Compare 2008 Jeep Commander vs 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

2008 Jeep Commander
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 17 $39,727 $43,665
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2WD 4-Door V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
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
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 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,054
$25,283
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,330
$26,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$472 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover. 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
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
57.4 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.8 149.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
42.1 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
28.9 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 192.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
75.6 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.5 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.5 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
7.5 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 49.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
TCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TCH NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TCH NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4393 4446
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG VQ40
Displacement
3.7L/225 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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)
3.07 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Commander Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle Independent

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