Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check is repurposed from our test of the 2013 Nissan Murano, but our results apply to the 2014 model.
Nissan’s redesigned family-friendly seven-passenger Pathfinder may have stolen some of the spotlight from its smaller sibling, the Murano, but the midsize crossover still offers a good amount of room and comfort for five passengers. Easy to access Latch anchors made installing most child-safety seats a breeze, but annoying buckle straps complicate booster usage.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors were easy to access thanks in part to the seat’s flexible cushion. The three tether anchors on the seatbacks were also very easy to find.
- Both the rear- and forward-facing convertibles were easy to install and fit well; we did not have to move the front passenger seat forward to make room for the convertible in the rear-facing position.
What We Don’t
- We had to move the front-passenger seat forward quite a bit to make room for the infant seat. Front-seat passenger comfort was compromised.
- The seat belt buckles are on long, floppy straps, so it’ll be difficult for smaller kids to buckle-up independently. The buckle also got stuck behind our booster, complicating installation.