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The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder has been redesigned to give everyone a more comfortable and safe ride. Being a more refined crossover utility vehicle, it houses special features that heighten its appearance, appeal and performance -- making it ideal for modern drivers!
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder left its truck-based origins and transformed into a more civilized family-friendly vehicle. It is now a midsized 3-row SUV with a smoother, better ride.
No other vehicle in its class offers the choice of 2-wheel drive (2WD), four-wheel drive (4WD) and Auto Modes. The All-Mode 4x4i can be switched to 4WD on rough terrain or unfavorable weather and then switched back to 2WD for better mileage. The intuitive Auto Mode senses slippery roads or rough terrains and automatically adjusts power to each wheel. And, when things get back to normal, it switches back to 2WD.
Though tackling trails is no longer its top priority, the 2016 transformation guarantees the Pathfinder to be the most fuel efficient in its class.
The latest generation of the Pathfinder is no longer the squared-off SUV it used to be. It is now enhanced with well-trimmed curves and rounded edges. Its upward sloping grill with two large headlights exemplifies toughness and masculinity, as well as uncompromising utility and versatility.
This midsize crossover SUV has special features such as a bird's eye monitor and third row access systems. It is lighter than its full-sized crossover counterparts and includes hydraulic-electric steering, which helps to provide a comfortable driving experience.
Regardless of the number of passengers, the Pathfinder is sure to provide a pleasant, comfortable, sophisticated ride. It projects a familiar design with its bold curves, chrome grill and sculpted fenders.
Power and Performance:
Nissan Pathfinder‘s base type (S), SV, SL and Platinum trim level options are powered by 3.5L engine that offers 260 hp at 6400 rpm and 240 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. They also use a continuously variable transmission timing control system (CVTCS) which can be matched either with the front-wheel drive (FWD) or the all-wheel drive (AWD). The AWD system includes a feature that can fix power distribution, which greatly helps the Pathfinder on rough roads.
The EPA rated the Pathfinder’s fuel economy at 8.6 L/100km on highway and 11.9 L/100km in city driving for FWD, and 8.9 L/100km on highway and 12.1 L/100km in city driving for an AWD system. A properly equipped Pathfinder is expected to tow up to 2,268 kgs.
The Nissan Pathfinder has been popular as a hauling vehicle because of its smooth and stable ride. It is guaranteed to perform on rough roads thanks to its incredible steering response and the ability to absorb bumps and irregularities on the roads.
Interiors and Special Features:
The Pathfinder's cabin is made of high-quality materials, which contributes to its attractive luxury appearance with masculine appeal. Its gauges, controls and 8-inch touchscreen interface are intuitive and user friendly.
The first two rows offer convenient and supportive seats while the second row seats can be reclined or repositioned for greater comfort or more space. The Nissan Pathfinder also offers plenty of cargo space, but for even more space the second and third row seats can be folded flat to accommodate.
Providing a cabin that is both well-built and well-outfitted with a wide range of options, this versatile SUV is made has an exceptional design that is functional and stylish.
The Nissan Pathfinder's standard safety features include airbags (front-seat side, full-length side curtain) and the traction and stability controls. It also includes anti-lock disc brakes, as well as rearview camera and rear parking sensors (exclude base S model(.
Most government crash tests have rated this midsized SUV with a five star rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given it the highest rating possible because of its safety features.
The Nissan Pathfinder has been retooled to be more useful to modern drivers. The upgrade paves the way to a decent body structure with sleek exterior curves and a powerful hybrid powertrain. Check out the new Pathfinder and discover how its redesign has made this family-friendly crossover utility vehicle a smart choice for family haulers.