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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kansas City, MO

Accommodating Interior of the 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kansas City, MOBottom photo shows the 2018 Toyota Highlander with optional features. 

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

When you need a midsize crossover that offers everything from intelligent technology to a commanding performance, look no further than the 2018 Toyota Highlander! At Molle Toyota, we believe that this exceptional SUV is a cut above the rest, but to put our word to the test, we’re comparing it to the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. You can also learn more about the Highlander by visiting our dealership or giving us a call to speak with a member of our staff!

If you plan on taking long trips in your crossover, then you’ll want to be sure you can stay comfortable even after hours behind the wheel. To help cut down on backaches and stiff legs, the 2018 Highlander provides you with an available 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, making it a breeze to find the perfect angle and position. In addition, you’ll be able to stretch and relax with ease, as this Toyota supplies a generous 44.2 inches of legroom in the front seat. On the other hand, the crossover from Nissan only offers a 10-way power-adjustable seat, giving you less freedom to customize your comfort. Moreover, you’ll have less space at your disposal, as the Pathfinder has just 42.2 inches of front legroom. For a more comfortable driving experience, it’s clear that the Highlander is the only choice!

In addition to enjoying an array of accommodating amenities, it’s also important to have access to plenty of space for both people and gear. With seating for up to eight passengers, the 2018 Toyota Highlander makes it easy to take your kids and their friends to Roanoke Park for a fun day in the sun. If you go with the Nissan Pathfinder, someone may get left out since it only has seating for up to seven. Alternatively, if you’re heading out on a solo adventure and need more room for gear, supplies, and other equipment, the Highlander still has you covered. When you fold down the second- and third-row seats, you’ll have access to up to 83.7 cubic ft. of storage space1. In the Nissan, you might not be able to take everything you need, as it only provides a maximum of 79.5 cubic ft. for storage2.

As we turn our attention to performance, it doesn’t take long to discover that one of our crossovers offers both superior muscle and efficiency. You guessed it, it’s the Toyota Highlander! Equipped with an available 3.5L V6 engine that generates 295-hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque, the Highlander easily takes down its rival from Nissan. Despite also being powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, the Pathfinder falls short of the standard set its competitor from Toyota, producing just 284-hp and 259 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll also experience superior efficiency in the Highlander, as its fuel rating of 21 MPG city3 is just a bit better than the Pathfinder’s 20 MPG city4 rating.

After a great battle between the 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kansas City, MO, the Highlander emerged as the winner with ease. You can experience this exciting ride for yourself when you visit Molle Toyota for a test drive. We’d love to see you soon!


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Awards

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Best Bet: Mid-Size SUV (2018 Model)
- The Car Book

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Best Buy: Midsize Crossover/SUVs (2018 Model)
- Consumer Guide Automotive

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Best Overall Value (2018 Model)
- Intellichoice

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Best Resale Value: Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Retained Value: Honorable Mention (2018 Model)
- Edmunds

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Best Retained Value: Standard Brand (2018 Model)
- Edmunds

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Best SUVs for the Money: Finalist (2018 Model)
- US News

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Best Three-Row Mid-Size SUVs for Families (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Value in America: SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans Brand (2018 Model)
- Vincentric

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Best Vehicles By Class: Large SUVs (2018 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Buyers Most Wanted: Midsize SUV (2018 Model)
- Edmunds

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Overall Value - Popular Brand (2018 Model)
- Intellichoice

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Residual Value Award: Midsize Utility Vehicle - 3 Row (2018 Model)
- ALG

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Top 10 SUVs (2018 Model)
- Autobytel

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Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Testimonials

Richard Hackett
Richard Hackett
GOOGLE
12-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people to work with, 2nd truck I have bought there.

Karin Thomas
Karin Thomas
GOOGLE
12-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was very pleased that they assessed the car beyond the issue at hand. We bought it used four years ago, with 150,000 miles, and there was no record of the timing belt being replaced. They suggested it might be a problem, so we went ahead with the work. Turns out it was the original belt and had fissures covering every centimeter. It was a disaster waiting to happen and I am grateful they took the time to look at the rest of the car.

Dick Flanigan
Dick Flanigan
GOOGLE
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Had to ask questions to get the proper price."

larrygelb
DEALERRATER
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I was not informed about a part that was still usable. The estimate included the cost of a new part. I think I should have been informed of this fact.

Allen Beck
Allen Beck
GOOGLE
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"2019 Highlander 10K"

mchapman2289
DEALERRATER
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recommend maintenance at 10K. In and out quickly and got in the same day I called. The waiting area is clean and sufficient. They are also close to home.

BRAD Garrett
BRAD Garrett
GOOGLE
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Anne Dunlap
Anne Dunlap
GOOGLE
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Quick, Thorough, and Friendly"

KENDALL.BURNS
DEALERRATER
12-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I happened to have a couple of hours to spare in my busy schedule and Molle immediately got me an appt and completed the work quickly!

