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2007 Ford Explorer

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  2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2008 Nissan Pathfinder 2WD 4-door V6 SE Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$25,370
$26,980
Invoice $24,030 $25,283
MPG
City/Highway
14/21 12/22
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right. Read Full Review If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Stable handling
  • Great interior design
  • Power-folding third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • Engine noise (V-6)
  • Ride isn’t as settled as that of newer crossover SUVs
  • Resale value is an open question

Likes:

  • Responsive V-6 and five-speed automatic
  • Impressive towing ability
  • Off-road toughness
  • Available tech features such as Bluetooth and Music Box

Dislikes:

  • Rather hard ride
  • Skimpy front seats
  • Stability control isn’t standard
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