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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door V6 S
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
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 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
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
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
2WD 4-Door SXT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,283
$25,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,980
$27,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$456 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available. If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 44.0 48.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Third Head Room (in) 36.7 39.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 149.1 108.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 59.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.3
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 34.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 74.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 39.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.2 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.5 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 48.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.2 68.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 44.4 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.9 NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.7 13.8 x .87
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 13.2 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 27
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 18.86
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size P245/75R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/75R16 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA TY8
Front Tire Size P245/75R16 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 385
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3850
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4446 4625
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 288 @ 4000 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code VQ40 EKG
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 266 @ 5600 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 3.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Pathfinder Dodge Durango
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Torsion Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Solid Axle
 
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