Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Explorer
2014 Nissan Pathfinder 2014 Ford Explorer
$28,950 Starting MSRP $30,015
20 city, 26 highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 17 city, 24 highway
Xtronic CVT® Transmission 6-speed automatic
4,168 lbs. Curb Weight 4,534 lbs.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Ford Explorer

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Explorer

History is ripe with examples of good fortune that carry some unintended consequences. Consider the Trojan Horse; as a result of receiving what was believed to be an omen of good fortune, the city of Troy suffered a grave defeat that would come to be known the entire world over. Though no Trojan intended for such destruction to befall their near-Aegean peninsula town, the decision to accept the enigmatic equine offering was ultimately no one’s oversight but their own.

Hindsight, however, is always 20/20. If the citizens of Troy had been tipped to the Greek remnant housed inside the hollow horseback then by no means would they have accepted the adversary apparatus. When it comes to the auto industry’s sport utility segment, Continental Nissan looks to apply a similar set of standards—those that would have saved Troy from untimely destruction. This is why the dealership offers competitive comparisons like the one seen above. If only Ford drivers had the hindsight to compare the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Ford Explorer they would see the unintended consequences of Explorer ownership—that being the weight of knowing they overpaid for an SUV.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Curb Weight

On top of the weight of a hasty decision, drivers behind the wheel of the 2014 Explorer are hampered with the inconvenience of additional baggage as well. The 400 extra pounds packed on the frame of the vehicle are guaranteed to effect driving performance—perhaps to the same extent that it affects the Ford’s fuel economy. On the contrary, drivers taking in the Nissan research included as part of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Ford Explorer comparison may be able to breathe a little easier with the knowledge that they got a great deal on a highly capable sport utility.

If you’re the type of driver that spurns the idea of automotive regret, join Continental Nissan in spurning overpriced SUVs with more weight than worth. The preferred SUV in the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Ford Explorer debate is available now at Continental Nissan. Call or click to find your path to Continental Nissan today.

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Explorer