That is the way it stacks up.
The Pathfinder begins at round $59,000 for the bottom ST mannequin and goes as much as round $87,000 for the brand new top-of-the-range Ti-L, the automobile we examined. That is an even bigger value than key rivals from Toyota, Mazda and Hyundai. In distinction to cheaper fashions, the Ti-L has a completely digital driver’s cockpit and a head-up show. There are heated and ventilated entrance seats with leather-based accents, an influence tailgate, a big sunroof and a rear-view mirror that doubles as a digicam so you possibly can see the street behind you even when the view is blocked by individuals and baggage. Tech goodies embody Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cell phone charging, sat nav, digital radio and a 13-speaker Bose sound system. You’ll be able to select the Pathfinder with seven or eight seats. It is backed by a five-year guarantee and a five-year upkeep plan prices $2581 for 5 years. Nevertheless, the sixth scheduled service prices a hefty $1625.
The brand new Pathfinder is taller and wider than its predecessor, which implies extra shoulder, knee and toe room in each the second and third rows. The motive force’s seat has two reminiscence settings, which additionally embody particular person positioning of the steering wheel and aspect mirrors. The seats are snug and supportive on longer rides. Additionally for the passengers within the second and third row, Nissan doesn’t skimp on consolation. The 2 particular person “Captain’s Chairs” within the second row are heated and could be moved and reclined. There are additionally particular person air-con controls, USB ports and solar blinds. Moving into the third row is straightforward: simply push a button on the seat again and the second row tilts and slides ahead, leaving an honest opening to climb into the rear seats, which have their very own vents and USB port for the youngsters prepare to quarrel. Unusually, the again seat seats three, though it might be a snug experience. Enough legroom for younger individuals and smaller adults could be created within the rear benches by transferring the center row of seats.
The Pathfinder was independently crash examined and obtained a five-star ranking, though its occupant safety ranking of 86 p.c will not be a category chief. It has 9 airbags, together with a middle airbag to stop the passenger and driver from hitting their heads in a T-bone crash. The motive force help know-how contains all the standard stuff: lane departure warning, blind spot warning, automated emergency braking, visitors signal recognition and radar cruise management. Pathfinder discourages you from crossing oncoming visitors and warns you if somebody remains to be within the again seat whenever you exit. It additionally has a trailer stabilization function for towing.
ON THE WAY
Older variations of the Pathfinder targeted extra on off-road functionality than on-road consolation and composure, however the newest mannequin is an city warrior with restricted floor clearance and car-like dealing with traits. For a big car with a excessive middle of gravity, the Pathfinder stays moderately flat by means of corners and absorbs bumps and waves nicely, whereas all-wheel drive assists with energy supply and moist traction. The suspension is firmer than most in its class, leading to higher restoration from greater bumps however a much less plush experience on pockmarked inner-city streets. The V6 has first rate energy reserves and the nine-speed automated transmission shifts easily, however it’s comparatively thirsty, consuming a mean of 10.5 l/100km.
Three and a half stars
Spacious and comfy, with loads of room for bigger logs, though you pay for the scale on the pump.
Toyota Kluger Grande V6, from about $79,310 drive-away.Less expensive with comparable tools. Extra energy and torque in addition to higher gasoline effectivity.
Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD, beginning at round $81,500. Cheaper, with solely six seats, however comparable tools. 4-cylinder turbo has much less energy however extra torque.
Hyundai Palisade AWD, from about $83,364 Drive-Away. Entrance-wheel drive solely, powered by an even bigger, thirstier V6 with extra energy and torque. The cabin feels extra fashionable.
NISSAN PATHFINDER Ti-L
PRICE From $86,800 by automobile
WARRANTIES 5 years, limitless miles, $2581 over 5 years
ENGINE 3.5 liter petrol V6, 202 kW and 340 Nm
SECURITY 9 airbags, automated emergency braking, automated rear braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane protecting and blind spot help, velocity signal recognition
SPARE PART house saver
CHARGE 554 liters
Initially posted as 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti-L New Automotive Evaluate