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2008 Nissan X-Trail vs. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder

To start off, 2008 Nissan X-Trail is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Nissan Pathfinder would be higher. At 3,954 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder (266 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder should accelerate faster than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder weights approximately 584 kg more than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder (391 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 91 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. (300 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Nissan Pathfinder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder has automatic transmission and 2008 Nissan X-Trail has manual transmission. 2008 Nissan X-Trail will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Nissan X-Trail 2007 Nissan Pathfinder
Make Nissan Nissan
Model X-Trail Pathfinder
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2184 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 266 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 391 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1600 kg 2184 kg
Vehicle Length 4520 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1860 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.4 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


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