Compare 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Ford Explorer
2013 Nissan Pathfinder
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,048 $39,550
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,127 $28,650
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $31,770 $34,850
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,095 $31,910
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $37,505 $41,150
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $27,583 $30,250
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,226 $36,450
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $30,551 $33,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,312
$36,048
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,100
$39,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$659 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is in a new place that's just right for families who want a big, comfortable, sensible wagon, but it's given up some of its path-finding heritage to get there.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.700 42.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.000 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.600 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.700 157.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.800 36.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.300 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.800 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.400 41.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.700 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.300 60.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.200 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.000 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.600 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.100 197.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.400 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.000 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.600 114.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.900 77.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.700 79.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.000 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.800 42.4-47.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.900 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.750 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/55R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4366
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 260 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 NA
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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