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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Awards
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
2018 Ford Explorer
          Enjoy every moment in the 2018 Ford Explorer.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA.1

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Explorer2, boasting 81 more horses and 17 more horses per ton than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder3.
The 2018 Ford Explorer's2 increased torque - 3502 lb.-ft. vs. 2593 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Nissan Pathfinder3652HORSEPOWER28431492HORSEPOWER PER TON13233502TORQUE2593

Safety

If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2018 Ford Explorer4, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
According to the NHTSA, the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder3.6
NHTSA testing proves the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 stability and handling features make it less likely to roll over than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder3.7
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Nissan Pathfinderstandard4LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM-55OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING4355ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING43

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder.
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Usability

No more scuffing the bottom of your car in steep driveways - the 2018 Ford Explorer8 has more than enough ground clearance - 1 inch more than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder3 - to make it in and out without the dreaded scrape.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder3, the 2018 Ford Explorer5 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Nissan Pathfinder88GROUND CLEARANCE73405REAR HEAD ROOM393405REAR LEG ROOM393

Pricing

In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2018 Nissan Pathfinder3.
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

2 - 2018 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

3 - 2018 Nissan Pathfinder FWD S

4 - 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum 4WD

5 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base FWD

6 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

7 - Learn more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

8 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base 4WD