Mojo Deals: The wagon vs. the midsize SUV

Are you looking for a new midsize SUV? The Nissan Pathfinder is a great option with an attractive and well-appointed cabin with three-row seating and a generous amount of interior storage space. But as with many truck based SUVs, the Pathfinder’s fuel economy terrifies wallets everywhere, and its large size and heavy weight lead to poor driving dynamics. The Pathfinder is certainly a good family SUV, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money. First, let’s take a look at the Pathfinder and its specs:

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2011 Nissan Pathfinder S

Engine: 4.0L V6 Auto
Power: 266hp and 288tq
Fuel economy: 15 city/22 hwy
MSRP: $30,570

So $30k gets you a decent midsize SUV. Unfortunately, your family will have to work around the Pathfinder’s drawbacks, and your wallet will be much lighter after a visit to the pump. One great way to get better driving dynamics and gas mileage without sacrificing space is to go with a wagon, especially a wagon on Mojo…

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux

2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EXL

Mileage: 37k Mileage: 18k Mileage: 23k
Engine: 2.0L 4-Cyl Auto Engine: 2.5L 4-Cyl Auto Engine: 3.5L V6 Auto
Power: 200hp and 207tq Power: 170hp and 170tq Power: 271hp and 254tq
Fuel economy: 20 city/28 hwy Fuel economy: 20 city/26 hwy Fuel economy: 18 city/27 hwy
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As you can see, there are many ways to make your dollar go farther when you’ve got the Mojo price on a used vehicle. Our three used vehicles are smaller in size and weight than the Pathfinder, but offer comparable or improved interior space and cargo capacity to the 2011 Nissan.
Additionally, these vehicles offer better safety, better fuel economy, and better driving dynamics. All three are equipped with leather seats and a sunroof, and the Crosstour even has navigation! Your family will thank you for making the right decision!

So as always, we encourage you to click on your Mojo Deal of choice to see the verified lowest price anywhere. You can’t see the price unless you’re a member, so if you haven’t joined yet, do it now! It’s free and private.


Mojo Deals is our weekly column where we select a new car and compare it to a selection of used vehicles from Mojo Motors inventory. Purchasing a used car allows you to buy a higher end vehicle for similar or less money than a low-end new car. Mojo Motors makes this easier than ever with the verified lowest price on the internet. If you have ideas for a Mojo Deal, please leave a comment!