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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

White 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder models parked next to each other in comparison image

A common question we get asked here at Kovatch Ford is "Which is better, the 2018 Ford Explorer or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?" It's a valid inquiry, as both SUVs have routinely been able to prove their worth in not only the sport utility market, but the automotive industry as a whole. It's not often that a manufacturer can make classy, refined styling and responsive, reliable power routine, but that's exactly what the Explorer and Pathfinder have been able to achieve.

Both the 2018 Explorer and 2018 Pathfinder offer seating for up to seven passengers, and competitive interior cargo space – not to mention high-tech infotainment systems -- inside their five doors. But look deeper, and you'll see that there's much that meets the eye with either of these market frontrunners. Come with our sales team today as we take you through what makes each of them tick!

2018 Ford Explorer 


2018 Nissan Pathfinder 

$32,140  Starting MSRP  $31,040 
3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 / 290 horsepower  Base Engine / Horsepower  3.5-liter V6 / 284 horsepower 
22 miles per gallon  Highway Fuel Economy  27 miles per gallon 
80.7 cubic feet  Maximum Interior Cargo Volume  78.9 cubic feet 

Get the 2018 Ford Explorer in Carbon County PA

Not many models are able to achieve the same kind of strength and innovation that has exuded from either the 2018 Ford Explorer in Carbon County PA or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. Both of these models are capable of providing excellent horsepower ratings, though with an upgrade to the Explorer's EcoBoost® V6 engine (which produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque) you'll be treated to even more adrenaline than you might've guessed. But that's not all; the 2018 Explorer's standard Intelligent 4WD drivetrain system can continuously monitor changing road conditions and respond accordingly, which is something that the 2018 Pathfinder can't match. This kind of innovation also allows the Explorer to keep you safe in secure, with driver assistance and driving features that are light-years ahead of the competition. Some of these include:

  • Hill Descent Control w/ Hill Start Assist
  • Terrain Management System
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Many more!

If you have any further questions about the 2018 Ford Explorer, we highly encourage you to give our Kovatch Ford team a call; we're happy to help you out with any questions you might have, as well as get you behind the wheel at your earliest convenience so you can unleash the smart adrenaline for yourself. Come see us today for more information on this long-standing industry legend!