Compare 2009 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2008 Dodge Durango

2009 Nissan Pathfinder
2008 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,630 $36,310
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,499 $27,210
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,266 $30,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,664 $38,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,369 $29,210
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,116 $32,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,798 $35,410
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,238 $40,210
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2WD 4-Door Adventurer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
Durango 2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
Durango 4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
Durango 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Durango 4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
Durango 4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,630
$29,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,310
$32,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is a top-notch choice for towing or serious off-roading, but otherwise there are more comfortable vehicles. If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 39.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 59.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 34.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 48.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
149.1 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.3 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 74.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 39.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.2 68.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
44.4 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.9 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.2 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
17.4 NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 13.2 x 1.1
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 x 0.7 13.8 x .87
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 27
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 18.86
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/65R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 590
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5900
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4678 4941
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.3 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 5600 230 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000 290 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
VQ40 EVE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.67
Trans Order Code
NA DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Dodge Durango
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.98 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Torsion Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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