Compare 2012 Dodge Durango vs 2012 Nissan Pathfinder

2012 Dodge Durango
2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
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2WD 4-Door V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $27,444 $29,290
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $29,315 $31,290
2WD 4-Door V6 SV 15 22 $30,236 $32,640
4WD 4-Door V6 SV 14 20 $32,086 $34,640
2WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 15 22 $33,927 $36,630
4WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 14 20 $35,777 $38,630
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $37,264 $40,240
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $39,299 $42,440
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $40,714 $43,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,656
$27,444
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,995
$29,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon. The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.2 100.6
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.2 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 192.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 72.0
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 29.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 48.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 11.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P245/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
930 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4756 4427
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.35
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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