"great"

LSOLE
DEALERRATER
12-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

molle Toyota was extremely great to deal with on the leaseof my 2017 Tacoma sport. it was quick and easy.the service department was very helpful and the service was top notch,they were on top of their operation.upon return at the end of my lease they werequick to get me in and out in a very timely fashion.I would highly recommend them to everyone who needs a car or truck!!!

"Oil Change"

MPDERHAM
DEALERRATER
12-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Took a little longer than usual but service advisor was very friendly and the waiting room is very comfortable so one hour went by quickly.

Grant Vasquez
Grant Vasquez
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Michele Fricke
Michele Fricke
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My engine light came on so of course I panicked. I got right in to have it checked and within about 20 minutes they knew it was my gas cap. They replaced it and I was out of there in about an hour.

Great service plus the preventative advice is excelent.

phill
CARS
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My latest visit was for routine maintenance and was performed timely while I waited. They identified that the battery needed to be replaced and was replaced as a part of preventative survellance. I would recommend this service center. I have been using both their sales and service for many years and have been well satisfied.

Winterizing

DOTTIEJENSEN
CARS
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Immediate service, friendly, answered questions courteously. (At the Cadillac dealer, my car always received a free wash with service-nice for an elderly person) I was happy for the convenient ,immediate service.

"Winterizing"

DOTTIEJENSEN
DEALERRATER
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Immediate service, friendly, answered questions courteously. (At the Cadillac dealer, my car always received a free wash with service—nice for an elderly person) I was happy for the convenient ,immediate service.

"Great service plus the preventative advice is excelent."

phill
DEALERRATER
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My latest visit was for routine maintenance and was performed timely while I waited. They identified that the battery needed to be replaced and was replaced as a part of preventative survellance. I would recommend this service center. I have been using both their sales and service for many years and have been well satisfied.

Kathy Hughes
Kathy Hughes
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ron Doctor
Ron Doctor
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sally Nemeth
Sally Nemeth
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone was polite and helpful. The oil change and tire rotation were handled promptly.

"Great salesman Chris Pounds"

CYLER89
DEALERRATER
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy and friendly sales staff. The staff went out of there way to make sure i was taken care of and satisfied with my purchase and knew everything about the new vehicle.

Marise Conley
Marise Conley
GOOGLE
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Oil change and service"

SANDRAHOLT
DEALERRATER
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Regular service based on mileage for oil change. You are making me write more than I care to include. This was just normal service. Too much trouble on this survey.

Paula Jones
Paula Jones
GOOGLE
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Stacy Oney
Stacy Oney
GOOGLE
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

We just purchased a used car last night. The car looks great and we were told that it was getting a brake job and new tires. The tires were replaced but the brakes are still pulsating and we were told by the rep that the rotors were turned and that it will just take a bit for the brake pads to set in which, in my opinion is not right, so we have to take it back for this. My daughter went ahead and drove the car home because she doesnt have a vehicle now. By the time she got home, the check engine light had come on and the cruise didnt work. It had a code that said something about the turbo. I text the sales rep last night about it and he did get back to me stating he would let them know. My daughter called this morning and left a message, I called this morning and left a message and contacted the rep again who told me he was off today but would let them know, again. Half the day is nearly over and we have not heard back yet, which is really frustrating. Hopefully these issues will be fixed 100% and in a timely manner! I will follow up on this review once we have some progress Got a call back. My daughter is taking it back up tomorrow morning and they are giving her a vehicle to drive while they repair the car we just bought. Will repost the progress Car is in the shop and they are fixing everything AND gave my daughter a car to drive while it is there! Thank you guys!

Oil change and service

SANDRAHOLT
CARS
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Regular service based on mileage for oil change. You are making me write more than I care to include. This was just normal service. Too much trouble on this survey.

Great salesman Chris Pounds

CYLER89
CARS
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy and friendly sales staff. The staff went out of there way to make sure i was taken care of and satisfied with my purchase and knew everything about the new vehicle.

Harry Dawson
Harry Dawson
GOOGLE
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Service department review"

SANCHEZPH
DEALERRATER
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service, very efficient and professional, service department is customer friendly and convenient. The work was completed quickly and with a detailed explanation of required repairs. I would not go anywhere else for service.

Linda Lancaster
Linda Lancaster
GOOGLE
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Clayton Bailey made my new car experience go quickly and smoothly

Kirk Farmer
Kirk Farmer
GOOGLE
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Virgilio Nebel
Virgilio Nebel
GOOGLE
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I worked mainly with Chris Pounds from the new/leasing section. Chris was extremely knowledgeable and offered lots of assistance in choosing the right vehicle for me. The process was quick, direct and transparent.

