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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$31,795 to $42,195
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $31,241 to $40,277 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 17 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 23 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much higher than that for the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has less cargo space than the Nissan Pathfinder, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.