Compare Nissan Pathfinder vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota Highlander

Compare the Nissan Pathfinder against the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Highlander. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Pathfinder, Grand Cherokee and Highlander stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Pathfinder, Grand Cherokee and Highlander. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Nissan Pathfinder 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2010 Toyota Highlander
2010 Nissan Pathfinder 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2010 Toyota Highlander
4WD 4dr V6 S
  • 4WD 4dr V6 S
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SE
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V8 LE
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr SRT-8
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)


MSRP $29,540 $30,710 $25,855
Invoice $27,678 $29,191 $23,269
Avg. Paid $15,560 $14,337 $16,500

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.2 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.0 8.2
Performance 7.5 8.4 8.0
Interior 7.8 7.7 8.1
Cost to Own 8.6 8.6 8.9
Safety 8.2 8.5 9.2
Reliability 2.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Impressive off-road ability
  • Functional, easy-to-use interior
  • Upscale interior
  • Legendary off-road performance
  • Powerful available V8
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Low safety and reliability scores
  • Truck-like handling
  • Cramped second and third rows
  • Sluggish base engine
  • Lower-than-average reliability
  • Small cargo capacity for the class
  • Low fuel economy
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 3.7L/226 Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 112.2 109.5 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 192.3 188.0 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.6 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 72.6 68.9 68.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4665 4261 3847

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 149.1 108.9 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.1 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 35.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.5 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 60.6 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.2 67.4 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 49.2 34.5 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.5 10.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.7L/226 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 5600 210 @ 5200 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 4000 235 @ 4000 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39.5 37.1 38.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1 19.2


Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Stabilizer bar


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.