2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

When it comes to toughness and power, there’s not automaker out there that’s quite like Ford! With a ton of excellent features and systems, each Ford vehicle is guaranteed to please its driver, delivering the best possible world of enjoyment! The 2018 Ford Explorer is no different in that regard, being the best-selling SUV for the last 27 years, it stands above the competition! Just look at how it compares to the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, a strong competitor from a great automaker.

At first glance, these two vehicles might have a lot in common, but they do have several key differences that appeal to different types of drivers. Thankfully, we at Fairley & Stevens Ford are dedicated to getting you the best deal, and so we’ve done a comparison between them with key features to help you pick! Look below to learn more!

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2018 Ford Explorer Vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
$31,420 Starting MSRP $31,040
22 MPG Fuel Economy (Highway) 27 MPG
365 Horsepower Max Horsepower 284 Horsepower
80.7 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 78.9 Cubic Feet

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As seen from the chart above, the 2018 Ford Explorer costs a bit more than the new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, as well as has a little worse fuel economy when it comes to the highway. This may make the Nissan Pathfinder cheaper, at the lower ends, but it certainly loses out in terms of horsepower and space. At its lowest, the 2018 Ford Explorer has a base horsepower of 290, more than that of the Nissan Pathfinders maximum and base, and at its height, it offers a little over 80 more. Additionally, the new 2018 Ford Explorer has a bigger cargo capacity, with 80.7 cubic feet over 78.9 from the Nissan Pathfinder.

In addition to all of that, the new 2018 Ford Explorer has a great towing capacity, ranging from 2,000 lbs to 5,000 lbs in total! This means that you can bring more with you on your journey, as the Ford Explorer has the power to do so!

So, if you’re searching for a vehicle that offers a ton of power and performance, as well as great space, look no further than the 2018 Ford Explorer! Contact us at Fairley & Stevens Ford today to learn more!


2018 Ford Explorer driving on a road.
2019 Ford Explorer dash and wheel
2018 Ford Explorer touch screen.
2018 Ford Explorer cargo area.