Compare 2021 Ford Explorer vs 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2021 Ford Explorer
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,635 $34,675
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,695 $32,675
Explorer King Ranch 4WD 18 24 $52,176 $54,350
Explorer King Ranch RWD 18 24 $50,256 $52,350
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $45,125 $47,005
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $43,205 $45,005
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $52,301 $54,480
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $50,717 $52,830
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $35,352 $36,825
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $33,432 $34,825
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,635
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,675
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder nudges back into relevancy in the crowded three-row crossover class.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg -
Highway
27 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Passenger Capacity
7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 -
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.9 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 -
Engine Order Code
99H -
Displacement
2.3 L/140 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 -
Trans Type
10 -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 -
Trans Order Code
44T -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer -
Body Style
Sport Utility -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 -
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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