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2014 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Pathfinder, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Explorer.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Explorer or the Nissan Pathfinder, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Nissan Pathfinder, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the Nissan Pathfinder, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Nissan Pathfinder. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.

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2014 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,015 - $41,675
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2014 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,110 - $41,550
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% As low as 0.70%
City MPG: 16 - 17 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 25 - 26
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,288 - $38,862 $26,850 - $38,303

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