In the past, large families with kids were pretty limited in terms of vehicle selection and minivans were about the only practical option. While minivans still make for great family transport, the SUV segment has come a long way in its ability to provide family-friendly models that offer comfort, entertainment, and safety for families on the go. Two family-friendly SUVs that we think are doing things right are the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. With similar starting price points and multiple trim levels and configurations, many families will be able to find a model that fits their needs at a price that they can afford.
Learn more about what the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder have to offer below.
2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
|83.7 cubic feet||Cargo Space||79.5 cubic feet|
|LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited||Trim Levels||S, SV, SL, Midnight Edition, Platinum|
Both the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder were built with family travel in mind. Because of that, Toyota and Nissan respectively have ensured that each model has ample active safety offerings, which are highly-requested in family-friendly vehicles. However, shoppers will find that the active safety offerings on the 2018 Highlander are a lot more affordable thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense bundle that comes standard on all trims.
Every 2018 Toyota Highlander trim comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense bundle that includes lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. Additionally, drivers can also find blind spot monitoring and a bird's eye view 360-degree surround view camera system on higher trim levels.
In comparison, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder only offers automatic emergency braking and Rear Door Alert on their base models. On higher trims and add-on packages, drivers can find rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree surround view camera system, but it will likely cost a lot more overall.
Find more information on the 2018 Toyota Highlander lineup at the Fox Toyota dealership in Clinton, TN. Browse our current 2018 Highlander inventory online or stop by the dealership for a more personal interaction.