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2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 2 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 118 more horse power than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder should accelerate faster than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder weights approximately 20 kg more than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Nissan Pathfinder is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder will offer significantly more control. 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 (392 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 72 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Nissan Pathfinder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder has automatic transmission and 2009 Nissan Qashqai has manual transmission. 2009 Nissan Qashqai 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:

2009 Nissan Qashqai 2007 Nissan Pathfinder
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Qashqai Pathfinder
Year Released 2009 2007
Body Type Crossover SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 266 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 392 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1860 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 80 L


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