Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Ford Explorer
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,722 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,782 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,125 $50,130
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,205 $48,130
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,921 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,550 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,128 $38,675
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,208 $36,675
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,446 $44,610
Pathfinder 4x4 S 20 27 $31,016 $33,370
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 20 27 $36,965 $39,780
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 20 27 $33,605 $36,160
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $39,878 $42,920
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $29,448 $31,680
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,396 $38,090
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $32,036 $34,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,722
$41,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$44,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$744 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover steers into the middle lane among rivals with just-enough for most families.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 42
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 36.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 133.7
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 60.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 198.5
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 69.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 114.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 78.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 19.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 51.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 47
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 31.4
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P235/55HR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P235/55HR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4662
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 284 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 259 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/213
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 -
Trans Order Code
44T NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Type
10 1
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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2020 Ford Explorer
  • 2020 Explorer redesigned and widely available
  • Up to $4,750 in factory cash
  • Lease from $279 for 36 months
  • Get 0% APR for 60 months + up to $3,500
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2020 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is here; 2019s still available
  • Rebates: Up to $4,000 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + $3,000 bonus
  • Lease: From $269 per month for 36 months
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