Insight: Toyota Prado Vs Mitsubishi Pajero Vs Honda Pilot Vs Nissan Pathfinder

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Insight: Toyota Prado Vs Mitsubishi Pajero Vs Honda Pilot Vs Nissan Pathfinder

With So Many Options in Japanese Mid-Size SUV market, Which One Should You Put Your Money On?

The mid-size SUV market is one of the most key SUV segment in UAE due to the active life-style of residents. And among mid-size SUV the Japanese-origin brands are most popular. While Nissan Pathfinder introduced refreshed (2018) version, so here we bring the comparison of Toyota Prado with off-road heritage, wild Mitsubishi Pajero, stylish Honda Pilot and adventurous Nissan Pathfinder. With the market crowded with so many options, which one should you put your money? We compare these mid-size SUV’s latest model year available in the market for you to get a better understanding of what each brings to the table.

The numbers give out a distinctive verdict as in who is the winner. Here as we can see that Prado provides the best torque, making it the best in off-road situation. Pilot provides the best horsepower that results into the best on-road acceleration along with 20 inch wheel size option that gives better handling and aggressive stance. 2 Wheel-Drive (2WD) option is available in Pilot and Pathfinder which is sufficient for on-road performance and provides better fuel efficiency.  

In the competition of comfort there are many factors that affect the decision.

When it comes to comfort, a remote engine starter is a key factor considering local climatic conditions.  You can start air-conditioning even before you enter the car, enabling one to have good amount of comfort. Prado, Pathfinder and Pilot come with such feature.

Pilot scores the best in terms of car width providing spacious feeling inside the SUV.

Memory seats are another comfort feature that give a personalised touch to the car and remove the hassle of readjusting the car seats. Power Tailgate allows the person to load and unload stuff without having to manually open the tailgate. Both Pilot and Pathfinder have these features.

Seating capacity is an important identity, the more the merrier. In this case as well Honda Pilot wins.

Entertainment is the key factor when it comes to spending a fun and relaxed quality time while you are en route for a long road trip. Pathfinder and Pajero have maximum number of speakers. A rear entertainment system is very crucial when it comes to kicking boredom and keeping the kids hooked over something for an enjoyable ride. All the top grade come with this option.  

Safety is the most important thing manufacturers consider while making a car a rear view camera and a parking sensor are two thing that can prevent damages from happening while parking the car. All the cars have that feature here except for Pathfinder 2WD. Honda Pilot and Pathfinder have a 5 star rating, however rating for Prado and Pajero are not available. 

In terms of warranty, Prado and Pajero lag behind a bit as they restrict warranty upto 100,000 Kms of usage.

The best fuel efficiency is provided by Pilot 2WD grade standing on 11.4 Km/L. Better fuel efficiency and warranty is a great value for money. These two factors reduces the load on the consumer pocket.


With many SUVs competing in this segment, it’s difficult to shortlist one car that does everything correct. We recommend you to have your requirements very clear and choose the car accordingly. All of the cars listed above have their good and bad. The consumer base is same, however requirements vary. Though these cars belong to the same segment still they have distinctive benefits, hence, we suggest you to select a car best-suited according to your needs.




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