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Selected Style RWD 4-Door XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+ 15 22 $25,807 $27,540
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,618 $30,890
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $34,315 $37,050
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,678 $29,540
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,468 $32,890
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
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 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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 149.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) - 192.3
Liftover Height (in) - 29.9
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17
Tires
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
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 -
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
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 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2338 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4446
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 550
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 266 @ 5600
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 17
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.13
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Code NA -
Suspension
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 -
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 11.4 4
 
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