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2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
MSRP
$48,090
Invoice
$44,676
Average Price Paid
$48,090
91 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,925
Invoice
$33,878
Average Price Paid
$34,502
157 listings nationwide

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

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
Fair Price
$48,643
Good Price
$47,436
Great Price
$46,746
2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$34,996
Good Price
$32,865
Great Price
$31,647

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

You said it and Nissan listened. The automaker is bringing back much of the heralded capability of the classic Pathfinder, as well as a rugged-ish body style, for the 2022 model year. ...

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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Specs

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 17.9 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
--
--
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
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard 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 44.3 in 43 in
Back Legroom 35.5 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.6 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,438 lbs 1,468 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 197.7 in 198.8 in
Width 77.9 in 89.3 in
Height 69.7 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Ocean Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Gun Metallic/Super Black
  • Mocha Almond Pearl
  • Obsidian Green Pearl
  • Obsidian Green Pearl/Super Black
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Pearl White Tricoat/Super Black
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat/Super Black
  • Solid Gray/Super Black
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [B95] Running Boards
  • [E08-1] Prem Paint & 2-Tone Roof - Pearl White Tricoat
  • [E08-2] Prem Paint & 2-Tone Roof - Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • [N92] Lighting Package (N92)
  • [N93] Lighting Package (N93)
2021 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package

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