Compare 2011 Toyota 4Runner vs 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

2011 Toyota 4Runner
2011 Nissan Pathfinder
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $27,881 $30,305
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $29,482 $32,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,631 $36,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,328 $38,400
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,200 $40,435
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2WD 4-Door V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $26,771 $28,570
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $28,641 $30,570
2WD 4-Door V6 SV 15 22 $29,570 $31,920
4WD 4-Door V6 SV 14 20 $31,420 $33,920
2WD 4-Door V6 Silver 15 22 $33,260 $35,910
4WD 4-Door V6 Silver 14 20 $35,110 $37,910
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $35,304 $38,120
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $37,338 $40,320
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $40,048 $43,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,881
$26,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,305
$28,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$505 / month
$476 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If off-road capability is a top requirement, the brawny 2011 Toyota 4Runner is a good choice—with surprisingly good road manners to boot. The 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is a workhorse SUV that also offers decent comfort and an impressive feature set.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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)
97.3 100.6
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
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 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 48.9
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
89.7 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 17.4
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 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 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Tires
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
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4400 4427
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4400 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
1GR NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 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)
3.52 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.4 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
4 Door SR5 Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2
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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