2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Ford Explorer

White Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer models in comparison photo

Nissan and Ford have long been chief competitors in the automotive industry, as the majority of their respective model lineups include vehicles that are at or near the top of their classes. What this means for you as a consumer is that each of these model brands is well-equipped to give you the kind of strength, tech innovation and overall enjoyment that vehicles need in the 21st century. For 2020, both Nissan’s Pathfinder and Ford’s Explorer are bound to be leaders in the mid-size SUV market, so much so that it can be hard to decide between the two. That’s where our team comes in.

Glendale Nissan has taken the liberty of putting some research together on both the 2020 Pathfinder and Explorer to assess their viability for you on the road. So, join us below to learn which one best suits your needs!

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2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Ford Explorer
$31,680  Starting MSRP  $32,765 
3.5-liter V6 / up to 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque output  Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  2.3-liter Inline 4 / 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque output 
Seven Passengers / up to 79.5 cubic feet of cargo space with seat area  Interior Seating Capacity / Maximum Cargo Volume  Eight Passengers / 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space with seat area 
Up to 6,000 pounds / 1,693 pounds  Towing and Payload Capacities  Up to 5,600 pounds / 1,433 pounds 

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Though the 2020 Explorer is more roomy and powerful than its Pathfinder competition, there’s no denying that Nissan’s entry into the SUV market does a much better job at streamlining its strength. It offers better towing and payload capacity than its Ford counterpart, and inside, the Pathfinder brings those same values to the forefront of your drive. With leather-stitched seating for all seven passengers, a Rear Seat Entertainment System, and Motion Activated Liftgate, the 2020 Pathfinder does a much better job than the Explorer at keeping everyone occupied with convenience and fun. That means that all you have to do is sit back, relax, and press the gas, keeping in mind that the Pathfinder is capable of giving you a safer drive than just about any competitor. This is due to the following driver assistance features that it offers:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Many more!

Don’t hesitate to give Glendale Nissan a call if there’s anything else you’d like to learn about the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder – we're more than happy to tell you everything we know, as we’re sure that it’s about to be a hot ticket item once released in America!


Overhead view of red 2020 Nissan Pathfinder driving over bridge
Front two seats and steering wheel of 2020 Nissan Pathfinder