2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2019 Ford Explorer
2019 Nissan Pathfinder 2019 Ford Explorer
  259 lb-ft 255 lb-ft
MPG (City/Hwy)
  20/27 17/24
Fuel Capacity
  19.5 gal. 18.6 gal.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Serving Chattanooga, TN

When you're looking to drive a new SUV, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2019 Ford Explorer are two of the top competitors due to their solid reputation in the industry. Both models are currently in demand among consumers and have many similarities, but there are a few differences to review when deciding which option is the best choice. Here are a few of the top features to compare when making your selection.


The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a robust V6 engine that allows it to zoom on highways and respond quickly to commands. Despite its ability to deliver a bit of speed, it still feels composed on the road. It even packs plenty of power by being capable of towing 6,000 pounds despite the trim level or drive configuration. When it comes to driving the new Ford Explorer, the vehicle offers capable engines and proves to be stable with balanced handling. The SUV comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and delivers 280 horsepower. It corners well due to its heavily weighted steering and taut suspension system, but it can still be difficult to maneuver due to its high beltline and giant front bumper.

Interior Features

With the 2019 Pathfinder, drivers can take advantage of standard features that include push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, power windows, and door locks, and remote keyless entry. The list of available features is impressive for those who want extra bells and whistles like power windows and door locks, six USB ports, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. The interior of the 2019 Ford Explorer comes equipped with features that include the SYNC infotainment interface, the MyKey system, a 4.2-inch color display, a USB port, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker stereo. It doesn't offer as many standard features compared to the new Pathfinder, which means having to spend more on optional tech tools that are available.


A high level of comfort is provided in the Pathfinder with a panoramic sunroof that increases visibility and plenty of cargo room provided in the back. A hands-free liftgate and a rear-seat entertainment system also contribute to the appeal of riding in the vehicle. The excellent suspension system also provides a smooth and relaxing ride. Cloth upholstery comes standard in the new Explorer, along with an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Although the front seats are plush and supportive, the back row is hard and uncomfortable when riding in the vehicle for extended periods compared to the comfortable seats available in the Pathfinder. Plenty of space is provided with legroom, which allows passengers to ride comfortably in the back.

We invite you to contact our dealership today to schedule a test drive of the new Pathfinder and discover how it compares to the latest generation of the Explorer. Our team can provide you with more information and also discuss the many financing options that we offer at our location.

* 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 27 highway (front-wheel drive) and 19 city / 26 highway (4-wheel drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.