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Compare 2010 Ford Explorer vs 2010 Nissan Pathfinder

2010 Ford Explorer
2010 Nissan Pathfinder
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4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
Explorer AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Explorer AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
Explorer RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
Explorer RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
Explorer RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $28,684 $30,735
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $30,804 $33,065
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $26,386 $28,210
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $34,315 $37,050
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+ 15 22 $25,807 $27,540
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,618 $30,890
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $36,349 $39,250
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,678 $29,540
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,468 $32,890
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $39,171 $42,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,156
$34,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$37,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're torn between an SUV and a pickup and cutting-edge styling isn't important, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac might be the answer. 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
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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)
34.9 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
45.3 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 34.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 149.1
Exterior Dimensions
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)
8.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 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)
8.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 192.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.6 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)
39.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.9 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.4 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.7 79.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x 0.43 11.7 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 12.1 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.5
Tires
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
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
- TBD - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
709 -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2152 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6280 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2960 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2476 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4678
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 14.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E VQ40
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
BW-4412 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 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
1.00 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.35
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.13
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.98
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
IRS -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Upper SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.4 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
11.4 3

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