Compare 2014 Ford Flex vs 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Ford Flex
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder
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2014 Toyota Highlander
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Select style
4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 17 23 $36,881 $39,550
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $39,515 $42,375
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 18 25 $35,062 $37,600
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 18 25 $27,346 $29,015
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 17 23 $31,566 $33,850
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 18 25 $29,747 $31,900
Select style
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
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AWD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,199 $31,980
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,225 $34,200
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $39,798 $43,590
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,238 $37,500
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $26,673 $29,215
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $27,864 $30,520
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $29,892 $32,740
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,465 $42,130
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $32,905 $36,040
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,185 $47,300
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $45,459 $49,790

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,881
$36,830
$37,524

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,550
$39,950
$41,100

Monthly Payment Estimate

$659 / month
$666 / month
$685 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
8.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style. With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights. The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 20 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 26 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

55 56.1 57.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

155.8 157.8 142.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.4 60.7 59.3

Third Leg Room (in)

33.3 30.7 27.7

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 39.4 39.6

Third Hip Room (in)

41.1 42 45.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 60.4 59.6

Passenger Capacity

7 7 7

Front Leg Room (in)

40.8 42.3 44.2

Third Head Room (in)

38.7 37.8 35.9

Front Hip Room (in)

55.5 56.8 57.2

Third Shoulder Room (in)

50.8 57.1 55

Second Leg Room (in)

44.3 41.7 38.4

Front Head Room (in)

41.8 42.2 39.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.4 65.7 64.2

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 114.2 109.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75.9 77.2 75.8

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 65.7 64.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 7 8

Length, Overall (in)

201.8 197.2 191.1

Height, Overall (in)

68 69.6 68.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

83.2 79.8 83.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

20 16 13.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.2 47.8 42.3

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

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.1 12.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 12.6 12.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19 19.5 19.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.7 38.7 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR19 P235/55SR20 P245/55SR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR19 P235/55SR20 P245/55SR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000 5000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 5000 5000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 500 500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4643 4345 4509

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 20 X 7.5 19 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 20 X 7.5 19 X 7.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 150 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

254 @ 4000 240 @ 4400 248 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

998 NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

287 @ 6500 260 @ 6400 270 @ 6200

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 22 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 26 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 20 18

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.65 5.58 4.15

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 - 1.42

Trans Type

6 1 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 - 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 1.77 4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 - 1.90

Trans Order Code

44J NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 - 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 - 0.61

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 2.37 - 0.44 3.30

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Flex Nissan Pathfinder Toyota Highlander

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.7 (Est) 8.1 9.7 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - 3.0 (Est)

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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