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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $39,770 to $74,795
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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Invoice* $37,539 to $69,390 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 13 - 22 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 29 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 40.2 - 40.3 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Pathfinder.

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. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is slightly shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will do just as well as the Nissan Pathfinder, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Pathfinder. 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.