2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Palisade vs. MDX
2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Honda Palisade vs. Acura MDX
Adventurous drivers everywhere are excited to get behind the wheel of many new 2022 SUVs to see what they have to offer. A few names are garnering all the attention for those in need of more space than the typical six-seater. With three rows of seating and room for seven or eight passengers, the Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Palisade, and the Acura MDX are the most popular in-class choices. However, the first stumbling point for the MDX is that it has a starting MSP of over $57,000, while the Palisade and Pathfinder start at just over $33,000. As a result, many buyers are quick to eliminate the Acura after the sticker shock wears off.
Looking At The Numbers
The MDX and Pathfinder offer a 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the Palisade uses a 3.8 liter V6. The Palisade and Pathfinder are very similar in most of the other numbers, including their eight-person capacity to the Acura’s seven, their front-wheel-drive feature, and the economy of 26 MPG on the highway. The Pathfinder edges out the Palisade in the city MPG with an additional two MPG. One of the newest numbers used to compare vehicles this year is the emissions rating. The Acura comes in at 8.4 tons per year, while the Hyundai drops that number to 8 tons even. The winner for an environmentally friendly selection goes to the Pathfinder at only 7.7 tons per year.
Size And Space
Being in the same vehicle class, all three SUVs offer very close to the same amount of space. The differences are negligible other than the Acura with seating for only seven, while both the Pathfinder and Palisade can accommodate eight passengers. The length, width, and height of all three selections are literally within an inch or two, making them all very evenly matched, which takes many buyers back to the substantial price difference between the Acura and the other two options.
The entertainment and safety features in today’s vehicles have a huge impact on buyers’ choices. Certainly, you would expect to get the top-of-the-line electrics in the Acura with a base price of about $24k more than the Palisade and Pathfinder. So the accurate comparison for gadgets and features is down to Nissan and Hyundai. Both offer HD radio, Bluetooth, and MP3 players. But the Palisade does not offer satellite as does the Pathfinder. Another shocking difference is that the Palisade has no steering wheel audio controls. This feature could be considered a safety must-have to eliminate driver distraction and one that is a standard feature on the Pathfinder. Finally, in the interest of comfort, the Pathfinder includes climate control and multi-zone AC as standard features that are not offered on the Palisade.
For the most innovative features and exceptional economy, drivers opt for the more affordable and better equipped Nissan Pathfinder over the competition. To test drive the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and begin selecting your new SUV, visit the experts at Bob Moore Nissan in Norman, OK.
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