The Nissan Pathfinder is a Perfect SUV for All Terrains

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16 Feb 2017
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Nissan Pathfinder

With good diesel and powerful petrol engines, it is affordable and durable vehicle.


With rugged appearance the Nissan Pathfinder is a powerful SUV

The Nissan Pathfinder is a mid-size crossover SUV based on the Nissan pickup truck platform. The Pathfinder is a powerful SUV with go-anywhere ability and its giant appearance appeals to those who really want a powerful four-by-four for all terrains with rugged and firm impression.

The Nissan Pathfinder belongs to and for a different class of users who want something spacious and beyond of delicacies but powerful enough to take them to the rocky, hilly, desert and any kind of terrain with great confidence.

Nissan Pathfinder Performance

Nissan Pathfinder Performance

Though it is a different class of vehicles without any comparison and rivals directly, but the Land Rover Discovery, Toyota land Cruiser and Mitsubishi Shogun are considered its rivals in some extents.

The Pathfinder doesn’t offer the luxury and comfort levels of other available SUV but it is a good choice for a big family with lot of interior space and due to flat floor it offers a huge capacity for luggage.

The interior is simple and just apt to fulfill the basic needs

The Nissan is considered as a trend setter in automobile industry without making any extra effort to impress its audience by the stylish and sleek look along with impressive and dear interior equipments.

The simplicity and rigidity is the basic formula of the vehicles, produced by the Nissan. The Pathfinder reflects the basic concepts of its manufacturer with simple and efficient interior features. The steering is of good weight with lot of standard adjustments, the driver seat is fully adjustable provides the best driving position, dashboard is simple and wide.

Nissan Pathfinder Interior

Nissan Pathfinder Interior

The space is utilized in the form of big and comfortable sofa type seats. The mechanism is simple and efficient and there are no extra control systems to confuse the drivers all the time. There are also electrically adjusted and heated door mirrors, electric windows with automatic headlights wipers and with navigation system. The Pathfinder is with keyless entry and also having rear parking camera.

Equipments and accessories

With standard 2-3-2 seating arrangement, the Nissan Pathfinder is fitted with different efficient kit levels, simple and good in performance automatic transmission system offers a smooth drive, all models are with four-wheel drive system, six airbags, ESP, terrain detector with auto gear shifting mode accordingly to the terrain. Xenon headlights with washer along with well refined leather upholstery and 18-inch alloy wheels and side steps are there in the simple Pathfinder.

Nissan Pathfinder Equipments and Accessories

Nissan Pathfinder Equipments and Accessories

The chrome grille, rear privacy glass, roof rails with suitable openings and efficient braking system is available in the Pathfinder. The accessories are optional such as chrome mirror caps, stainless steel corner bumper bars, tailgate entry guard and the special one, the metallic paint option.

 The Pathfinder is superb vehicle in Space and practicality

The Nissan Pathfinder is with a spacious interior. The seven-seat arrangement gives a healthier space with plenty of leg and head room in second and third row. The boxy dimensions give some extra space behind the third row with 190 litres by folding the third row seat you can get 515 litres to utilize.

Nissan Pathfinder Space and practicality

Nissan Pathfinder Space and practicality

The total capacity is 2200 litres with a good complete flat bed available by folding all seats. The tailgate space is extra if you want to open and fix it in position to avail it. The high position of seats means the good outer view and great visibility all around the vehicle. The wheel arches are square type which is also useful.

The tailgate is with split opener provides a handy opening to drop small size boxes in the boot without opening the main boot lid. There are some extra carriers with the windows and variety of holes for papers, files and bottles.

The Pathfinder is all terrain vehicles with some good engines

The Nissan Pathfinder is a large SUV with good and efficient diesel engine range. Though there is only one 2.5 litre diesel engine is available, but maximum outputs have been obtained by the different versions of this basic one, in different trim levels of the Pathfinder.

Nissan Pathfinder Diesel Engine

Nissan Pathfinder Diesel Engine

The basic 2.5 litre DCi with 168bhp

This is the basic version of the 2.5 litre with 168bhp and 297lb/ft torque. It is a powerful diesel engine which is capable to get from 0-62m/h in 11.5 seconds and reaches up to 112m/h top speed.

Under the weight and size of the Pathfinder this engine gives its best and provides 28m/g of fuel average with 249g/km of CO2 emissions. It is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox as standard and with optional automatic gearbox along with four-wheel drive system.

The 2.5 litre DCi with 171bhp

The 171bhp version of this 2.5 litre DCi diesel engine is capable of 297lb/ft torque. This version is a little bit faster than the 168bhp version and takes 11.0 seconds to get from 0-62m/h with top speed of 108 m/h. It is better in fuel consumption than the 168bhp version and gives 31m/g of fuel average with affordable 238g/km of CO2 emissions.

The 2.5 litre DCi 187bhp version

It is the most powerful and fuel efficient version in the diesel engine lineup of the Nissan Pathfinder. It is capable of 187bhp and 332lb/ft torque. It takes 10.6 seconds to get from 0-62m/h with top speed of 115m/h. It gives 33m/g of fuel average with 224g/km of CO2 emissions. It is fitted with six-speed manual and auto gearboxes in different trim levels of the Pathfinder.

The 4.0 litre V6 petrol is a powerful engine that suits the Pathfinder

With 265bhp and 284lb/ft torque this petrol engine is capable to get from 0-62m/h in just 8.6 seconds with top speed of 120m/h. Its fuel average is just 20m/g with 327g/km of CO2 emissions. It is fitted with five-speed automatic gearbox.

Nissan Pathfinder V6 Petrol Engine

Nissan Pathfinder V6 Petrol Engine

The rugged-looked Pathfinder is the most reliable off-road vehicle

As we discussed above that the Pathfinder is a separate class of vehicle with simple and tough appearance and use, doesn’t compromise on the reliability and safety measures. The reliability of the Nissan Pathfinder is up to the standard. The stability and traction control system is perfect.

Nissan Pathfinder Off Road

Nissan Pathfinder Off Road

The Pathfinder is the best choice for rough terrain, so its durability is beyond challenge. The truck-type platform gives the Pathfinder a stable and grippy control in any terrain. Its weight and size helps out in any severe condition or accident. The Nissan Pathfinder has passed the crash-test of Euro NCAP with four out of five marks.

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