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The 2014 Ford Explorer vs. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

In a market of shrinking automobiles, there are still plenty of consumers out there who are looking for a large SUV that can fulfill all their automotive needs, including space, power, safety, and features. The 2014 Ford Explorer at Terry’s Ford in Peotone is a top-of-the-line performer in all of these key categories. Still, there are always other models out there to consider, and the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is a competitor people often consider.


Competitive Comparison

While the 2014 Ford Explorer is a top performer and popular choice among SUV enthusiasts, it’s always worth taking the time to explore other options. Let’s see how these two impressive models look when we put them next to one another.

  • Powertrains – The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has two engine choices. The 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain makes 250 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L V6 engine makes 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Still, when pitted against the Explorer, it’s clear that Ford has more choices available. The Explorer offers 3 powertrain options, including a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, a 3.5L V6 that makes a robust 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, and an impressive 3.5L turbocharged V6 that blows away the competition with 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
  • Cargo Space – If you’re buying a larger SUV, then chances are that space is one of the biggest considerations you’re making before purchasing your next vehicle. The Pathfinder offers a competitive 16 cubic feet behind the third seat and a maximum of 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2014 Ford Explorer, on the other hand, provides 21 cubic feet behind the third seat and a maximum of 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Cabin Features – The interiors of the 2014 Ford Explorer and the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder are competitively equipped. Both models come with a generous array of standard features, like an MP3 playback stereo, front and rear air conditioning, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, and much more. However, the Explorer is available with a range of features that aren’t available on the Pathfinder, including adaptive cruise control, integrated smartphone program access, and an automated parking assist program.

Come See for Yourself

It seems clear who the winner is in this comparison, but if you're not convince yet, then come take a test drive in the 2014 Ford Explorer. Terry’s Ford is located at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone. If you're coming from Bradley, just take IL-50 North to reach our showroom. Come experience the Ford difference.