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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door V6 S
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Trim

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
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,283
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,980
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$474 / 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. The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 36.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 149.1 103.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.0
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 NA
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Third Hip Room (in) 44.0 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 69.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.2 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.2 75.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
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 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.7 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4446 4045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 266 @ 5600 236 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 288 @ 4000 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code VQ40 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.40
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Pathfinder Toyota 4Runner
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone Coil-Spring
 
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