2015 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Front

2015 Nissan Pathfinder
2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has been praised as an exceptionally comfortable, spacious, and well-designed family crossover. The Pathfinder offers good fuel estimates, lots of cargo space, and some high-tech safety features. However, when you compare it to the 2016 Honda Pilot, you’ll find that the Pathfinder just can’t quite match up. So, if you’re looking for safety, efficiency, and versatility in your next family crossover here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area, don’t miss out on the Pilot!

Powertrains and Efficiency

The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder earns an EPA estimated 27 mpg highway rating, but the 2016 Honda Pilot can easily match that, earning 27 mpg highway*, as well. What’s more, it also makes more power than the Pathfinder. The Pilot uses a sophisticated direct injection 3.5L V6 engine that makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pathfinder gets an outdated 3.5L V6 that makes 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the Pilot is available with a high-tech nine-speed automatic, while the Pathfinder is stuck with a power-sapping continuously variable transmission.

Safety and Convenience

The 2016 Honda Pilot can come with the all-new Honda Sensing technology. This package includes a multi-angle rear camera, a lane departure warning system, a forward collision warning system with collision mitigation braking, a lane keeping system, and adaptive cruise control. Unfortunately, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is not available with anything like that. We know you want the safest vehicle possible for your family, so the Pilot seems like the obvious choice.

The Pilot also offers more cabin room for you to stretch out and more cargo volume for your gear. To pack up the family and all your luggage, the Pilot is clearly the better choice.

Here’s a further comparison to see how these two vehicles stack up across a number of key fields:

2015 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 Honda Pilot
260 hp 280 hp
79.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume 83.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume
No preventative safety equipment Available Forward Collision Warning System
No Rearview Camera Rearview camera standard

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

We’re expecting the 2016 Honda Pilot any day here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, IL, your leading Elgin area Honda dealership. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, just minutes from anywhere in Chicagoland, so visit us if you’re looking to upgrade the family SUV!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.