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By Cars.com Staff
September 22, 2010
The Nissan Pathfinder is a body-on-frame SUV that comes standard with three rows of seats for seven-passenger capacity. It's the smaller sibling to Nissan's full-size Armada. The Pathfinder comes in S, SV (formerly SE), Silver Edition and LE trims with a V-6 engine; a V-8 is available only in the LE. Competitors include the Jeep Commander and Ford Explorer.
New for 2011 A new Silver Edition model that commemorates the Pathfinder's 25th anniversary comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-free phone operation, XM radio (subscription required after a three-month trial) and Nissan's integrated key-fob entry system.
Exterior The Pathfinder features short overhangs and pronounced fender flares. The rear door handles are placed vertically on the C-pillars, and the SUV has an integrated front bumper. The Pathfinder's grille design is similar to the Armada's. Exterior features include:
16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
Standard power mirrors
Optional running boards
Optional automatic headlamps
Optional heated mirrors
Optional power moonroof
Rear window can flip up independent of liftgate
Interior Seven-passenger seating includes split, folding second and third rows. The front passenger seat also folds. The second-row seat is split 40/20/40. The 50/50-split third row folds into the floor with the head restraints in place. Eight utility hooks are installed in the rear cargo area, and storage is provided under the second-row seats. Interior features include:
Available cloth or leather seating surfaces
Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
Optional heated front seats
Optional Bose audio system
Optional DVD entertainment system with 7-inch color monitor
Optional navigation system
Optional heated steering wheel
Under the Hood The Pathfinder is available with either a V-6 or V-8 engine. All Pathfinders have a five-speed automatic transmission. All models can have rear- or four-wheel drive, which includes automatic and low-range modes, except the LE V-8, which is four-wheel drive only. When properly equipped, the Pathfinder can tow up to 7,000 pounds. A tow-hitch receiver is standard. Mechanical features include:
266-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with 288 pounds-feet of torque
310-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 with 388 pounds-feet of torque
Five-speed automatic transmission
Rear-wheel drive; part-time or full-time four-wheel drive
Safety Safety features include:
Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
Standard antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution
Standard electronic stability and traction control
Optional rearview camera
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