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Compare Nissan Pathfinder vs. Buick Enclave vs. Mazda CX-9

Compare the Nissan Pathfinder against the Buick Enclave and Mazda CX-9. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Pathfinder, Enclave and CX-9 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, Enclave and CX-9. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder 2014 Buick Enclave 2014 Mazda CX-9
2014 Nissan Pathfinder 2014 Buick Enclave 2014 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
Convenience FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD
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 $29,210 $38,890 $29,985
Invoice $26,942 $36,946 $28,382
Avg. Paid $22,935 $28,784 $25,004

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.3 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.7 8.6
Performance 7.1 7.9 8.6
Interior 7.9 8.3 7.4
Cost to Own 8.7 8.3 8.7
Safety 9.0 9.7 7.2
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • First-rate cabin materials
  • Opulent cabin
  • Generous cargo area
  • Polished ride
  • Athletic handling
  • Good cargo space for the class
Cons
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Sluggish acceleration to highway speeds
  • Less fuel-efficient than rivals
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Small touch screen with slow response time

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/227
MPG 20 City / 26 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.2 118.90 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 201.90 200.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.2 79.00 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.6 70.30 68

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4168 4724 4323

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5000 2000

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard 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 Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard 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 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 157.8 153.0 139.4
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 61.60 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 57.20 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.40 39
Second Leg Room (in) 41.7 36.80 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.4 61.30 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 57.00 56
Third Leg Room (in) 30.7 33.20 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.8 115.2 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 47.8 68.9 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16 23.3 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 Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.6L/217 3.7 L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 6400 288 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 4400 270 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.7 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 MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans 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.