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Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#12 of 51 Re: 4-RUNNER VS. PATHFINDER [t4rsearch]
Apr 07, 2007 (12:54 pm)
According to what I saw in writing today at the local Toyota dealer, 4-Runner is not on the list for any major revision at least thru 2009.
#13 of 51 Toy vs Path
Apr 23, 2007 (8:56 pm)
I have had seven Pathfinders, in a row, and switched this year for a Toy. A couple of factors: (1) In my region of the country (SW), for the month of March, Toy had a money factor of less than 1% for a three year lease with a 50+% residual. Given the fact that some folks think one is better than the other (and for '07 I believe the Toy is better) DO THE MATH! Path was over 5%.... I've learned in leasing, don't fall in love with any brand. Try to be objective and DO THE MATH!!
#14 of 51 Re: 4-RUNNER VS. PATHFINDER [jimmy2x]
Apr 23, 2007 (8:58 pm)
Hope that's correct I just bought a '07....However, I was "told" different.
#15 of 51 Re: Toy vs Path [skisoon]
Apr 24, 2007 (8:05 am)
Pathfinder MF=.00084 or 2.02% .
4Runner MF=00181 or 4.34%.
March was almost the same.
#16 of 51 Re: Toy vs Path [steevo]
Apr 24, 2007 (7:32 pm)
Not in the SW region Feb and March. The MF for the 4 Runner was.00041, less than 1% (one additional decimal point!). Can't remember the Pathfinder, since I didn't lease it. It was at 5%. The 4 Runner MF went off the last day of March.
#17 of 51 Toy vs. Path vs. Murano
May 03, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Decisions, Decisions. I'm currently driving a Toy Seq. I had a GMC Jimmy and at the time I traded I needed/wanted something bigger. Wanted a Tahoe, but after driving one, it didn't compare to the Seq. Now 4 years later, I don't need the extra room, I feel like I'm driving a TANK, not to mention the 17 MPG. I drove a 4Runner and was not at all impressed. I've driven the Pathfinder twice now and I really like it and it even has more bells and whistles than the Seq I have. I had my SO to go drive the Pathfinder. He says the Seq is a better quality vehicle. (But he doesn't drive it everyday). He test drove a Murano and really liked it. He's thinking of getting one to replace his Toy Thundra (265,000) miles. He wants me to test drive the Murano. I was surprised it has as much room as it does. Been reading the reviews and everyone who has one seems to love it and it gets decent gas milage.
Anybody got any advice/words of wisdom? What kind of gas milage are you all getting with the Pathfinder?
#18 of 51 Re: Toy vs. Path vs. Murano [paintedlady]
May 03, 2007 (7:03 pm)
Nissan Pathfinder Real World MPG has the information you're looking for. While you're there, don't forget to report your mileage as well.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#19 of 51 Toy vs Path
May 04, 2007 (2:34 pm)
I just got back from a 400 mile boat moving challenge. The challenge was mine! I have not pulled a trailer or a boat in 25 years and then only a few times. After having read some of the reviews (here) on the 4 Runner, I was about to back out of taking my new 2007, 4 Runner Sport, V8. I pulled a 4800lb, + gas, etc, 23' Sea Ray, from Arkansas to Oklahoma. It was the most effortless, easy riding, no problem trip you can imagine. If I hadn't known I was pulling a 5000lb.+ load, I wouldn't have known there was a trailer behind me.
As it was, I drove between 60-70 MPH and had to be careful not to go faster! Not a bit of sway!!
Whoever said the shorter wheelbase made a difference, must have been driving a replication of a 4 Runner....it was GREAT experience!!
May 23, 2007 (12:50 pm)
Does the Path. have a better or worse ride than the 4Runner, or about the same?
#21 of 51 Re: Ride Quality? [spaceman210]
Jul 21, 2007 (1:58 pm)
I had a 2002 Pathfinder and now have a 2006 4Runner SR5 V6. I think the Pathfinder had a better ride, it was more car like. I definitely notice more bumps in the 4Runner, it just has a rougher ride.
To add to the other comments in the topic, I liked the Pathfinder better. The 4Runner is a fine vehicle and I haven't had any problems out of it, but I liked the way the Pathfinder drove and rode better. I do think the 4Runner is probably a little better quality, I had a few problems out of the Pathfinder, but I still liked it better and wish I still had it. My lease is up in about 20 months, I'll probably go back to a Pathfinder at that time.