Compare 2009 Jeep Commander vs 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

2009 Jeep Commander
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Commander 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $38,070 $41,505
Commander 4WD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $42,214 $46,110
Commander 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $28,957 $31,380
Commander RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $35,667 $38,885
Commander RWD 4-Door Overland 14 20 $39,051 $42,645
Commander RWD 4-Door Sport 15 20 $27,112 $29,380
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,070
$33,418
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,505
$36,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$601 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
While not a great people mover, the 2009 Jeep Commander is a trail-capable Jeep. If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
53.6 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.3 149.1
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 36.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
42.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
28.9 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 192.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
72.1 72.5
Liftover Height (in)
34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.5 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.5 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
7.5 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 49.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 11.7 x 1.1
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)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TCG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TCG NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
650 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5098 4678
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 14.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
334 @ 3950 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EVE VQ40
Displacement
4.7L/287 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 5650 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 & 1.50 2.35
Trans Order Code
DGQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Commander Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -

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