Comparison - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 350 4MATIC 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Also called:

M-Class

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Average Price: 
44,260
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
54,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
24.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue
#293D80
Cayenne Red Metallic
#8B1E1C
Glacier White
#EBECE4
Gun Metallic
#3B424B
Magnetic Black Metallic
#000000
Midnight Jade Metallic
#4E453A
Sandstone
#986437
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder should be on the list for shoppers looking for a large crossover. The Pathfinder is highly functional, but not entirely interesting.

Pros
Comfortable seating all the way around
Comparable fuel economy to rivals
Common-sense standard safety features
Adequate power

Cons
Relatively anodyne interior style
Coarse V-6
Base models are spartan
Low-slung second row seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

After last year's significant updates, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers a few minor changes, although one is notable: Automatic emergency braking now comes standard on all trim levels. Other enhancements include a rear-seat reminder system, additional USB charging ports, and expanded availability of the Pathfinder's Midnight Edition appearance package and adaptive cruise control system.

PROS
V6 engine delivers strong acceleration with decent fuel economy
Third-row seat is easy to access
Offers robust towing capacity
Automatic emergency braking is standard on every trim level

CONS
Top trim's ride quality may be too firm for some drivers
Third-row space is less roomy than in some rivals
Cargo capacity and small-item storage is below average

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder ranked #17 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 49 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Strong V6 engine
Intuitive infotainment features

Cons
Rough ride quality
Drab interior design

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of powerful engine choices
Posh interior
Above-average cargo space (in non-coupe models)
Lengthy features list

Cons
Less athletic than many competitors
Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility
Finicky engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.

Pros
Wide palette of body styles, powertrains, trims
GLE Coupe, for the well-to-do contrarian
Powertrain choice abounds
Composed, quiet ride

Cons
AMG = $$$
Not so fuel-efficient
Addled infotainment interface
Odd feature availability
Coupe body costs money, space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The AMG GLE 43 is slightly more powerful, increasing engine output from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Otherwise, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
AMG variants are seriously quick

CONS
Not many places to store small personal items
Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
284hp
at 6 400rpm
302hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Rear Parking Sensors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.50in
189.10in
Width: 
77.30in
78.90in
Height: 
70.60in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
9.10in
Front Track: 
65.70in
65.90in
Rear Track: 
65.70in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.20in
114.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.90in
58.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.40in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
78.90cu.ft
80.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.20cu.ft
38.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4662.00lbs
4751.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual folding bench third row seats
Multi-level heating
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding Center Armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose premium brand stereo system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 7.5-In.
19 X 8.5-In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Pre-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Led Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Brake Drying
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Night Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
AMG Line Exterior
Designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
Parking Assist Package
Premium 1 Package
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM Package
AMG Line Interior
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint- Pearl White
Running Boards
Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Special Paint- Scarlet Ember
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Panorama Sunroof
20" AMG 5-Spoke Titanium Grey
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Laminated Windshield And Front Side Windows (SPC)
20" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Welcome Lighting
4-Piece Floor Mats
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Crystal Grey Headliner
Front Sport Seats
Porcelain Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Lockable Storage Compartment (SPC)
MB-TEX Wrapped Dashboard (SPC)
Harman/Kardon Sound System
Black Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#ACA394
Charcoal, cloth
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF