If you’re looking for one of the top rated midsize SUVs on the market, then look no further. The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is a very affordable SUV with 3 rows. That’s enough room for the whole family.
But is it right for all types of drivers? Maybe, maybe not. The Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for 2015 to accommodate several different kinds of buyers.
There’s great features that will appeal to pretty much everyone. But… there is a few aspects that you should be aware of before making your final decision.
Without further ado, here’s our 2015 Nissan Pathfinder review…
2015 Nissan Pathfinder Review
What’s new for 2015?
Well, this year there’s a new powerful engine under the hood. It’s a 3.5-liter V6 and CVT. You can choose between front or all wheel drive. Whatever you prefer.
The other enhancements include an upscale interior design with seating for seven, blind-spot warning systems and rear cross traffic alert systems.
The family entertainment package comes with dual headrest DVD screens in the back seats. This will please your children and stop them from annoying you on long road trips.
Nissan has made improvements to the transmission, too. Now it gets better gas mileage than it did in the past… without sacrificing its performance. And since it was already gas efficient, you’re going to enjoy it even more.
But there’s more…
1. It has excellent performance
The V6 engine should not be taken lightly. In fact, it consistently nails excellent performance, along with improved gas mileage. You’ll enjoy the gas mileage of 20 MPG city driving and 27 MPG on the open highway.
If you’re worried about a clunky SUV that’s annoying to drive, then don’t be. It comes with controlled motions, a smooth ride and very responsive steering. It’s a real joy to drive.
2. Luxury Materials
They didn’t cheap out on this model, that’s for sure. Inside, there are upscale materials that will be long-lasting… even with regular use. And, it will make the car look great for many years to come. The Pathfinder won’t let you down in this category, that’s for sure.
3. Easy Access to Seating
If you need more room for your passengers, then you’ll love having a third row. And even more, you’ll love how accessible it is in the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. It stands apart from the competition by offering a sliding middle row.
It’s very easy to clamber into. Plus, you’ll love the spacious seating in the first and second rows too.
4. Tri-Zone Climate Control
Tired of hearing the kids saying it’s too cold or too hot in the back? Now you won’t have to listen to ’em. In the Pathfinder, there’s 3 separate climate controls for each row. That makes it much more convenient for your passengers.
With other vehicles, it takes forever for the temperature to reach the back from the front. With the Pathfinder, you can enjoy faster temperature control… which… will prevent a lot of nagging.
5. Easier Parking
For many, driving a SUV can be challenging. Especially when backing into a tight space. Nissan has made it easier for you to park by including rear parking sensors and a rearview camera on every single model.
The SL and Platinum trim levels have blind-spot warning systems and rear cross-traffic alert that will prevent you from getting into an accident on the highway while you’re merging lanes. Of course, you should always check your blind-spot just to be safe.
6. High Crash Test Ratings
If you’re concerned with safety… or… if you’re worried about how durable the Pathfinder is in a collision, then you’ll be glad to hear that the Pathfinder boasts the highest safety ratings available.
The SUV rated 5-stars overall in testing… and… received 4-stars for total frontal-impact protection.
7. Smooth and Comfortable Ride
For most people, choosing an SUV comes down to how well it drives. And with the 2015 Pathfinder, it receives high marks for an enjoyable, comfortable ride.
It has an excellent suspension system… which… will absorb the bumps and shocks on pavement to ensure that everyone’s comfortable. Before making a final decision on trim levels, you should understand that the ride is stiffer with 20-inch wheels on the Platinum model.
8. User-friendly Controls
One of the most attractive features on the Pathfinder is the user-friendly controls and options. You won’t have to reach for the owner’s manual because the knobs are very straightforward. And, the touch screen isn’t hard to use. No more cursing and swearing trying to figure out which button does what.
9. Smart Transmission for Better Fuel Economy
The transmission uses a D-Step Logic system that lets the system operate smoothly through a series of steps. It stops high-revving behavior that’s found in a CVT… and… lets the transmission shift in smaller increments for the best fuel efficiency.
This technology will save you a couple thousand dollars as you add a few years to it.
10. Light on the Tires
You’ll be glad to hear that the Pathfinder won’t wear out your tires extremely fast. It’s more like a sedan than an SUV. It has refined steering and handling that will make you forget that this is a mid-size SUV. Plus… it’s much lighter compared to other brands in its class.
You can fit a lot of passengers and still enjoy a smooth ride. What more can you ask for?
For the most part, this is a great choice for a mid-size SUV. With an extra third row, you’ll be able to fit a lot more passengers. The car pooling will save you a lot of money on gas.
Plus… if you don’t need the third row, you can always fold it down into the floor boards. This gives it extra cargo space to store your goods, too.
It has the best gas mileage for its class… and… the smooth handling make it a joy to drive. It’s eye-catching, too… which I’m sure you’ll appreciate. All in all, it’s very affordable, has the handling of a sedan… and… has tons of cargo space.
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