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2012 Nissan Pathfinder 2012 Buick Enclave 2012 Chevrolet Traverse
     
4WD 4dr V8 LE
  • 2WD 4dr V6 S
  • 4WD 4dr V6 S
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SV
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SV
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Silver Edition
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Silver Edition
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V8 LE
Base FWD
  • Base FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Base AWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $43,970 $36,500 $29,660
Invoice $40,714 $34,675 $28,177
Avg. Paid $29,588 $27,013 $20,333

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.8 8.3 8.0
Critics' Rating 6.7 9.0 8.8
Performance 7.1 8.0 7.9
Interior 6.9 8.5 8.0
Operating Cost 7.3 7.7 7.7
Safety 8.4 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good towing capability
  • Opulent cabin
  • Composed handling
  • Excellent cargo capacity
  • Great cargo space for the class
  • Adult-friendly third row
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Some cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.6L/339 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 13 City / 18 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 118.9 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 192.3 201.8 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 79.0 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 72.7 72.5 70.4

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5051 4780 4658

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.6 153.0 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 62.0 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.4 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 36.9 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 61.4 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 57.0 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 33.2 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.2 115.0 116.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.9 65.9 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.5 23.3 24.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 5.6L/339 3.6L/217 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 5200 288 @ 6300 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 388 @ 3400 270 @ 3400 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/manual mode Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.5 40.4 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut Coil-Over Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone H-Arm Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard