Compare 2012 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $37,264 $40,240
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $27,444 $29,290
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SV 15 22 $30,236 $32,640
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 15 22 $33,927 $36,630
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $39,299 $42,440
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $29,315 $31,290
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SV 14 20 $32,086 $34,640
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 14 20 $35,777 $38,630
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $40,714 $43,970
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $25,765 $27,705
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $25,385 $27,295
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $24,286 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,264
$25,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,240
$27,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$671 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better. If head-turning style and true trail toughness are priorities, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—although families and city commuters need not apply.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.6 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 72.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
192.3 183.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.9 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.2 66.8
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 - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
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 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4676 4295
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.40
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual mode Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.57
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 3
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
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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