2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2017 Toyota 4Runner: Head to Head

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2017 Toyota 4Runner
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Pathfinder vs. 4Runner: Which Adventurous SUV Comes Out on Top?

If you’re looking for a vehicle that can tackle an off-road trail on the weekend and haul the whole family to school and sports practice the rest of the time, both the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota 4Runner should be on your list.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is one of the few SUVs that is still built with a body-on-frame design, which means it feels more like a truck than an SUV. Its rugged construction allows it tackle almost any terrain with ease.

Nissan’s Pathfinder has historically been an impressive off-road vehicle. However, recently Nissan has put the off-roading aspect of the midsize SUV on the backburner and focused on creating a family vehicle.

While neither of these vehicles places very high in our rankings, they both offer the unique charm of an undercover off-roader.

In this article, we compare the Pathfinder and 4Runner using U.S. News & World Report’s scoring data. U.S. News scores each vehicle in our rankings based on reviews from automotive experts, as well as safety and reliability data. Keep in mind that these scores can change throughout the year as new information becomes available.

Read through the following slides to see which midsize SUV is right for you. Will it be the rugged 4Runner or the refined Pathfinder?

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