Compare Nissan Pathfinder vs Volkswagen Touareg

Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
26.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
284 hp @ 6400 rpm
280 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque
259 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
266 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
39 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P235/65TR18
P255/55HR18
Rear Tire
P235/65TR18
P255/55HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
19 MPG
City
20 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
23 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
9.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
26.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
448.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
607.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.5 in
N/A
Height
69.5 in
68.2 in
Max Width
77.3 in
76.4 in
Front Width
65.7 in
65.2 in
Rear Width
65.7 in
66 in
Wheelbase
114.2 in
113.9 in
Ground Clearance
7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
41.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
42.2 in
39.6 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60.9 in
59.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.8 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.4 in
38.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
60.4 in
56.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
30.7 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
37.8 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
57.1 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
42 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,293 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
6,000 lbs
7,716 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
79.5 ft³
64 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.4 ft³
32.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16.2 ft³
32.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Black Oak Brown Metallic
  • Canyon Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Red Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Reef Blue Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Sand Gold Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Black Anthracite, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Cornsilk Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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