2018 Ford Explorer Vs. 2018 Nissan Pathfinder


If you're shopping around for an SUV model that your whole family can love, then you are most likely choosing between the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S, which are two of the most popular models on the market today. These SUV models share a wide array of similar features, which really put them in an elite class of vehicles. Picking between the base model of the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S can be quite a difficult decision as they are both great vehicles. Let the staff here at Tom Masano Ford, your local Ford dealership, help you figure out which one of these models fits your unique lifestyle best. Our goal is to be there for our clients during the entire car buying process, especially the research that should be done before you buy your vehicle.


When you look under the hood of these vehicles, you'll see that the Explorer has a slight power advantage over the Pathfinder, bringing you 290 horsepower at 6,500 RPM. The Pathfinder tops out when it hits 284 horsepower at 6,400 RPM. The transmission of the Explorer features SelectShift, so you can do clutchless shifting instead of using your automatic transmission. The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S doesn't have this option. When it comes to overall room you have to get comfortable, the Explorer has a leg up on the Pathfinder. A power driver's seat comes standard, which is unavailable in this version of the Pathfinder.



The Explorer has 42.9 inches of front leg room and 33.3 inches of rear leg room. This Pathfinder only has 42.3 inches of front leg room and 30.7 inches of rear leg room. You'll also have more front shoulder room in the Explorer, measuring in at 61.5 inches, as opposed to the 60.7 inches of front shoulder room in this Pathfinder. If you take a look in the cargo area of the base Explorer, you'll find 81.7 cubic feet of room as opposed to the 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the Pathfinder S.


If you're looking for an SUV model that can bring you total peace of mind, then know that the base model of the Explorer comes with a front knee airbag that you won't find in this Pathfinder. This is part of why the Explorer earned a 5-star overall frontal crash rating, instead of the 4-star overall frontal crash rating that was earned by the Pathfinder S. Ford has you covered longer than Nissan as well with a roadside assistance program that lasts 5 years or 60,000 miles. This same program for Nissan only lasts 3 years or 36,000 miles. If you need an SUV in Reading that can get you where you need to go, then come into Tom Masano Ford, your local Ford dealership, for a test drive today.


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