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Volkswagen Touareg (2015) vs. Nissan Pathfinder (2015) Features

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Touareg vs. Nissan Pathfinder

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model Pathfinder Pathfinder Pathfinder Pathfinder
Trim S SV SL Platinum
Engines (show)  
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
260 hp@6400
240 lb-ft@4400
Transmissions (show)  
CVT
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
4WD
Tires (show)  
235/65R18 tires
235/55R20 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers  
Bose, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.    
Cruise control
First-aid kit
Heated steering wheel      
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.    
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power      
Universal garage door openerHomelink.  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.    
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.    
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Electronic differential lockApplies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.  
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.    
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.      
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover
Cargo tray
Class III trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 5,000 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.  
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.  
Roof railsNo crossbars.  
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Trailering equipment (7 wire)Includes seven-wire harness, necessary for larger trailers.    
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.  
Air conditioning
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.    
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.  
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.      
CD player  
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screensA DVD player and two front headrest-mounted screens.  
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Rear air vents with automatic controlsMaintains set temperature in rear passenger area by providing heated or cooled air through vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Replaces and includes value of rear air vents with manual controls.
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.  
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.  
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.  
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Deep-tinted rear windows
Glass roof panel(s)One or more glass panels in the roof that cannot be opened or removed.    
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof    
Tow hook(s), frontUsed to connect the vehicle with another, so one of them can tow the other out of the mud.  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.  
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.    
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.  
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.    
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.    
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Visor mirror, driver      
Visor mirror, passenger      
Powertrain (show)  
Lockable center differentialThe center differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low speeds on loose surfaces. Engaging low range (where available) usually locks the center differential automatically.
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats      
Door sill trim plates        
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats    
Heated second row seats    
Illuminated door sill trim plates
Leather door panel trim    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.    
Manual recliner, second row seats
Manual recliner, third row seats
Memory system, driver seat    
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat    
Power height adjuster, driver seat  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.    
Power recliner, driver seat  
Power recliner, passenger seat    
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels

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Option Package Contents

Cargo Package

Features
Cargo cover
First-aid kit
Cargo tray

Cargo Package

Features
Cargo cover
First-aid kit
Cargo tray

Tech Package

Features
DVD-compatible player
Voice control for nav and audio
Class III trailer hitch
Trailering equipment (7 wire)
Around view cameras
Traffic + travel information
Bluetooth audio streaming
Navigation system

Cargo Package

Features
Cargo cover
First-aid kit
Cargo tray

Premium Package

Features
Glass roof panel(s)
Sunroof

Cargo Package

Features
Cargo cover
First-aid kit
Cargo tray

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