2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

Looking for a minivan that can get the family where you need to be in style? If so, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2022 Honda Pilot are both serious contenders. Let’s take a closer look to determine which of the two should get your vote!

Design & Style

The interior of the Nissan model is highly functional with a seating capacity of up to 8 passengers. With second row seats, you can choose from either a bench or two captain’s seats, albeit with a reduced capacity of 7. With storage cubbies installed throughout the cabin and features that include a panoramic sunroof, the Nissan Pathfinder has got everything you could possibly need.

The interior of 2022 Honda Pilot may not seem much different at first glance; however, the choice between a second row bench or two captain’s seats is limited to the pricier models, which can put some drivers off. However, it is admittedly one of the roomiest SUVs in its class and the large windows coupled with the unobtrusive roof pillars ensure that drivers can get the best view.

Technology & Safety

All Pathfinders come with driver-assisted features as standard, which include blind spot monitoring and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. When it comes to the infotainment system, an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker stereo is standard. Drivers can choose to upgrade for features such as a larger screen, a smartphone charging pad and a Bose speaker system.

Safety wise, the Honda Pilot is on par with the Nissan Pathfinder, offering features that include adaptive cruise control and collision warning. However, the central touchscreen can offer a frustrating experience to say the least. The 5.0-inch touchscreen only offers the most basic features and navigation is not included with the most basic EX model.


All models of the Pathfinder come with front-wheel drive as standard, but drivers can choose to upgrade to all-wheel drive. The Pathfinder can get up to 60 mph in 6.6s on all-wheel drive, making it faster than similar models. Because of Nissan’s sound-deadening features, you can expect an exceptionally smooth and quiet ride.

Although the Honda Pilot offers an acceptably smooth ride considering how much weight it can carry, the bulk of the vehicle does mean that it can seem disconnected from the road and feel heavy when cornering. One plus point for the Pilot is that its fuel economy is impressive for a vehicle of its size.

The Bottom Line

After a thorough comparison, it’s obvious that the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder comes out on top of the 2022 Honda Pilot, if only slightly. However, you will find that it’s exactly these small details that can make the biggest difference on the road!

Ready to Schedule a 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Test Drive Today?

If you are ready to take the next step and test drive a 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, feel free to book an appointment with Nissan of Stockton today. Alternatively, you can drop by our showroom and find out what we have to offer. We look forward to serving you!