Compare 2007 Ford Explorer vs 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

2007 Ford Explorer
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
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2WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $26,790 $28,370
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 21 $29,923 $31,775
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 21 $24,030 $25,370
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,982 $29,665
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $31,114 $33,070
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $25,222 $26,665
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $28,902 $30,665
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 20 $32,034 $34,070
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 20 $26,142 $27,665
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,093 $31,960
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 20 $33,226 $35,365
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 20 $27,333 $28,960
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,790
$33,418
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,370
$36,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$601 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right. If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 34.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 149.1
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 72.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.9 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.6
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 192.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.54
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
709 -
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TC2 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
TC2 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
709 -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
709 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
TC2 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2332 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2108 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4678
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 14.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E VQ40
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 266 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.35
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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