Compare 2002 Acura MDX vs 2002 Nissan Pathfinder

2002 Acura MDX
2002 Nissan Pathfinder
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX 4-Door SUV 17 23 $31,261 $34,700
MDX 4-Door SUV Touring Pkg 17 23 $33,601 $37,300
MDX 4-Door SUV Touring Pkg w/Navigation 17 23 $35,402 $39,300
MDX 4-Door SUV w/Navigation 17 23 $33,061 $36,700
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LE 2WD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder LE 2WD Automatic 16 19 $26,364 $28,999
Pathfinder LE 2WD Automatic Patrol Edition 16 19 $26,364 $28,999
Pathfinder LE 4WD Automatic 15 18 $28,637 $31,499
Pathfinder LE 4WD Automatic Patrol Edtion 15 18 $28,637 $31,499
Pathfinder SE 2WD Automatic 16 19 $24,229 $26,649
Pathfinder SE 4WD Automatic 15 18 $26,047 $28,649
Pathfinder SE 4WD Manual 16 18 $25,138 $27,649
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,261
$26,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,700
$28,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.5 93.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 31.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 51.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 56.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 37.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 182.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 32.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 38.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 56.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 35.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.5 85.0
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)
11.8 x 1.1 NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4328 3985
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 NA
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.5L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5300 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
245 @ 3000-5000 265 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.520 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.846 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.552 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.428 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.727 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.563 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.021 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Rigid 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm w/Coil Springs

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