Compare 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Nissan Pathfinder
2014 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,942 $29,210
4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $28,415 $30,810
2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,787 $32,300
4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $31,260 $33,900
2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $32,503 $35,250
2WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 28 $32,548 $35,300
4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,976 $36,850
4WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 27 $34,022 $36,900
2WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 28 $35,264 $38,250
4WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 27 $36,738 $39,850
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,830 $39,950
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $38,303 $41,550
2WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 28 $39,592 $42,950
4WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 27 $41,065 $44,550
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,942
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,210
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
42 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 61
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
157.8 151.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 41.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.7 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 197.1
Height, Overall (in)
69.6 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 67
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 112.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 21
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.8 43.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.8 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
78.9 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65SR18 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65SR18 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4168 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 998-1
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.58 3.39
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.88
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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