2019 Nissan Pathfinder: Family-Friendly with Seating for Seven

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The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is a 7-passenger SUV with bold styling and a roomy interior. Available with a choice of front-wheel or four-wheel drive, it’s a versatile choice with good cargo capacity and towing. It combines that capability with a solid suite of advanced safety features and amenities designed to make family life easier.

Power for the Pathfinder comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. It makes quick work of highway merges and delivers the power you need for highway passing.

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This isn’t a small vehicle, yet it never feels heavy or cumbersome. The Pathfinder responds quickly to steering inputs and stays controlled even during quick maneuvers. There’s minimal body roll in the corners making it more fun to drive than you’d expect from an SUV.

That powerful engine helps the Pathfinder tow up to 6,000 pounds, which adds to its versatility. As for cargo, there’s 16.2 cubic feet behind the third row, 47.4 cubic feet behind the second row, and 79.5 cubic feet behind the first row.

The Nissan Pathfinder offers solid capability beneath its attractive design. The four-wheel drive system in the Pathfinder lets the driver choose between auto, front-wheel drive, or four-wheel lock depending on road conditions. There’s also hill start assist and hill descent control to make steep grades more manageable.

Inside, there’s room for seven passengers with the typically stiff and tight third row. The kids won’t mind it too much and adults can manage a short time there, but longer trips will get uncomfortable quick. The first and second row, however, are very comfortable.

Accessing the third row isn’t such a struggle thanks to standard Latch and Glide. This tips up the second row to create a wider space behind the seats. Especially for adults, this makes getting into and out of that tight third row easier.

Depending on the trim you choose, available features include heated and cooled front seats with 8-way power adjustability and two-way lumbar for the driver. The front passenger gets a four-way power seat and even the second row gets attention with a standard manual recline feature.

Infotainment includes a standard 8-inch touchscreen, even on the base model, with AM/FM/CD and 6-speaker audio system. There’s an available rear seat entertainment system for the kids and Bose 13-speaker audio system for the grown-ups.

On the safety front, the Pathfinder gets standard automatic emergency braking with the option for blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert. There’s also standard rear door alert that reminds you to check the backseat when those doors have been opened so nothing is accidentally left behind.

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Pricing on the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder makes it an affordable choice with a range of four trims, each with available front-wheel or four-wheel drive. Starting price is $31,530 for the base S with front-wheel drive and goes up to $44,560 for the luxurious Platinum with four-wheel drive.

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder offers the features families want with pricing to help them stay on budget.

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Nicole Wakelin

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