Compare 2008 Dodge Durango vs 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

2008 Dodge Durango
2009 Nissan Pathfinder
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2WD 4-Door Adventurer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
Durango 2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
Durango 4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
Durango 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Durango 4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
Durango 4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,630 $36,310
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,499 $27,210
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,266 $30,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,664 $38,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,369 $29,210
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,116 $32,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,798 $35,410
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,238 $40,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,775
$33,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,590
$36,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$605 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price. The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is a top-notch choice for towing or serious off-roading, but otherwise there are more comfortable vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 149.1
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
34.4 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.1 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
39.2 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.7 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
74.3 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
119.2 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
39.6 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 192.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.4 49.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
102.4 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.1 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.1 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)
13.8 x .87 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.86 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
590 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5900 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4941 4678
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 14.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Engine
Displacement
4.7L/287 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 4600 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3600 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EVE VQ40
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 2.35
Trans Order Code
DGQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.53
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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