Review: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

6 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Review: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
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Underpowered Crossover Lags on and on Pavement

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You can define by what they are (outsize wagons that government incentivize manufacturers to build) or you can them by what they are not minivans, excessive SUVs). attempt to cover all the bases to drive like cars, to kids and friends, to haul to occasionally go off-road or tow a rowboat. even supposed to look

Nissan#8217;s fourth-generation Pathfinder most of these points, but in so, serves none of them

The original 1980s Pathfinder was a body-on-frame SUV. Despite sport-utility sales in the mid-#8217;90s, the Pathfinder was a unibody. By the time gen came along in 2005, SUV sales were diving, oddly went back to BOF

With the fourth generation, the Pathfinder is once again a and back in step with the

Regardless of mode, drive through a continuously variable the first such application in the segment.

That market large and mid-size crossovers the Toyota Highlander, Chevy Honda Pilot, and Ford all of which were kicking the Pathfinder#8217;s … in sales. new crossover should do better in the though. It is longer, wider and 60 more rigid than the Pathfinder, and comes with cubic feet of additional volume.

It#8217;s also 500 pounds with 30 percent better economy, which, at 26 mpg combined in drive guise, is class-leading.

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of the last Pathfinder#8217;s styling in the front-fascia configuration and subtler arches. Character lines above the grille and aft of the headlights some of its predecessor#8217;s slab-sidedness. But one can see styling similarities with the RS, Buick Enclave, Chevy and Mazda CX-9 to label crossover as fairly generic.

The interior is a brighter place to be, if you opt for the dual-panorama moonroof. The Pathfinder#8217;s 173.8 cubic foot is substantial if not as generous as the CX-9 or The third row is better than the rumble seat.

Accessing it is easier by Nissan#8217;s #8220;Latch and seating system, which second row seatbacks to fold and seat cushions to fold up the row travels forward in one motion, with a child car seat Second row seats are comfortable-ish the front buckets are appropriately Folding the second and third flat to maximize cargo (79.8 cubic feet) is so long as one remembers to put down the row headrests.

Back-seaters also enjoy own optional headrest video (independently playable) and seat as well as temperature control. The view of the Costco parking lot is through a highly raked but rearward visibility is limited by the length and headrests. Four cameras offering rear, and bird#8217;s-eye views alleviate the but maneuvering the Nissan in tight is a chore.

The exterior video plays on an display centered on the dash which also renders the navigation, audio, climate, and vehicle info.

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