Nissan Pathfinder vs Ford Explorer Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
MSRP
$44,610
Invoice
$41,446
Average Price Paid
$41,230
324 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,721
Average Price Paid
$33,078
314 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
Fair Price
$42,900
Good Price
$40,374
Great Price
$38,930
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,582
Good Price
$32,386
Great Price
$31,703

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,196
25 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,562
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Pathfinder is Nissan’s answer to the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas. As before, it comes in S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims, but SV and SL buyers can now select...

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

For nearly 30 years, the Ford Explorer has settled into the American lexicon like Cheerios. We've gobbled up millions of them, from the rock-crawling Eddie Bauers of the 1990s to the b...

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  • Look and Feel 5
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
No User Reviews
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
40
src652 writes:
Forget the rest, Explorer is the best
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"Roomy"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"More stuff"
Value Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"FAST Better handling If cops use it, its good for me."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"Looks better. More aggressive."
150
Echo1243 writes:
Good vehicle... very roomy... almost too roomy... still kinda loose on the handling

Specs

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
4X4
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
284 hp @ 6,400 RPM
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Torque
259 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11:1
12:1
10:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.19 in
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 43 in
Back Legroom 41.7 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.2 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,327 lbs 1,560 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.5 in 198.8 in
Width 77.3 in 89.3 in
Height 70.6 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Midnight Pine Metallic
  • Mocha Almond Pearl
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat

Option Packages

  • [B09] Running Boards
  • [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package

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