2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition

9.8

starting from

$38,720

Reasons to buy the Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
8.9"
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Average power
266 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Has 3 rows of seats
2011 Honda CR-V

8.8

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition Winner: Pathfinder Silver Edition
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition Winner: Pathfinder Silver Edition
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  • Almost the same
  • The Pathfinder Silver Edition's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Pathfinder Silver Edition has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Cost 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Gets 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $15,315 cheaper (around 40% less), $23,405 vs $38,720
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition Winner: Pathfinder Silver Edition
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  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • Almost the same, 57.2 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Room for around 10% more stuff, 79.2 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
Overall 9.8 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Pathfinder Silver Edition's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Pathfinder Silver Edition; the CR-V only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Pathfinder Silver Edition has more speakers, but the CR-V has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Pathfinder Silver Edition's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Pathfinder Silver Edition has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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MSRP $38,720 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the Pathfinder Silver Edition is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage, but the Pathfinder Silver Edition is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Pathfinder Silver Edition has lots of passenger seats, but the CR-V has very few
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Cargo space 79.2 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 57.2 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,047 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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0-60 mph 8.0 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The Pathfinder Silver Edition's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 123 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability, but the Pathfinder Silver Edition is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.3 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.77 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Pathfinder Silver Edition
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 3 stars

Performance

Nissan
Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 266 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The Pathfinder Silver Edition is of average power, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.0 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Pathfinder Silver Edition will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the CR-V
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 37.8 ft

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2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX CR-V vs Accord Crosstour EX
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 2011 Nissan Armada SV Pathfinder Silver Edition vs Armada SV
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Pathfinder Silver Edition vs Xterra PRO-4X
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 2011 Nissan Murano LE Pathfinder Silver Edition vs Murano LE
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Pathfinder Silver Edition vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 2011 Nissan Rogue SV Pathfinder Silver Edition vs Rogue SV

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