2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder
2019 Ford Explorer 2019 Nissan Pathfinder
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Ground Clearance
  7.8 in. 7.0 in.
Cargo Space
  21 - 81.7 cu. ft. 16.2 - 79.5 cu. ft.

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

Serving Fort Mill, SC

If you have been searching for a new SUV for your family, you have probably already noticed that there are a lot of different options to choose from. However, not all vehicles are alike. Indeed, there are two that stand head and shoulders above the competition - the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. Of course, it is once you have narrowed down your choice to these two vehicles that things start to get tough. Fortunately, we have put together some comparison information that should help you decide which one is right for you and your family.

Passenger Comfort

Whether you plan on using your new SUV to bring the kids to school or to carpool to work with your colleagues, you will no doubt be keen to ensure that your passengers are as comfortable as possible. To achieve that goal, they will need to have plenty of space to sit back and relax in. With 0.6 inches more front legroom, 0.5 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, 0.6 inches more rear shoulder room, and 2.6 inches more legroom in the third row, the Explorer massively outshines the Pathfinder in this category.


No matter where you plan on driving your new vehicle, it goes without saying that you want to remain safe and protected at all times. Fortunately, both the Explorer and the Pathfinder have received five-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, when choosing between the two vehicles, you should be aware that Ford does have some essential safety features that you won't find on the Nissan. For instance, if protective tools such as inflatable seatbelts and lane departure warning systems are vital to you, the Explorer is the vehicle to choose.


When you buy a new vehicle, you expect it to run smoothly for many years to come. After all, you will likely be relying on it to take you to work every morning - so you don't want to deal with any nasty issues. With this in mind, you will no doubt be interested to know that the Explorer was ranked third in Initial Quality among midsize SUVs by J.D. Power and Associates. The Pathfinder did not make the top three. When it comes to overall manufacturer Initial Quality, J.D. Power puts Ford in 5th place. Nissan ranks 10th, with 4 more problems per 100 vehicles.

If learning about the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has gotten you interested in checking out an Explorer for yourself, all you need to do is stop by the Fort Mill Ford showroom during regular business hours. When you arrive, one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to give you a tour of the vehicle and set you up with a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.