The Nissan Pathfinder has been a largely successful model for the Japanese carmaker, with sales throughout the world. Carbuyer says that the go-anywhere capability of the Pathfinder makes it a solid, rugged off-roader, although this impacts its ability to compete with models from marques like Land Rover when it comes to luxury.
Third generation Nissan Pathfinder (2004 - 2014)
The third generation Nissan Pathfinder was the first generation to be made available in the UK, unlike its two predecessors. It was based around the Dunehawk Concept first showcased in Frankfurt in 2003, before the Pathfinder was unveiled at the North American Auto Show in 2004. This model was a fully redesigned version of those seen previously, known as the R51, which used the Nissan F-Alpha platform and saw a return to body-on-frame construction.
This redesigned model saw the Pathfinder vehicle taken worldwide, becoming available internationally rather than focused within North America and Japan. This was also the first model to introduce a third row of seats to the inside of the Pathfinder.
In 2010 Nissan unveiled an updated version at the Geneva Motor Show, designed for sale in certain markets including Europe. It was now available with a Nissan 3.0 L turbodiesel engine, producing an impressive 240 bhp, with combined cycle CO2 emissions falling by 40g/km to 224g/km. This now gives the Pathfinder class competitive figures. Certain markets were also available with a version of the engine equipped with diesel particulate filters.
Revised models were also given an updated front and rear to create an overall new look, designed to differentiate them from the models that had come before them. To the front of the Pathfinder a new bonnet and revised grille was included, with a new bumper assembly. The overall length was also increased by around 80mm, adding a more sporty touch to the car.
The practicality of the Pathfinder is one of its stand-out features, with similar dimensions to the popular Navara pick-up model. There is room for seven people in the Pathfinder, with all of the seats able to fold flat to increase the boot space from 190 litres to a seriously impressive 2,091 litres. The split tailgate feature is another option that is often popular with buyers, as is the impressive three-tonne towing capability.
According to Auto Express the Pathfinder has tons of safety features, including driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags and Nissan''s ESP+ safety package as standard. Euro NCAP safety testing resulted in the Pathfinder being given a four out of five star rating. The durable nature of most off-road vehicles, which is where the Pathfinder is really intended to excel, means that reliability issues shouldn''t be a concern, with most Nissan models generally having a relatively good reputation when it comes to reliability.
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