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2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Ford Explorer than the Nissan Pathfinder. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the Nissan Pathfinder.

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). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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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2016 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $52,600

2015 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,510 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 16 - 17 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 26 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,935 - $49,050 $27,218 - $40,045

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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