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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
MSRP
$44,560
Invoice
$41,400
Average Price Paid
$40,559
866 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,722
Average Price Paid
$33,383
36 listings nationwide

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

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
Fair Price
$42,006
Good Price
$39,504
Great Price
$38,072
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,793
Good Price
$32,365
Great Price
$31,549

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,049
35 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,411

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Nissan has put a lot of energy into its cars and small SUVs in recent years. In comparison, the Pathfinder seems a little neglected. It was last redesigned in 2013 and refreshed in 201...

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

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

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum 4WD
60
writes:
smooth through the gears
10
writes:
Nice family car with all the safety features standard in the SV trim, including forward collision warning and ...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Flex Limited better.
"The Ford Flex seats are heated and cooled with 10 way power and are very comfortable. The Nissan seats sit higher, but are not as comfortable."
Family Car Ranked 2017 Ford Flex Limited better.
"The Ford Flex has more room and more convenience features and rides much smoother than the Nissan."
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
40
writes:
Good vehicle... very roomy... almost too roomy... still kinda loose on the handling

Specs

2019 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 --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 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 --
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 42.3 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 1,323 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.5 in 198.8 in
Width 77.2 in 89.3 in
Height 70.6 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2019 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

  • [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
  • [B09] Running Boards
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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