What is an SUV? Is it a truck with a covered cargo hold instead of a pickup bed? Or is it a tall, boxy car with more capability than you’d get from a sedan?
Different modern SUVs offer different answers to this same question. For example, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner is an old-school truck with hardy capability, while the newly redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a lighter-duty crossover that looks the part of an SUV but with car-like driving manners. To see which one could fit you best, we tested the 4Runner and the Pathfinder back to back. In this review, we’ll discuss how these two mid-size SUVs compare in eight different categories, then name an overall winner. Keep reading to see which one we picked and which one sounds like the right option for you.