But if your path has tree stumps, rocks, ruts or mud, or if your boat or trailer weighs a couple of tons the Pathfinder may fit. Though nowhere near the off-roader that the Pathfinder is, the Highlander is a much better choice for shoppers who need seven seats and want a more comfortable experience. Electronic stability control is also standard. The transmission, which is specially tuned for each engine application, features a wide gear ratio spread for maximum acceleration performance and a Direct Control System to provide smooth shift quality. Virtually all sport-utility vehicles now come with an array of safety features aimed at protecting occupants and preventing accidents in the first place, and the 2010 Pathfinder is no exception.
With Tom Lankard reporting from Bainbridge Island, Washington. Please visit our website at and if you have any questions you can always call us at 877 211-6924. Probably a Monday misunderstanding, but that in my opinion is a red flag. They feature precision-formed ridges, high side walls and patented Nibs for no-muss, no-fuss protection. Storage-wise, the 2010 Pathfinder is able to swallow up a large amount of gear, both on top of and inside the car. This is activated while the particulate filter is being regenerated - a process of which the driver is completely unaware - but significantly means the opportunity for unburnt fuel to pollute the engine oil is removed. The clean nose sweeping into the front arches reminds of a Dodge Nitro, but Pathfinder's minimal overhangs, angular edges, semi-concealed rear door handles and vertical hatch maintain its roots as a genuine off-road worthy four-wheel drive.
Combined with the folding front passenger seat, the cabin is able to swallow lengthy cargo, but the Pathfinder's interior is just as well suited to everyday commutes, and delivers a roomy, comfortable environment. For greater efficiency, graphite-coated pistons, microfinished forged steel crankshaft and microfinished camshaft help reduce friction. The rear door storage bins are now large enough to hold a standard Nissan First Aid kit. Two gloveboxes are provided, and one of them locks. Other reviewers seem to expect a Lexus ride but that is not this truck so don't expect it. And unlike the sloping hatch of many crossovers, the Pathfinder's upright hatch doesn't impinge on cargo room and sheds snow and ice much better.
Launched at the Geneva Motor Show, the improved new-look Nissan Navara and Pathfinder models are due on sale across Europe in April 2010. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. The bluetooth, auto 4x4, heated sets, navigation with real time traffic, heated steering wheel, power pedals and all the other amentities that are standard are extra with the other manufacturers. The is geared toward a different crowd than the Nissan Pathfinder. This surprised me as I previously had a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. With a sturdy, fully boxed frame and 4-wheel drive, combined with a 4-wheel independent suspension, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder offers a good combination of serious towing, hauling and off-roading ability while providing a competent and comfortable ride on-road.
The fasteners could possibly come out of the steering column. Cheap plastic makes up the dash. Probably a Monday misunderstanding, but that in my opinion is a red flag. I didn't expect a soft ride or great gas mileage so I got what I wanted. Options for all models include a nav system with a 9.
Using experience gained during the development of the Alliance 2. I would not be afraid to recommend any family or friend to this dealer. Driving Impressions The invigorating drive that characterized the first Pathfinders remains, it's just been refined without giving up the performance the Pathfinder-faithful crave, both on trail and on highway. I called back because I can understand the misunderstanding, I may have seemed as if I wasn't interested and just goofing off. Now entering the third year of its third-generation design, the popular Pathfinder has grown substantially in size, comfort, performance, seating capacity, utility and innovation, yet it remains true to its roots as the companion of choice for active family adventures.
Each section of the middle row folds individually, and a simple latch pull pops the outer seats forward for third row access. Bose Audio With its ten speakers and powerful subwoofer, this system may not literally be able to blow the doors off the Pathfinder, but it sure feels like it. Be careful when you use the cruise control,one time it slipped. Pathfinder is also available with the 5. Among the changes are the arrival of a new and technically advanced 3. Equipment improvements include a new Speed Limiter, which is incorporated into the existing cruise control system. Nissan equips every Pathfinder with front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, the last for outboard occupants in all three rows.
Before you head out to buy a new Pathfinder, be sure to check out our Fair Purchase Prices to see what consumers are currently paying for their new vehicles. In short, the V6 is a great engine and we recommend it highly. The fasteners could possibly come out of the steering column. On the outside, a 200-pound-capacity roof rack is standard on the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder, including a handle to help when loading. The only issue we found was that the Pathfinder's suspension doesn't have the wheel articulation needed for more precarious boulder-scrambling. V6 models, meanwhile, are given a discreet V6 badge at the leading edge of both front doors while V6 Nissan Pathfinder also gain a new side moulding across the doors. Maximum towing capacity for V6-equipped Pathfinders is 6,000 pounds when properly equipped for towing.
Practical touches mean the storage bins can now happily hold an A3 map book as well as a one-litre bottle. Over the combined cycle manual versions use 8. The central screen displays images from the rearview camera whenever you shift into Reverse, a feature that's available even if you don't order the optional navigation system. A rear-view camera is optional. For 2010, six exterior colors are available: Super Black, Silver Lightning, Dark Slate, Red Brick, Avalanche and Navy Blue. As well as improving fit and finish, the material used has also been enhanced. You can put small adults back there because of the low floor line, or if you want the skis indoors, fold the left side seats and sit on the right.
The 2010 Pathfinder comes with a superb V6 engine and we highly recommend it. Interior Jump into a Pathfinder and you are greeted by luxurious perforated heated leather front seats, mercurial-looking pewter console trim, and a central control area that appears capable of landing an aircraft. With this suv you can actually go off road because it is built for it! For a 5,000-pound four-wheel-drive, that's quite competitive. Nissan equips every Pathfinder with front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, the last for outboard occupants in all three rows. Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Nissan service department immediately! Since it's based on a truck and not a minivan, the mid-size Pathfinder won't have the room of the minivan. I am a fan of Japanese autos. Though nowhere near the off-roader that the Pathfinder is, the Highlander is a much better choice for shoppers who need seven seats and want a more comfortable experience.