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Selected Style SE 2WD Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Automatic LE 16 19 $26,364 $28,999
2WD Automatic Patrol Edition LE 16 19 $26,364 $28,999
4WD Manual SE 16 18 $25,138 $27,649
4WD Automatic SE 15 18 $26,047 $28,649
4WD Automatic LE 15 18 $28,637 $31,499
4WD Automatic Patrol Edtion LE 15 18 $28,637 $31,499
2WD Automatic SE 16 19 $24,229 $26,649
4-Door 114" WB XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLS 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,229
$22,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,649
$24,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$410 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.5 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 70.9 71.9
Liftover Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.1
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.7
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 35.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) NA 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.0 88
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 32.7 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.0 46.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 56.4 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P255/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P255/65R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 6740
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 1011
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3871 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5060
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2082
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2560
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 9,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2082
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7.0" 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7.0" 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7.0" 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 130
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3200 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99E
Displacement 3.5L 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.04
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Electronic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.38
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.30
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic w/OD NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Nissan Pathfinder Ford Explorer
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid 5-Link Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 35
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2560
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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