2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Coming from a 98 Explorer, I can't believe the difference in ride quality. The Explorer beats you to death while driving. On the other hand the Pathfinder is as smooth as any CAR out there. The engine is powerful and smooth and the transmission shifts very smoothly. It also holds its value much better than the domestics.
Engine, ride, quietness, interior design, looks.
Rear door could be bigger. Needs the key to open the back glass. Gas mileage. No rear air vents.