2019 Nissan Pathfinder Review & Compare | San Bernardino, CA

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Review and Comparison at Larry H. Miller Nissan San Bernardino

Meet the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

Way back in 1987, Nissan presented us with a tough new SUV built off of the rugged Nissan D21 Pickup truck: the Nissan Pathfinder. While over the years the Pathfinder has softened its edges, eased up on the off-roading, and added in a wide variety of creature comforts, the latest 2019 Nissan Pathfinder still brings you plenty of full-size SUV power, performance, versatility, and utility. It's come a long way in over thirty years, but it still honors its rugged roots by offering an exceptional automotive experience.

How Versatile is the Pathfinder?

The newest Nissan Pathfinder is up for just about any job with sizable passenger, towing, and cargo capacities. Standard three-row seating offers space for up to seven. The reclining third row can feel cramped for adult passengers, though legroom can be increased by sliding forward the second-row seats. Heated front and rear seats as well as three-zone climate control make the Pathfinder comfortable for the whole crew.

The Pathfinder offers a sizable cargo space easily accessed via a motion-activated power tailgate. The second and third row seats fold nearly flat to provide 79.5 cubic-feet of cargo room, and clever under-floor storage offers you secure storage space for smaller items.

How Powerful is the Pathfinder?

While most crossover SUVs out there today come with small four-cylinder engines, every new Nissan Pathfinder brings comes standard with a potent V6 motor. The 3.5-liter V6 provides a more than capable 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Paired to a quick and responsive Continuously Variable Transmission, this powerplant will take you--and up to 6,000 pounds of trailer--anywhere you need to go quickly and confidently.

Although powerful, the Nissan Pathfinder still manages to be plenty fuel efficient with up to 27 MPG highway and 20 MPG city with two-wheel-drive or 27 MPG highway and 20 MPG city with all-wheel-drive. The Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system provides you with optimal control of the road and the trail with automatic engine power redistribution, giving you better handling in rough conditions and weather.

For extremely low-traction environments, you can lock the all-wheel-drive system for maximum capability. Nissan's innovative Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system is exceptional for everyday drives and rough weather, but it doesn't quite keep up with the off-road abilities of the Nissan Xterra or Nissan Frontier.

What's in the Nissan Pathfinder?

The Pathfinder offers up a variety of modern safety, tech, and entertainment options without stretching out the expense. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety systems are especially notable, and they are standard on several models. Nissan Intelligent Mobility includes features like the four-camera Intelligent Around View Monitor system, Intelligent Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The Nissan Pathfinder can be equipped with a full rear-seat entertainment system to keep the crew entertained, featuring dual rear entertainment screens with HDMI inputs and smart device mirroring technology. Optional Bose deluxe surround sound with Acoustic Waveguide Technology offers you and yours a refined audio experience from every position.

Nissan equips the new Pathfinder with a full complement of connectivity features. Connect your smartphone with Bluetooth, USB A, and USB C ports, stay informed with NissanConnect, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, and drive with confidence with Nissan Navigation. The instrument cluster features an Advanced Drive-Assist Display system with navigation, safety, entertainment, and vehicle alerts, all at a natural, easy-to-read angle that helps you keep your eyes on the road.

Should I Choose the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV?

For those who need the full-size SUV experience with plenty of efficiency and an easy-going price, the Nissan Pathfinder is a great option. It offers you a great balance of features, performance power, fuel-efficiency, and capability without compromising safety, styling, or affordability. You'll have room for the whole team and all their gear, and the Pathfinder's powertrain will take you wherever you care to go with confidence and power to spare.

Those looking for trailblazing off-road abilities or commercial-grade power, however, may want to consider alternatives like the Nissan Frontier, Nissan Titan, and Nissan Xterra. For everything else, it's tough to beat the seven passenger Nissan Pathfinder. With so much to offer, you can't go wrong with the Pathfinder.


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