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Since again we’ve had eight Prime Ministers, John Farnham has retired and alternate eighteen times, and the Pathfinder has acquired from a simple off-roader into a road-biased seven-seat crossover.
It ability accept absent from its aboriginal remit, but the Pathfinder is still an important cog in Nissan’s ambit of SUVs. With no ute-based archetypal to booty on the Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X, the Pathfinder is the alone full-sized seven-seater the cast has to woo ancestors buyers.
Priced from $66,390 afore on-road costs, the top-spec Ti AWD we accept actuality isn’t cheap. Ability comes from a 3.5-litre petrol V6 agent authoritative 202kW and 340Nm akin with a CVT, put to all four auto through a switchable all-wheel drive system.
Despite what the early-2000s ads told us, agee the four-wheel drive bite doesn’t change the appearance through the windshield. Not that the boilerplate client is acceptable to anguish too abundant off-roading. This is a adequate ancestors bus that’ll alive on the blacktop.
With that in mind, it’s loaded with alive assurance and accessibility features. It gets free emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree surround-view monitor, and blind-spot monitoring.
This actuality the Ti, you additionally get affluence of animal comforts. The advanced seats are acrimonious and electrically adjustable, the council cavalcade adjusts electrically, and the outboard rear seats are acrimonious as well.
There’s an ball arrangement in the aback with a DVD amateur and costly headphones, too, which is an complete absolution on alley trips area the kids won’t shut up. The Bose complete arrangement packs a bite if that’s your adopted way of drowning the kids out, too.
Although there’s a continued account of accepted inclusions up front, the way it’s all laid out is actual 2010. The 8.0-inch infotainment arrangement sits aloft a coffer of buttons and switches aggregate with the Patrol and 370Z, and the rotary aeronautics ambassador on the manual adit is about bombastic accustomed best things map-related can be operated from the touchscreen.
Despite a 2017 update, the 8.0-inch touchscreen lags abaft the articulation leaders. The cartoon are basal at best, and it lacks the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology that’s assuredly clarification through the Nissan range.
Although the berth is a bit bland, the active position is excellent, with affluence of acclimation for the council caster and driver’s seat, and the seats themselves cradle cartage like a arid covering recliner.
Second-row cartage are able-bodied catered for with USB allegation ports, 12V plugs, and air vents. The bank folds 60/40 and slides on rails, and the ‘EZ Flex’ arrangement makes admission to the third row a cinch. Although the seats themselves are adequately collapsed and hard, the Pathfinder offers acreage of leg- and knee allowance for gangling passengers, alike with taller drivers up front.
It’s impressively ample in the third row, too, area there’s affluence of allowance and legroom for teenagers or beneath adults. With able air vents in the pillars and roof, cartage in the ‘back back’ get a adequate ride.
There’s alike a binding point for a adolescent bank aback there. Essentially, the Pathfinder offers added amplitude for cartage than best seven-seat crossovers, although it still avalanche abbreviate of purpose-built bodies movers like the Honda Odyssey for absolute practicality.
Speaking of which, the cossack offers 473L of amplitude with the third row up, 1354L with it folded, and a whopping 2260L with the additional row flat. There’s additionally amplitude for accoutrements or arcade with the third row raised, article few seven-seat SUVs can match.
Key to all this amplitude is the Pathfinder’s (not bad, good) size.
It’s massive, barometer 5042mm long, 1960mm advanced and 1766mm tall. That makes it 53mm best and 44mm added than a Holden Acadia, and 162mm best and 35mm added than the accepted Toyota Kluger.
It additionally dwarfs the Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe and Skoda Kodiaq, all of which attempt with the Pathfinder by advantage of their seven-seat configurations.
Unfortunately, that ‘bigness’ agency the Pathfinder can be a bit arduous to pilot in the city. The council is apathetic (and heavy) at three turns lock-to-lock, and the car’s alpine windows and arrogant active position can’t adumbrate the actuality it’s a beefy ancestors bus.
Power comes from a 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol agent pumping out 202kW and 340Nm, akin with a CVT transmission.
As you’d apprehend of a Nissan six, it’s blessed to rev and pulls acerb bottomward low. It hauls the Pathfinder’s not-inconsiderable 2046kg anatomy about after absolutely breaking a sweat. Clarification is good, with basal wind and agent babble cheating into the berth at connected speeds.
In befitting with that accepted faculty of clarification the car’s ride is bendable and floaty, with a focus on circadian comfort. It wallows about in the corners, but if you’ve wandered into the Pathfinder assured a high-riding 370Z Nismo the botheration isn’t with Nissan, it’s with you.
The CVT does a appropriate job captivation the agent in its candied spot, and mimics ‘real gears’ beneath ablaze burke inputs for a added accustomed feeling. Although the revs blaze occasionally back you absolutely coffin the throttle, it’s about a appealing calm companion.
The capital check with the 3.5-litre agent is its biggy thirst. Nissan claims 10.1L/100km on the accumulated cycle, but we saw added than 15.0L/100km in burghal driving, and 7.9L/100km on a abiding artery run.
Prepare for some ample petrol bills if your Pathfinder lives in the burghal jungle, or if you’re planning to use anywhere abreast all the car’s 2700kg tow rating.
Nissan does action a hybrid-powered Pathfinder, which depression the 3.5-litre agent for a supercharged 2.5-litre four and a 15kW electric motor. If abridgement is aerial on your account of priorities, it claims 8.5L/100km on the accumulated cycle.
Although this Ti 4WD has a four-wheel drive approach about-face on the manual tunnel, it isn’t a able off-roader. It runs with front-biased torque breach in ‘auto’ (although a sliver of ability is about beatific aback beneath acceleration) and authentic front-wheel drive bound in two-wheel drive, while flicking into ‘four-wheel drive lock’ armament a 50/50 torque split.
As we’ve said in antecedent reviews, it offers abundant to get you bottomward a addled or albino admission alley but can’t bout ute-based SUVs like the Isuzu MU-X and Ford Everest on annihilation added than a blaze trail. Nissan Australia still doesn’t accept annihilation to action in that segment, although it no agnosticism still wants the Terra we collection in the Philippines.
The Pathfinder is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre assurance and bristles years of roadside assistance. Maintenance takes abode every 10,000km or 12 months and will amount $1802 including the anchor aqueous changes appropriate every 24 months.
It isn’t the sexiest SUV around, but the Pathfinder is assuredly fit for purpose.
With amplitude for a growing ancestors and a hard-wearing, adequate interior, it’s one of the best applied seven-seat crossovers on the market.
But there are bigger looking, nicer active alternatives out there, and abeyant buyers will charge to agency the Pathfinder’s agog V6 agent into their abiding calculations.