Compare 2010 Toyota 4Runner vs 2010 Nissan Pathfinder

2010 Toyota 4Runner
2010 Nissan Pathfinder
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RWD 4-Door L4 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 18 23 $25,025 $27,500
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $26,548 $29,175
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,132 $30,915
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $32,487 $35,700
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $34,365 $37,765
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $36,218 $39,800
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,025
$25,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,500
$27,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$459 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is a brawny “true truck” worth serious consideration if tough off-roading capability for regular trail driving is one of your requirements—and it won’t sacrifice comfort the rest of the time. If you’re after serious off-roading ability, the Pathfinder is more than capable—otherwise, there are comfier options available.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 149.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.0 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 192.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 72.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
89.7 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.2 49.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Full Size P245/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4295 4446
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full Size 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 3800 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
2TR VQ40
Displacement
2.7L/164 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
157 @ 5200 266 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.53
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SR5 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Spring Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.98
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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