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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+ 15 22 $25,807 $27,540
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,618 $30,890
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $34,315 $37,050
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,678 $29,540
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,468 $32,890
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $36,349 $39,250
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $39,171 $42,300
RWD 4-Door XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,807
$27,404
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,540
$29,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$459 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you’re after serious off-roading ability, the Pathfinder is more than capable—otherwise, there are comfier options available. For a truck-based SUV, the Ford is versatile and capable, with a great interior and a number of safety and entertainment features. For a smoother ride, consider a car-based SUV instead.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 36.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 149.1 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.0
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 38.7
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 44.0 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 192.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 72.0 71.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 -
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.2 45.1
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 74.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.2 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 17.4 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
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 12.01 x 0.43
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 11.85 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/75R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P245/75R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/75R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4446 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2117
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2860
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2338
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 8500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 288 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code VQ40 99E
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 266 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Transmission
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 3.22
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.54
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 -
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Pathfinder Ford Explorer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.98 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Upper SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2200
Axle Type - Rear - IRS
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 11.4
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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