Compare 2010 Ford Explorer vs 2010 Nissan Pathfinder

2010 Ford Explorer
2010 Nissan Pathfinder
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RWD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
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2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+ 15 22 $25,807 $27,540
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,678 $29,540
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,618 $30,890
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,468 $32,890
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $34,315 $37,050
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $36,349 $39,250
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $39,171 $42,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,404
$25,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,280
$27,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$459 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
For a truck-based SUV, the Ford is versatile and capable, with a great interior and a number of safety and entertainment features. For a smoother ride, consider a car-based SUV instead. If you’re after serious off-roading ability, the Pathfinder is more than capable—otherwise, there are comfier options available.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 149.1
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 72.0
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 72.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 192.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 17.4
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)
38.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.4 73.9
Brakes
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 -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.5
Tires
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
T53 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
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2338 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2117 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4446
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E VQ40
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 266 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.35
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.76
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 0.98
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
IRS -
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Upper SLA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
11.4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.4

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