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Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Nissan Pathfinder
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$31,980
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6.9
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Toyota FJ Cruiser
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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$27,680
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
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$31,545
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
4.0-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
5-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 20 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
4.0-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
284 hp @ 6400 rpm
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
259 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
271 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
5-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,293 lbs
N/A
4,253 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
6,000 lbs
4,700 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
18 MPG
22 MPG
City
20 MPG
16 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
20 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
10.2 (Est) Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
19 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
304 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
380 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.5 in
N/A
198.3 in
Height
69.5 in
71.3 in
70 in
Max Width
77.3 in
75 in
78.3 in
Front Width
65.7 in
63.2 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
65.7 in
63.2 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
114.2 in
105.9 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
7 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
41.9 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
42.2 in
41.3 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60.9 in
58.4 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.8 in
55.4 in
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
31.3 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.4 in
40.3 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
60.4 in
53.9 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
51 in
58 in
Third Row Leg Room
30.7 in
N/A
33.7 in
Third Row Headroom
37.8 in
N/A
38.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
57.1 in
N/A
54.9 in
Third Row Hip Room
42 in
N/A
45.1 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
79.5 ft³
66.8 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.4 ft³
27.9 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16.2 ft³
27.9 ft³
20.6 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
40.7 ft
38.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
N/A
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
N/A
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/65TR18
P265/70SR17
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P235/65TR18
P265/70SR17
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Full-Size
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Army Green
  • Black
  • Cement
  • Iceberg
  • Magma
  • Quicksand
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Dark Charcoal, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Optional
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Optional
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles