2020/10/21 | Test drive
2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2020 Dodge Durango
The family is growing and you are looking for a new mid-size SUV that will give you more interior space and that will have good towing capacity to carry all your equipment. Your decision is not yet finalized but you know that Nissan’s new Pathfinder price is particularly appealing; a comparison is nevertheless necessary to guide you in your final choice.
Baie-Comeau Nissan, in the heart of the Côte-Nord, puts the Nissan Pathfinder and the Dodge Durango against one another for you. Two mid-size SUVs with very different features; this comparative matchup will convince you to make the right decision.
An SUV With a Long Track Record: Nissan Pathfinder!
To start, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is significantly less expensive than the 2020 Dodge Durango and the differences are significant, if not colossal. You can buy it or take advantage of the 24-month Nissan lease for a fraction of the price of its rival, even get a Pathfinder Platinum AWD (the most luxurious version) for roughly the same price as a low-end Durango SXT.
With such differences in pricing, you may think that the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder suffers from shortcomings absent in the 2020 Dodge Durango and that it would be better to turn to the American model rather than the Japanese one.
This claim does not hold water when it comes to power and performance. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder comes to you with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. The Dodge Durango SXT, GT and Citadel count on a 3.6-liter V6 engine that develops roughly the same power (293 horsepower) and gives you the same performance (260 lb-ft). If you really want to have power, you’ll have to turn to the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, but you will pay 2.5 times the price of the Pathfinder 2020 or $112,500!
Unlike the Dodge Durango, the Nissan Pathfinder 2020 has a more spacious interior and is well equipped with the Nissan Connect, USB ports, Bluetooth streaming and much more. The comfort is apparent with hyper-comfortable adjustable seats, a good amount of legroom for passengers in the second and third row of seats, etc.
If the two SUVs are equal, the 2020 Pathfinder has a timeless style that earned it good marks on its report card, unlike the Dodge Durango, which features a much more aggressive styling that may not appeal to everyone.
With its active safety systems, the Pathfinder is able to count on, amongst others, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control (which the Dodge Durango does not offer, at least not on the consulted list) as well as imminent impact alarms. More interestingly, the 2020 Pathfinder can rely on a 360-degree camera with detection of moving objects, a rear parking sonar and a rear side obstacle warning; the Dodge Durango also has these latter features.
Who Is First to the Finish Line?
If you are looking for a mid-size SUV with seven seats for your family, the Nissan Pathfinder has been on the market for a long time. It’s significantly cheaper than the 2020 Dodge Durango and it will give you hours and years of fun on the road. Let’s go even further: with its timeless style, it comes across better than the Durango, which leaves itself open to a briefer longevity. Sooner rather than later, it will have to be redesigned.
In short, the 2020 Pathfinder wins the race for its price. Its frugal fuel consumption is better than that of the 2020 Durango. With its spacious interior and good towing capacity, it is a safe bet for those who want to go on an adventure.
Baie-Comeau Nissan: The Right Choice!
In the heart of the Côte-Nord, Baie-Comeau Nissan welcomes you and helps you discover the products of the Japanese manufacturer: the 2020 Pathfinder of course, but also the Nissan 370Z, Altima, Armada and Frontier. Discover its famous Nissan Titan Midnight Edition, the GT-R sports car, the Nissan Kicks so popular since its release and the Leaf for the environmentally conscious. Finally, we cannot ignore the Maxima, Murano, Qashqai, Rogue, Nissan Versa and the new Sentra.
Come and test-drive your next Japanese vehicle today at Baie-Comeau Nissan. Leave a winner with the vehicle of your dreams!