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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
2WD 4-Door V6 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,771
$25,283
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,495
$26,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA 36.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) NA 28.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 149.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 72.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 112.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 72.6
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 -
Length, Overall (in) - 192.5
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.8
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.8 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 16.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.1 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 0.39 12.1 x 0.7
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x 0.43 11.7 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 39.2
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.54
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code T52 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code T52 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/75R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 6000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2329 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2107 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2860 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4446
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code - TBD - VQ40
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 266 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.53
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 2.76
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.35
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 -
Axle Type - Front Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2470 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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