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2016 Ford Flex vs. 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Nissan Pathfinder. 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 Flex.

Convenience
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Flex, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Flex 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. Both the Ford Flex and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Flex is a little narrower than the Nissan Pathfinder, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Flex, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

Handling
The Ford Flex has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Flex 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 Flex and the Nissan Pathfinder. The Ford Flex has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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2016 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,600 - $42,600

2016 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,830 - $43,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $900 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 16 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,564 - $40,683 $27,731 - $40,231

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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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.