Service department review

SANCHEZPH
CARS
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service, very efficient and professional, service department is customer friendly and convenient. The work was completed quickly and with a detailed explanation of required repairs. I would not go anywhere else for service.

"Everything was great "

MBRINKC
DEALERRATER
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My service was handled very professionally. Jason was pleasant and explained everything thoroughly. He estimated the time it would take and he was right on.

Carol Cowles
Carol Cowles
GOOGLE
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Quick, efficient tire rotation and fluid top off...a regular maintenance appointment! It was a breeze!

Marissa Holmes
Marissa Holmes
GOOGLE
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Very enjoyable experience "

DAVIDWERKO
DEALERRATER
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic experience. Fair price did not keep pumping additional options on me. This will definitely be my first stop for my next vehicle. Thank you

"Good car buying experience"

YEJIDEKARIMU
DEALERRATER
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mr. Anthony helped me with buying my new (Used) Camry. It was my first time buying a car and he was very patient with him. He helped explain things that didn't make sense to me in a professional manner. He also handled my parents' crazy behaviors extremely well. He's such an amazing car salesman and I hope to work with him again in the future.

Everything was great

MBRINKC
CARS
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My service was handled very professionally. Jason was pleasant and explained everything thoroughly. He estimated the time it would take and he was right on.

Good car buying experience

YEJIDEKARIMU
CARS
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mr. Anthony helped me with buying my new (Used) Camry. It was my first time buying a car and he was very patient with him. He helped explain things that didn't make sense to me in a professional manner. He also handled my parents' crazy behaviors extremely well. He's such an amazing car salesman and I hope to work with him again in the future.

Very enjoyable experience

DAVIDWERKO
CARS
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic experience. Fair price did not keep pumping additional options on me. This will definitely be my first stop for my next vehicle. Thank you

Don Fuson
Don Fuson
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

expedited appointment set-up; expeditious check-in; most efficient service advisor; car returned on time

Phillip Cooper
Phillip Cooper
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Vincent O'Halloran
Vincent O'Halloran
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My wife and I brought both cars in for regular maintenance. We dealt with Aric and several others. We will be customers for life with the attentive and professional service we received. The pricing was very competitive for my new tires. I returned the loaner and accidentally left our child car seat in the back. Their team was kind enough to deliver it to my office the same day so I could pick up my daughter with no worries or delay. ....that was a BIG deal and we are grateful. We are very happy with good folks at Molle. It is nice to get such attentive service in an age where good service is disappearing.

"Scheduled Maintenance"

rod911
DEALERRATER
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Prompt and professional service advisor got me in and out quickly for scheduled service appointment. Reviewed service performed and items recommended for next appointment. This Highlander is 10 years old and at 106000 miles runs and drives great.

Scheduled Maintenance

rod911
CARS
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Prompt and professional service advisor got me in and out quickly for scheduled service appointment. Reviewed service performed and items recommended for next appointment. This Highlander is 10 years old and at 106000 miles runs and drives great.

Satisfied customer

URNURSE411
CARS
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bought my first toyota and I don't think I'll ever change and that's after having an suv thanks guys I'll definitely be back

replacing plugs, and doing a variety of other service tasks

GRANDPA1
CARS
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I was not clear about all that was done, beside replacing spark plugs. But I trust that the service will make it less necessary to return to Molle for further work.

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Features

Features

  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Comfort
  • Exterior

Interior

Seatbelts

Emergency locking retractors third row, rear, front
Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Third row seatbelts 3-point
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Third row headrests 3, adjustable
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split, flat
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Third row seat type 40-60 split bench
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Rear seat manual adjustments reclining
Third row seat folding split, flat
Rear seat sliding

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 2.7
Steering ratio 16.0

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Comfort

Exterior

Specs

Warranty

Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Toyota Highlander AWD LE 4dr SUV in inventory

Disclaimer

All discount prices are off MSRP, after all Toyota Cash Rebates and in lieu of Toyota incentivized interest rates, including 0% financing, where applicable. Must be Tier 1+ to qualify through TFS. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount prices may not apply to leases. Some restrictions apply. See Molle Toyota for details. Prior offers excluded. In stock units only. With approved credit. Plus tax, tags and licensing and $199.50 admin fee. Picture may not represent actual vehicle. Price varies based on Trim Levels and Options. See Dealer for in-stock inventory & actual selling price. MSRP includes delivery, processing, and handling fees. Please contact the dealer directly to confirm that the information provided on this page is accurate. As the possibility for data error exists, information listed on this page (such as availability, pricing - including MSRP - options, color, and accessories) could be incorrect or out of date.

1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

2. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.

3. 2018 EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.

4. 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 27 highway (front-wheel drive) and 19 city / 26 highway (4-wheel drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.