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2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Ford Explorer 

Are you shopping around for a three-row SUV, but are not sure which model to buy? The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is an outstanding choice, with its bold design, the ability to head far off the beaten path, towing prowess, a powerful V6 engine, a comfortable and roomy interior, an abundance of premium features, and a wide array of useful technologies. See how the Pathfinder outshines the three-row SUV competition in this 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison.  

On the performance front, the 2020 Pathfinder comes equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Without the typical gears of a traditional automatic transmission, a CVT operates more smoothly, while improving efficiency and acceleration. The 2020 Explorer has a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Pathfinder can also more than hold its own on the towing front, with a standard towing capacity of 6,000 pounds, compared to 3,000 pounds for the Explorer. 

2020 Nissan Pathfinder


2020 Ford Explorer

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Transmission 10-speed Automatic Transmission 
6,000 pounds Standard Towing Capacity 3,000 pounds 
Standard Reclining Function for Third-Row Seats No
Standard Height-Adjustable Seat Belts No


Compare the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and 2020 Ford Explorer 

Another positive attribute of the Pathfinder is its spacious interior, with the ability to comfortably seat up to seven passengers. The difference in available interior space between the Pathfinder and Explorer is especially pronounced for the third-row seats, with an additional 2.7” of legroom for the Pathfinder. Also, unlike the Explorer, the Pathfinder has a reclining function for the third-row seats. 

A comfortable and secure fit improves the effectiveness of seat belts, while reducing the likelihood of injuries. This is aided by the height-adjustable function for the seat belts in the Pathfinder. The Explorer doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts. 

Would you like to learn more about the highly capable 2020 Nissan Pathfinder? Contact us at Nissan Guam! 

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Red 2020 Nissan Pathfinder driving over a bridge
Moonroof in 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
White seats in 2020 Nissan Pathfinder