2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Nissan Pathfinder HybridIf you’re in the market for a midsize or large crossover SUV, then there are a couple of top models to consider. Returning this year with an extensive array of high-tech features, a spacious cabin, and a commanding powertrain with competitive fuel economy, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is now available at Knight Nissan in Swift Current, the premier local Nissan dealer near Regina.

Another worthy model on the market at this time is the 2014 Ford Explorer, a large crossover SUV that has also made an effort to satisfy modern drivers. As you’ll see below, however, it does not match up to the innovative Pathfinder.

Fuel Economy

There was a time when large SUVs weren’t even considered for their fuel economy, but today it has become an essential factor, as more drivers understand its effect on their wallet and the environment. Both the Pathfinder and the Explorer produce over 250 hp, but let’s see how they stack up in terms of standard powertrain fuel economy:

  • 2014 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6 Engine: While the numbers aren’t out yet for the 2014 model’s fuel economy, we already know that the Explorer will be fitted with the 3.5L V6 engine, which last year measured in at as 8.2 L/100 km highway and 12.2 L/100 km city.
  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 Engine: The new Pathfinder’s powertrain easily beats out the Explorer’s fuel economy with an estimated 7.9 L/100 km highway and 10.8 L/100 km city.

Interior Passenger Space

Most buyers of large crossover SUVs are looking for a vehicle that offers plenty of space for the whole family. Both the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2014 Ford Explorer come with:

  • Seating for up to seven adults
  • Adaptable cargo areas
  • Folding second and third row seats

However, the new Pathfinder’s 4,468 liters of cargo space edges out the Explorer’s 4,295 liters of cargo space. That very well may be the difference between taking everything you want on a road trip, and having to leave some of your stuff at home.

Find Out More About the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

If you’re interested in checking out the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder for yourself, or if you’d like to talk to an auto expert about the generous list of features offered on a variety of trims, then stop by Knight Nissan, located at 1420 South Service Road in Swift Current.