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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,127 $28,650
2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,095 $31,910
2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $31,770 $34,850
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,048 $39,550
4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $27,583 $30,250
4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $30,551 $33,510
4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,226 $36,450
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $37,505 $41,150
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 21 28 $22,123 $23,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 21 28 $22,431 $23,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 30 $23,040 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 30 $23,349 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 21 28 $23,553 $24,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 21 28 $23,864 $25,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 30 $24,472 $25,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 30 $24,782 $26,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,281 $29,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,589 $29,395
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,643 $28,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $30,034 $32,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,127
$22,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,650
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$478 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is in a new place that's just right for families who want a big, comfortable, sensible wagon, but it's given up some of its path-finding heritage to get there. The 2013 Subaru Outback is practical above all: it's capable in all kinds of conditions, and has great interior space and standard all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 41.7 37.8
Front Head Room (in) 42.2 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 157.8 105.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.7 56.3
Third Leg Room (in) 30.7 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.3
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 42.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.0
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 42.6
Height, Overall (in) 69.6 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 33.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.7 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 114.2 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 65.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 189.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 42.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.4-47.8 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 45.9 44.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 31.4 29.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 78.9 70.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.8 71.3
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) - TBD - 11.6 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) - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65R18 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P235/65R18 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 405
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4185 3423
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6400 173 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.695
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.454
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.296
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.825
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.636
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.947
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.440
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.972
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Pathfinder Subaru Outback
Body Style Sport Utility Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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