable and feature-packed. In the 2017 Pathfinder, Tri-Zone Climate Control is standard, which is only found in higher trims of the 2017 Pilot. When road-tripping to Milwaukee, both options have an available rear entertainment system. In the Pilot, you’ll have a 9-inch flip-down monitor with DVD and Blu-Ray Disc™ compatibility. However, the Pathfinder boasts, the Tri-Zone Entertainment System6, which includes dual 8-inch monitors mounted on the back of the front headrests, where your little ones can watch movies, play video games, and even hook up to a laptop.

In terms of tech up front, the Nissan Pathfinder prevails over the Honda Pilot here, too. The Pathfinder has a standard 8-inch multi-touch display, while the Pilot only has a measly 5-inch LCD screen as standard. In the Pathfinder, this comes equipped with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio7 and HD Radio™, both standard. You’ll only find such musical options in top trims of the Pilot. Additionally, only the Pathfinder has the available Around View® Monitor8, showing you a 360-degree view around your vehicle, which is sure to come in handy when parking in downtown Chicago.

Our side-by-side look at the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs the 2017 Honda Pilot in Joliet, IL, has a clear winner – the Pathfinder. When you’re ready to take one for a test drive, visit us here at Thomas Nissan, or give us a call to schedule a cruise down North Larkin Avenue at 815-741-5353.

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Crash-Test Ratings

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Dealership Information

  • Features
  • Specs



  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Interior


Towing and Hauling

Trailer hitch receiver hitch, Class III
Trailer wiring 7-pin


Axle ratio 5.25


Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake diameter 12.1
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Rear brake width .63
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes


Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type twin-tube gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control


Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps
Battery maintenance-free



Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, power panoramic, power sunshade, dual, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, sliding sunshade
Roof rails
Roof rails color silver


Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights rear center
Headlights LED, wiper activated, auto delay off, auto on/off

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location underbody
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System


Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass
Solar-tinted glass


Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate with closure assist

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color body-color
Front spoiler
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color chrome
Rear bumper color body-color
Body side moldings chrome
Window trim black


Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Memorized settings liftgate, 2 driver, steering wheel, driver seat, side mirrors
Cupholders front, third row, rear
Sunshade power rear window
Adaptive cruise control
Power outlet(s) 12V cargo area, 12V front, 115V front
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Easy entry manual rear seat, power driver seat
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Center console dual level, front console with armrest and storage
Multi-function remote panic alarm, proximity entry system
Power windows lockout button
Courtesy lights door
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Illuminated power window switches
Steering wheel power tilt and telescopic
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage in floor, front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Air Conditioning

Rear air conditioning automatic climate control, independently controlled
Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear air conditioning zones single
Air filtration

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Heated steering wheel
Center console trim simulated wood
Armrests rear center folding with storage, rear center with cupholders
Steering wheel trim leather
Door trim simulated wood, leather
Interior accents chrome
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim stainless steel



Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Autonomous braking
Camera system surround view
Automatic emergency braking front
Impact sensor post-collision safety system, alert system
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Parking sensors rear
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Crumple zones front, rear


Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, third row, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor


Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors


Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding, reverse gear tilt


Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Premium brand Bose
Antenna type diversity, element, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Subwoofer 2
Total speakers 11
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM


Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Navigation system touch screen display, voice operated
Real time traffic

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps SiriusXM Travel Link, weather, sports, stocks
Infotainment NissanConnect
Infotainment screen size 8 in.


Trip computer
Electroluminescent instrumentation
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Warnings and reminders lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, maintenance due, tire fill alert
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer 2



Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Third row headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat heated, cooled
Driver seat heated, cooled
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Third row seat type 50-50 split bench
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Rear seat manual adjustments reclining
Upholstery leather-trimmed
Rear seat folding flat
Third row seat folding fold flat into floor, split
Rear seat heated, sliding


Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Third row seatbelts 3-point
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point


Steering ratio 18.3
Turns lock-to-lock 2.90



Drive Type

Drive Type FWD


Standard Seating 7
Max Seating 7
Head Room (front) 42.2 in
Head Room (rear) 39.4 in
Hip Room (front) 56.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 56.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 60.7 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 60.4 in
Leg Room (front) 42.3 in
Leg Room (rear) 41.7 in
Seating Rows 3
Head Room (third row) 37.8 in
Hip Room (third row) 42 in
Shoulder Room (third row) 57.1 in
Leg Room (third row) 30.7 in

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 198.5 in
Width 77.2 in
Height 70.2 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in
Ground Clearance 7 in
Angle of Approach 14.7 degrees
Angle of Departure 21.6 degrees
Track Width (front) 65.7 in
Track Width (rear) 65.7 in
Break-over Angle 16.2 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5985 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 5001-6000 lbs
Curb Weight 4524 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 6000 lbs

Truck Specifications

Max Payload 1461 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 16 cu ft
Interior Volume 173.8 cu ft
Passenger Volume 157.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume (rear seats down) 79.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume (third row down) 47.8 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.33 Cd
Turning Circle 38.7 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 19.5 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P235/55R20
Front Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in
Rear Tire Type P235/55R20
Rear Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in

Current Inventory

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1 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 27 highway (front-wheel drive), 19 city / 26 highway (4-wheel drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3 Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for proper use.

4 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models with accessory ATF cooler; 3,500 lbs. for AWD models without accessory ATF cooler and 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

5 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.

6 Tri-Zone operation requires compatible auxiliary media system. See Owner's Manual for details.

7 Required monthly subscriptions sold separately for each available SiriusXM feature after trial period, and are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. Installation costs, one-time activation fee, other fees and taxes will apply. Each SiriusXM feature availability is dependent upon vehicle model, trim level, packaging, and/or options, and may only be available in select markets. Satellite Radio U.S. service, NavWeather® service, and SiriusXM® Travel Link® services (if any of the foregoing features are equipped on vehicle) available only to those 18 or older in the 48 contiguous states and D.C. Fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions governed by Customer Agreement available at ©2016 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius® XM® and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. 3

8 Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.