Compare Nissan Pathfinder vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser

Compare the Nissan Pathfinder against the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota FJ Cruiser. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Pathfinder, Grand Cherokee and FJ Cruiser stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Pathfinder, Grand Cherokee and FJ Cruiser. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2011 Nissan Pathfinder 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2011 Nissan Pathfinder 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2WD 4dr V6 S
  • 2WD 4dr V6 S
  • 4WD 4dr V6 S
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SV
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SV
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Silver
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Silver
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V8 LE
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr 70th Anniversary
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr 70th Anniversary
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland
  • RWD 4dr Overland Summit
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Overland
  • 4WD 4dr Overland Summit
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (GS)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (SE)


MSRP $28,570 $30,215 $25,790
Invoice $26,771 $28,711 $23,985
Avg. Paid $16,888 $20,842 $23,980

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 7.8 7.9
Critics' Rating 6.7 8.5 8.0
Performance 7.1 8.7 7.8
Interior 7.3 8.9 7.3
Cost to Own 8.7 8.6 8.5
Safety 8.4 9.0 8.8
Reliability 3.0 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful available V8
  • Basic, practical interior
  • Lots of available tech features
  • High-quality interior
  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Good on-road manners
  • Stand-out styling
  • Fantastic safety and reliability scores
  • Brawny off-road capabilities
  • Lower-than-average reliability score
  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy compared with other crossovers
  • Small cargo hold for its class
  • Lower than average reliability for the class
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Unrefined on-road performance

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas/Ethanol V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 4.0L/241
MPG 15 City / 22 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 22 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 112.2 114.8 105.9
Length, Overall (in) 192.3 189.8 183.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 76.3 75.0
Height, Overall (in) 72.0 69.4 71.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4427 4470 4050

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.6 105.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.9 41.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.7 58.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.0 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2 40.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 38.6 31.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.0 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 56.2 51.0
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.2 68.7 66.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.9 35.1 27.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.5


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.6L/220 4.0L/241
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 5600 290 @ 6400 260 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 4000 260 @ 4800 271 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39.2 37.1 40.7


Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 24.6 19.0


Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent SLA Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.