Compare 2010 Ford Explorer vs 2010 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2010 Toyota 4Runner

2010 Ford Explorer
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2010 Nissan Pathfinder
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2010 Toyota 4Runner
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RWD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Select style
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+ 15 22 $25,807 $27,540
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,678 $29,540
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,618 $30,890
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,468 $32,890
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $34,315 $37,050
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $36,349 $39,250
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $39,171 $42,300
Select style
RWD 4-Door L4 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 18 23 $25,025 $27,500
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $26,548 $29,175
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,132 $30,915
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $32,487 $35,700
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $34,365 $37,765
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $36,218 $39,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,404
$25,807
$25,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,280
$27,540
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$459 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
8.2
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. The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is a brawny “true truck” worth serious consideration if tough off-roading capability for regular trail driving is one of your requirements—and it won’t sacrifice comfort the rest of the time.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.6 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 28.1 NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.0 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 44.0 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA 36.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 34.2 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 149.1 97.3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 - -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.2 109.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8 75.8
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 - TBD -
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 72.0 70.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 NA - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 9.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 192.3 189.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.5 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 49.2 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.4 73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 79.2 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 17.4 NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x 0.43 11.7 x 1.1 13.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA - -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 12.1 x 0.7 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1 24.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 - -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.5 2.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17 18.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - -
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/75R16 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 - -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/75R16 Full Size
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 - -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/75R16 P265/70R17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 600 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2117 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2338 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4446 4295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0 Full Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 - -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI EFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 288 @ 4000 178 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
99E VQ40 2TR
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/241 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 266 @ 5600 157 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.84 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.53 1.0
Trans Type
5 5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.84 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.76 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.35 1.53
Trans Order Code
44V NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.13 4.56
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
NA - -
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
IRS - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.30 1.22
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 - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Independent 4-Link Rigid
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.98 0.79
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
11.4 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.4 9.3

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