The Pathfinder has proven itself a popular choice among buyers needing enough seats for themselves and their offspring. When not loaded up with passengers, the Pathfinder has plenty of space for camping gear, sports equipment or binge-buying Costco runs. Nissan installed a new nose and significantly updated the standard 3.5-liter V-6 that’s connected to a continuously variable transmission. It’s now rated at 284 horsepower, a gain of 24 from the previous 260 ponies. In addition, the Pathfinder’s suspension was revised for a firmer ride. Unchanged is Nissan’s All-Mode 4×4-i option. With it, you can select either two- or four-wheel-drive or engage the “Auto” setting and let the system make the call, based on which tire/tires has/have traction. The second-row split-folding seat comes with plenty of fore and aft travel and can be tipped forward to access the third row even if a child’s booster seat has been attached (the available split-folding third row seat also reclines). Base Pathfinders arrive well appointed, but among the options are a 360-degree “Around View” camera panorama moonroof, navigation system and a rear entertainment package with dual seven-inch screens.
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