Trucks & SUVs

The Nissan Pathfinder Needs To Be On Your Radar

Are you in the market for a quality mid-sized SUV? Well, then the Nissan Pathfinder should be on your radar. Check out how it stacks up against the competition with options such as the Kia Sorrento and Chevy Traverse. 

A Look At The Nissan Pathfinder 

The Nissan Pathfinder is a more significant option than the compact Rogue with three rows of seating to fit up to seven passengers. This is more than enough seats for the entire family, including the dog. 

Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Pathfinder

Price-wise, the Nissan Pathfinder, is fair and starts around $31k. This is more than the Kia Sorrento, which starts around $26k but slightly less than the Traverse that starts around $33k. 

However, the Pathfinder seems to be lacking in fuel efficiency. It only gets an average of up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. This is better than the Traverse and slightly less than the Sorento. 

Nissan Pathfinder Power 

The Nissan Pathfinder has a 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 gasoline-powered engine that pumps out 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft torque. The Patherfind also can tow up to 6,000 pounds while the Sorrento and Traverse can only tow 5,000lb. 

With the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, this SUV feels a bit slow. It’s on par with the pick-up of the Traverse. However, for a vehicle with three rows of seats, this is pretty good. 

Like it’s competitors, the Pathfinder is available with all-wheel drive options to help you find your paths. It’s able to go down dirt roads and through the snow with ease. 

However, what puts the Pathfinder ahead of its competition is the fact that it’s also available with four-wheel drive options. Its 4wD feature allows it to go farther than the Sorento and Traverse.

The Pathfinder has a ground clearance of 7,” making it able to clear obstacles in its path. It also has an approach angle of 16.5-degrees and a departure angle of 20.8-degrees. 

So, it isn’t as equipped as say a Jeep is for crawling over various terrain, but it’s got good stats for a seven-passenger SUV. 

Nissan Pathfinder Features 

The Nissan Pathfinder provides up to 79 cubic feet of cargo space, with seats that fold down for convenient storage. The Pathfinder also has hidden cubbies for even more storage space and a motion-activated liftgate. 

The tri-zone climate control system also allows for each of your passengers to remain comfortable. The driver, front passenger, and back seats can each have their own temperature settings. 

The driver seat and front passenger seats also have built-in screens in the back for dual entertainment in the second row of seats. 

Get connected with the Nissan app to control the 8” infotainment center with your smartphone. You can also connect Alexa and your Google Assistant to start your car, start navigating, lock the doors, and more with your voice. 

Plus, you and cruise safely during each of your adventures. The Hill Descent feature will keep you from slipping on inclines, the auto-braking can help prevent collisions, and the blind-spot monitoring will alert you to vehicles you don’t see. 

The Nissan Pathfinder is an advances, comfortable 4×4 mid-sized SUV fit for family adventures. At it’s more than fair price, it’s ahead of the game in terms of tech and capabilities.