The 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Nissan Pathfinder are impressive in their own respects; but who can pass up a fully redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer when there are no major changes and dated features in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. Let’s take a look at both.
The completely redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer’s sleek new design is attractive and up to date. It makes you want to look inside and it does not disappoint. Less bulky than previous models, the inside still has room to make you comfortable. With three rows of seating, including two optional captain chairs, there is plenty of leg room and cargo space. It’s new rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling, towing and overall balance. All models are powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission is standard.
In comparison, you might as well be driving a previous years’ model of the Nissan Pathfinder as there are no new significant changes. The interior has changed little since the last redesign in 2013, giving it an outdated appearance and styling. The leg room skimps in the back row, which makes it more suited to seat kids and teens. Pathfinder’s firm ride quality with bumps and dips tends to shake the SUV, making for an uncomfortable ride.
The new 2020 Ford Explorer has an impressive list of safety and tech features. Among these are a highly rated infotainment system that quickly connects to your smartphone with the added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For added assistance, the Explorer comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology and driver-assist features to add ease and safety to your driving. Your mind will be put to rest with Blind Spot Information System, Rear View Camera, Lane-Keeping System, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps.
Compared to the 2020 Ford Explorer the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t come close with the new tech features of the Explorer. While Nissan offers some standard safety features, like forward collision warning with brake assist, it doesn’t measure up to the Explorer’s solid list of standard safety features. The Pathfinders infotainment may be easy to use, but it lacks the latest connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which have become standard in most vehicles.
The basic list price for a 2020 Ford Explorer starts at $36,675 with a fully loaded Platinum starting at $58,250. These prices support Ford’s fully redesigned Explorer models and a long list of standard tech and safety features. Explorer’s most efficient base engine gets 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The base model of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder has an MSRP or $31,680 and an MSRP of $42,920 for the Platinum fully loaded model. Yes, Nissan prices start out somewhat lower, but their package deal and outdated design warrant a lower price tag. The Pathfinder estimates 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, just short of the Explorer.
Who can pass up Ford’s quality in their new redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer? Their comparison with the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is unsurpassed. You make the choice.