Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Nissan Pathfinder
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,830 $39,950
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 28 $39,592 $42,950
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,942 $29,210
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $32,503 $35,250
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 28 $35,264 $38,250
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,787 $32,300
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 28 $32,548 $35,300
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $38,303 $41,550
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 27 $41,065 $44,550
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $28,415 $30,810
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,976 $36,850
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 27 $36,738 $39,850
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $31,260 $33,900
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 27 $34,022 $36,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,173
$36,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,015
$39,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$534 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 42
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 60.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 157.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 60.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 7
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 197.2
Height, Overall (in)
71 69.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 77.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 79.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 78.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 51.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/55SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/55SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 5.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37 - 0.44
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 8.1
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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