Compare 2012 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2012 Toyota 4Runner

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
2012 Toyota 4Runner
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2WD 4-Door V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $27,444 $29,290
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $29,315 $31,290
2WD 4-Door V6 SV 15 22 $30,236 $32,640
4WD 4-Door V6 SV 14 20 $32,086 $34,640
2WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 15 22 $33,927 $36,630
4WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 14 20 $35,777 $38,630
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $37,264 $40,240
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $39,299 $42,440
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $40,714 $43,970
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $28,603 $31,090
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,205 $32,830
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,815 $36,755
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,508 $38,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,380 $40,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,444
$28,603
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,290
$31,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$518 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better. The brawny 2012 Toyota 4Runner targets off-road purists who sometimes need to haul the family—and it's better on the highway than you might think.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.6 97.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 32.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 9.0
Length, Overall (in)
192.3 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.0 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.9 47.2
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 89.7
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 - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 13.3 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/75R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P245/75R16 Full Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/75R16 P265/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4427 4400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 Full Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front 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 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 1GR
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.4
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 1.0
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Toyota 4Runner
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone 4-Link Rigid
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.79
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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