Compare 2013 Mazda CX-5 vs 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Mazda CX-5
2013 Nissan Pathfinder
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,396 $20,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $21,754 $22,395
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,127 $28,650
4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $27,583 $30,250
2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,095 $31,910
4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $30,551 $33,510
2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $31,770 $34,850
4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,226 $36,450
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,048 $39,550
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $37,505 $41,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,396
$26,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$28,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$478 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is in a new place that's just right for families who want a big, comfortable, sensible wagon, but it's given up some of its path-finding heritage to get there.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.000 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.800 157.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.200 56.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.300 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.100 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.700 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.500 60.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 39.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.400 NA
Height, Overall (in)
67.300 69.6
Liftover Height (in)
29.200 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.500 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 114.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.600 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.300 197.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.300 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.700 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.100 42.4-47.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.100 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.600 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.400 79.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.900 x 0.400 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x 1.100 - TBD -
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)
14.8 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.700 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.400 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.500 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/65R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 4185
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 260 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.724 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.947 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.705 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.029 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.680 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.700 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.300 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.837 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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