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How The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Compares To The 2020 Ford Explorer

How The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Compares To The 2020 Ford Explorer

Are you ready to get into a new SUV that will allow for weekend escapes and increase your convenience around the roads of Metairie, Louisiana? Then we hope you'll take the short drive to Premier Nissan of Metairie and discover our impressive inventory of 2020 Nissan Pathfinder models. We are proud to stock our new and used SUV dealership with a full selection of trim models and color choices for you to enjoy.

If you are early in your new SUV search, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed with so many quality choices. With so many options, how do you decide which new SUV is best for you and your family? Thankfully, our dealership is here to help drivers from nearby New Orleans, Louisiana, to find the right car for their needs. As a visual aid, we've assembled the model comparison chart below that shows how the new 2020 Pathfinder stacks up against its chief rival from Ford: the 2020 Explorer.

After you read our review and model comparison, we're confident you'll want to stop by to test drive the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder.

In this 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Explorer comparison, we'll look at cargo volume, passenger space, performance capability, available features, starting MSRP, and more. By the end of this review, we're confident you'll want to get into a new Nissan Pathfinder.

Why Choose The Nissan Pathfinder Over The Ford Explorer?

To begin with one of the most notable differences, the new Nissan Pathfinder has a starting MSRP* that is $5,000 less than the Ford. While both vehicles provide seating for up to seven, the Nissan has a bigger engine and more passenger volume than the Ford. If you need to get your whole team to practice, think about which new SUV will be the most comfortable for your passengers. Not only is the Pathfinder more comfortable thanks to its larger passenger volume, but it also has more cargo capacity than the Explorer. If it's an adventure-ready SUV that you're looking for, look no further than the 2020 Pathfinder.

Two more areas where the Pathfinder surpasses the Explorer is in fuel capacity and towing ability. Not only does the Pathfinder allow for longer time between fill-ups thanks to its larger fuel tank, but it can also tow more than the Explorer. When you want full-sized performance and capability, it's the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder over the competition.

Take a look at how the Nissan Pathfinder compares to the Ford Explorer then speak with our finance team about any current lease offers on new Nissan models.


2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP*




3.5-Liter V6 Engine
284-Horsepower @ 6,400 RPM

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4
300-Horsepower @ 5500 RPM

Maximum Seating Capacity



Interior Passenger Volume

154.0 Cubic Feet

152.7 Cubic Feet

Cargo Capacity

79.5 Cubic Feet

87.8 Cubic Feet

Front Suspension

Independent Strut

MacPherson Strut

Max Towing



Fuel Tank

19.5 Gallons

17.9 Gallons


  • Available Features On The Pathfinder
  • 8-Inch Touch-Screen Display
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Calling
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility™
  • Tri-Zone Entertainment System
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • Turn-By-Turn Navigation
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • 6 USB Music and Charging Ports
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Available Features On The Explorer
  • Rear Auxiliary Climate Control
  • Third-Row 50/50 Split-Fold Manual Bench Seat
  • Air Filtration System
  • Remote Start
  • Power door Locks
  • Dual Second-Row USB ports
  • MyKey®
  • Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Pass-Through Second-Row Console
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Configurable Daytime Running Lights

Finance Your Pathfinder In Metairie, Louisiana

Now that you are more familiar with the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and all the ways that this new SUV provides for your automotive needs, you'll want to secure a competitive finance offer. When that time comes, our finance team can help you choose a lease payment strategy that meets your budget. If you don't know if you should lease or finance, our associates are here to answer any questions you have and go over how much to put down on a new car. Many of our customers like to save on their new car purchase by trading in their current vehicle. To apply the value of your used car for sale towards a new Nissan Pathfinder, you can appraise your used car value online.

We hope to see you soon at our new and used SUV dealership serving New Orleans, Louisiana. We are eager to learn how we can help you choose a new SUV that will excite your drive. If this is your first time visiting our nearby car dealership, you can click here for turn-by-turn directions.

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*Price is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. MSRP excludes tax, titles, license, options, and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price.