2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 ford explorer vs 2018 nissan pathfinder

At Metro Ford, we hear all the time about how challenging the car-buying process can be. With so many options and choices in each class, trying to sort out which is best for you through research can seem overwhelming! Don’t worry, though, we’re here to help! We truly believe that our Ford vehicles offer drivers the best value in every class, and we’re not afraid to put that to the test!

For these model comparison pages, we put Ford vehicles against the toughest competition in their class to show drivers exactly what each has to offer. For this comparison, we’re going to compare two popular SUVs, the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. Which offers drivers the best value? That’s what we’re going to find out! We’ll compare the efficiency, performance and interior space of both SUV models to see which has the edge. Note that we’re comparing the base trims of both models, to be as fair as possible. Let’s see who comes out on top!



2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Nissan Pathfinder

23 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 23 MPG
290 HP Horsepower 284 HP
152 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 138 Cubic Feet
21.0 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Volume 16.2 Cubic Feet

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When looking at the specifications and dimensions of the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, it’s not hard to see why both are so popular among drivers! Both SUVs offer impressive performance, spacious interiors and solid efficiency to make themselves attractive options for drivers. However, when looking at the two side-by-side, it’s clear that the 2018 Ford Explorer has the advantage over its Nissan rival.

When it comes to efficiency, the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder are at a dead heat. However, that’s the only category that the Nissan Pathfinder is able to match the Ford Explorer. In terms of performance, the Ford Explorer holds the edge, as well when it comes to interior space for passengers and cargo. With the extra space and performance, it’s even more impressive that the Ford Explorer can even offer the same efficiency as the Nissan Pathfinder!

But, the 2018 Ford Explorer is more than just a spacious and high-performing SUV. It also offers the latest in advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies. Available features include:

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support

Want to learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Metro Ford for more information or to schedule a test drive today!