2012 Nissan Pathfinder Review
Nissan was thinking about family trips when they built the Pathfinder. The roomy interior is great for kids and there’s room for the family dog to come along too. It’s loaded with safety features and has the nice blend of form and function preferred by modern families.
The standard 4.0 liter V6 engine delivers the economical fuel use needed on a long trip. The parents doing all the driving will be a little more comfortable with features like a tilt steering column, cruise control, and a trip computer. If your group encounters a little bad weather along the way, the rear window intermittent washer and wiper system along with the rear window defroster will be a lot of help. The four wheel drive is there if bad road conditions get in your way.
The Nissan Pathfinder is well equipped for handling and safety with front and rear crumple zones along with front seat mounted side-impact airbags and side door guard beams dramatically increase the safety of the passengers. There are also three point height adjustable seat belts in the rear and three point seat belts with pretensioners installed in the front. The four-wheel power vented disc brakes are there if a sudden stop is necessary.
Body color door handles, bumpers, and fender flares create the smooth appearance of the Pathfinder. The modern design of the door and the high placement of the handle blends the rear doors in to the overall look. Inside, there is a spacious interior with a luxury trim. Rear privacy glass along with child safety rear door locks gives a subtle layer of protection to the area where the kids usually sit. Dual cup holders for every seat and bottle holders in the front area are nice features when the family grabs a meal along the way.
The Nissan Pathfinder comes with a full size spare tire with a steel wheel. It also has a stainless steel exhaust. For those moments when the Pathfinder is not moving, there is an Immobilizer theft deterrent system available.
If you are in the Boston or Brockton MA area and looking for the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, stop by Nissan 24 to test drive a Nissan today!