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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder in Garland, TX

2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder in Garland, TX

 

Vehicle shown above is the 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum with optional equipment. 

You may think that all full-size SUVs are one and the same, however, the Ford Explorer offers an exceptional drive that its competitors can’t keep up with. Here at Prestige Ford, we have created a matchup between the Explorer and the Pathfinder to help you see just how impressive the Explorer really is. From its commodious cabin, to its intelligent features, you’ll love every minute you spend in this classic SUV.

Whether you’re heading out to Lavon Lake with the family for the weekend or are running errands at Kroger, you can rest assured that the Explorer offers you and your family plenty of room to pack up all of the items you need to bring along. Behind the third row, you’ll have access to up to 21 cu. ft. of storage volume, ideal for stowing away your daily necessities. On the other hand, the Pathfinder features 16 cu. ft. of cargo room1 with all seats in place, so you may end up having to leave a few essentials behind. When you collapse the split-folding rear seats in the Explorer, you’ll get to take advantage of its vast 81.7 cu. ft. of space. Again, the Pathfinder falls behind, as it provides a more confining 79.8 cu. ft. of room1.

You can count on the Explorer to enhance your daily commutes, thanks to the wide range of comforts it provides. With the available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, you’ll be able to keep a steady position up front during the entire journey. However, the best that the Nissan Pathfinder can do is offer you a driver’s seat with an 8-way power function. Also, a leather-wrapped shift knob comes standard in the Ford Explorer, but this luxury is nowhere to be found in the Pathfinder’s base trim.

The Explorer continues its lead in this matchup in Garland as we reach what lies under the hood. Offering you three excellent powertrain options, the Explorer allows you to pick and choose which one is best for your driving style. On the other hand, the Pathfinder limits you to just one engine. The Explorer’s standard 3.5L V6 powerhouse works out a remarkable 290 horsepower, whereas the Nissan Pathfinder’s 3.5L V6 base engine doesn’t quite make the cut with its 284 horsepower. If you want to take your performance beyond the standard, the Explorer offers a mighty 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 powertrain that generates a formidable 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. 

There is so much more to the Explorer for you to discover, so stop by your local Ford dealer, Prestige Ford, today! We think the clear winner of this comparison between the 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder in Garland, TX, is the ultra-capable and determined Explorer. Our team can’t wait to show you what this three-row SUV can do, so stop by during our convenient business hours to see it in person! Once you visit us at 3601 S. Shiloh Rd. in Garland, TX, you can also learn more about our ongoing incentives, unique programs, and our customer-friendly tools. 


10-way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat in the Ford Explorer

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Bin 5 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type E85
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
4
1
4
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Bin 5 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
4
1
4
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
4
1
4
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A
  • Features
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Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mechanical
  • Comfort

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Impact sensor post-collision safety system
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Impact sensor door unlock
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Programmable safety key
Crumple zones front

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Side curtain airbags third row
Side curtain airbags rear
Knee airbags front passenger

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors
Anti-theft system alarm with remote
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power
Side mirror adjustments manual folding
Side mirror type spotter mirror

Technology

Interior

Exterior

Mechanical

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Ford Explorer 4 DR SUV FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Sales Hours

972-468-1024
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Awards

Award
Best CPO Value in America: SUV and Crossover Brand (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

Award
Best Full-Size SUVs (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Three-Row SUVs (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Most Distinguished Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Most Ideal Popular Brand (2017 Model)
- Auto Pacific

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Testimonials

I had a wonderful experience

Stephanie West
1-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a wonderful experience and Ian, my salesman, was refreshing to work with. He got me the vehicle I wanted and made me feel comfortable. No pressure or old school sales tactics with him. It was the best car buying experience I’ve had thus far. The gentleman in the financing department was pleasant to work with as well. He offered options and explained why they were offered and didn’t badger me! I will refer anyone looking for a new car to Ian’s at Prestige Ford, hands down.

