2024 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder

2024 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $36,080 to $50,950
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Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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MPG - City 20 - 21 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 23 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 80.5 ft3 63.1 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 284 - 295 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 6,000 lbs 2,500 lbs
Exterior Length 197.7 - 198.8 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota RAV4 Prime than in the Nissan Pathfinder, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Nissan Pathfinder or the Toyota RAV4 Prime, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Pathfinder is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Pathfinder, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 Prime for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Pathfinder has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Nissan Pathfinder does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Utility
The Nissan Pathfinder offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Nissan Pathfinder, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.