Nissan Pathfinder SUVs

Nissan Pathfinder

About Nissan Pathfinder

Three years after its metamorphosis from a rugged, truck-based SUV to a more efficient, smoother-riding sedan-based crossover SUV, the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder remains a smart choice among 3-row family haulers. Nissan's midsize crossover SUV offers nifty features like the Around View bird's-eye monitor and one of the easiest 3rd-row-access systems available, but unlike the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Chevy Traverse, the Pathfinder seats only seven rather than up to eight like its rivals. That limitation aside, the Pathfinder stacks up well thanks to its powerful-yet-efficient V6 engine, roomy interior and refined driving manners. While it is no longer a serious off-roader, all-wheel drive is available for better traction in foul weather, and towing capacity is a respectable 5,000 pounds.

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2016 Nissan Pathfinder
What's new for 2016?
2016 Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder receives only minimal revisions for 2016. They include a Cold Package that's now available for SV trims and a standard heated steering wheel in SL grades.

2015 Nissan Pathfinder
What's new for 2015?
2015 Nissan Pathfinder

What’s new on the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder starts with its continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that receives D-Step Shift Logic, a program that allows the CVT to feel like a traditional transmission changing gears. Hill Descent Control is added to AWD models, while the SL and Platinum trims gain Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder
What's new for 2014?
2014 Nissan Pathfinder

A year after a complete revamp, the big news for the 2014 Pathfinder lineup is the introduction of a hybrid model. Also new is a tech package that bundles goodies such as a Bose premium sound system, navigation and 8-inch touch screen.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
What's new for 2013?
2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Pretty much everything but the Nissan Pathfinder name is new for 2013. That includes a transverse-mounted 3.5-liter V6, Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), unitized body, front-wheel-drive version, All-Mode 4x4 all-wheel drive system, EZ Flex seating, available panoramic sunroof, and many other new enhancements.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
What's new for 2012?
2012 Nissan Pathfinder

For 2012, Nissan gives its Pathfinder SUV a few more features, including navigation on the LE trim and an available moonroof and DVD entertainment system on the Silver Edition.

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