Amazing Service Staff

Haylee Kasallis
1-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

David in the service department was AMAZING! He was very aware of our situation at all times and called me when there was an update on my car. Said it would be a week wait but they finished in 3 days! Even when I had a hard time at check-out, the customer service rep was very alert and made sure I had a great experience and followed up with me afterward. Their service department is fantastic and if you can, ask for David!

Great Work!

Cat
1-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had some issues with the Geico side, but Randall Reed did great work on my vehicle and treated me very courteously as we navigated through some process issues. Thank you!

Sales is the Best

Rebecca Longan
1-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent customer service! We drove from Oklahoma to Garland, TX to get our car! Ian in sales is the best!

Recommending coming here for a vehicle.

nathan posey
12-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Looked all over DFW for a F-150. Went to 10 different dealerships within the past 8 months, and this place was by far the best place to do business with. Xaiver (Salesman), Sean ( Sales Manager), and Luis (Finance) were all easy to negotiate with. They just wanted to make the best deal possible with you, to fit your budget. Real good people to work with. Recommending coming here for a vehicle.

Hard workers!

Harrison J.
12-20-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Those guys stayed late to work with me, which I really appreciated.

Very straight forward and didn't waste my time.

12-7-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

“My sales person, Kelly Mcneill- Graham, was very fast at getting back to me when I first inquired about the truck through the internet. She gave me her cell # to call when I would be arriving at the dealership and met me promptly. She got me through the sales process quickly as I had requested. She even brought the truck out to a half way location to deliver it and take back the trade in when it came time to pick up the truck. She really had her patience tested dealing with my requests and she was courteous through it all and delivered the truck at the advertised price. Very straight forward and didn't waste my time. I will recommend her and the Prestige Ford dealership in Garland. Thanks for the pleasant and rapid experience. - Andrew Rhoads”

Very friendly and good service.

Carlos
11-22-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very friendly and good service. Overall very good.

Long-time customer!

Glen
11-16-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Long-time customer. Cliff always treats me right.

Ron was very nice to us.

Jay
10-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It was a good experience! Ron was very nice to us.

Great experience!

Robert B.
10-11-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bruce and Monty were both very personable and worked with us until the very end. Great experience!

Customer service was excellent!

Julio M.
9-28-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I appreciate everybody's attitude, and their willingness to work with the customer was excellent. They were able to get me exactly what I asked for.

When mom is happy, everybody is happy.

Dale C.
8-16-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everything went well. I, for one, was completely satisfied, and my momma, well, when mom is happy, everybody is happy.

They were helpful and very friendly.

Mack
5-3-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I really enjoyed everyone at Ford. They were helpful and very friendly.

My second car from Prestige Garland.

Debbie
4-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought the car I am trading in here. It's been great!

We were treated like real people.

Brian S.
4-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I enjoyed that when I first got here, we had a salesperson come out and help us immediately. It was a great experience, and this was the best place we've come to where we've been treated like real people.

Great Experience!

Jensen M.
11-1-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everybody was very friendly and attentive, and I liked that. When I talked to my salesperson, Melisa, she gave me her number and said I could call her for anything–and she answered when I did call. She was very helpful. Our finance guy, Joe was also great!

They worked hard to make sure I was pleased with my deal.

Tanisha F.
10-30-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Salesman and folks at the dealership were great and I had no issues at all. They were definitely working hard to make sure I was pleased with my deal. If it were not for the folks at Prestige.

It was an enjoyable experience!

Kenneth Durbin
10-25-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our salesman, Tony Roberson, went out of his way to make sure is was an enjoyable experience. We were on our way to buy a Toyota and just stopped at Ford to look! After meeting Tony that all changed. I own a new Mercedes Benz too, but Tony is as good a salesman as I've ever met.

I would recommend Prestige Ford to my family and friends.

Tiffany Ashenfelter
10-11-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our salesman was kind, courteous and informative. I would recommend Prestige Ford to my family and friends.

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