The Toyota Highlander is the go-to choice for many buyers who want a mid-size crossover suv. Comfortable, relatively economical, packed with useful features, and fitting up to eight passengers, the Highlander seems to check all the boxes.
But the Highlander isn’t the only crossover with these selling points. One strong competitor is the newly redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, which enters the new model year with crisper styling, a more luxurious interior, a more responsive powertrain, and sharper handling. For this review, we tested the Highlander and Pathfinder so we could compare them in each of eight categories and then declare an overall winner. Keep reading to find out which one we picked and which family-friendly SUV seems like the better choice for you.