Compare 2005 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2005 Subaru Forester

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
2005 Subaru Forester
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LE 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder LE 2WD 16 23 $30,334 $32,800
Pathfinder LE 4WD 15 21 $32,369 $35,000
Pathfinder SE 2WD 16 23 $24,138 $26,100
Pathfinder SE 4WD 15 21 $25,988 $28,100
Pathfinder SE Off Road 2WD 16 23 $26,543 $28,700
Pathfinder SE Off Road 4WD 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
Pathfinder XE 2WD 16 23 $23,289 $24,900
Pathfinder XE 4WD 15 21 $25,159 $26,900
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4-Door 2.5 X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Moonroof 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS L.L. Bean Edition Automatic 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual w/Moonroof 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,334
$20,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,800
$22,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$371 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
149.1 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
72.9 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 38.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.2 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.2 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
17.4 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.4 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.7 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4573 3135
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 75
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
291 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent HD Raised

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