Opel Frontera 1998 vs Nissan Pathfinder 2005

Opel Frontera
1998 - 2002
Nissan Pathfinder
2005 - 2010
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.2 Diesel2.5 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainDouble-row timing chain


Power: 115 HP174 HP
Torque: 260 NM403 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 15.8 seconds11.6 seconds
Nissan Pathfinder is a more dynamic driving.
Opel Frontera engine produces 59 HP less power than Nissan Pathfinder, whereas torque is 143 NM less than Nissan Pathfinder. Due to the lower power, Opel Frontera reaches 100 km/h speed 4.2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.510.1
Real fuel consumption: 9.4 l/100km11.1 l/100km
The Opel Frontera is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Opel Frontera consumes 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Nissan Pathfinder, which means that by driving the Opel Frontera over 15,000 km in a year you can save 90 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Opel Frontera consumes 1.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Nissan Pathfinder.
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres80 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle790 km in combined cycle
940 km on highway960 km on highway
790 km with real consumption720 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 440'000 km440'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 4 years26 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Omega, Opel SintraInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Nissan Navara, Nissan Murano
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Nissan Pathfinder might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Opel Frontera engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.66 m4.74 m
Width: 1.79 m1.85 m
Height: 1.74 m1.78 m
Opel Frontera is smaller.
Opel Frontera is 8 cm shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, 6 cm narrower, while the height of Opel Frontera is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 389 litres515 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1790 litres2091 litres
Nissan Pathfinder has more luggage space.
Opel Frontera has 126 litres less trunk space than the Nissan Pathfinder. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Nissan Pathfinder (by 301 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.5 meters12.4 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Frontera is 0.9 metres less than that of the Nissan Pathfinder, which means Opel Frontera can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`5102`880
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Average price (€): 24006600
Pros and Cons: Opel Frontera has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Nissan Pathfinder has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
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