Compare 2010 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2010 Ford Explorer

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
2010 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+ 15 22 $25,807 $27,540
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,678 $29,540
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,618 $30,890
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,468 $32,890
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $34,315 $37,050
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $36,349 $39,250
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $39,171 $42,300
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RWD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
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
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 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.2 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
17.4 NA
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 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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.7 11.85 x 0.39
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 12.01 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 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
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
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
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4446 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3340
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
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 650
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 -
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
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
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone -
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
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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