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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 2012 Mazda CX-9
     
2WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr S
  • 4WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr SV
  • 4WD 4dr SV
  • 2WD 4dr SL
  • 4WD 4dr SL
  • 2WD 4dr Platinum
  • 4WD 4dr Platinum
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
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $28,650 $30,510 $29,725
Invoice $26,127 $29,290 $28,125
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $20,686

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.3 9.0
Performance 7.0 7.9 8.4
Interior 7.5 8.1 7.9
Safety 8.9 9.7 8.7
Reliability 2.5 3.0 4.0
Operating Cost N/A N/A 7.6

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy-access third row
  • Navigation/infotainment easier to use than most
  • Upscale interior
  • Refined ride
  • Comfortable third row
  • Excellent cargo space
  • Car-like performance
  • Good interior fit and finish
  • Sporty handling
  • High-quality interior materials
Cons
  • Cramped third row
  • Mediocre cargo space
  • Not as many engine options as some competitors
  • Firmer ride quality than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 20 City / 26 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.2 118.90 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 203.70 200.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.2 78.50 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.6 69.90 68.0

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4185 4646 4328

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 8 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 157.8 150.8 139.4
Front Head Room (in) 42.2 40.40 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.30 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.7 61.50 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 58.00 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.40 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 41.7 36.80 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.4 61.00 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 57.80 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 30.7 33.20 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.8 116.3 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.4-47.8 70.3 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.0 24.4 17.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional

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

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard 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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/217 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 6400 281 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 4400 266 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 40.4 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 22.0 20.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Coil-Over Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard