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The holiday season has many of us thinking about our families and if you’re in the need of a new sports utility vehicle fit for the kids, you might want to take a look at the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. The company began selling the vehicle in 1987. Since then, it has undergone plenty of changes …

While much attention has gone to the compact market, there is still plenty of appeal remaining for the midsize SUV segment thanks to models like the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder packs many perks families will love. Here’s a breakdown on how the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder compares to other models in its class. For the …

Rating 77/100 Background If you’re looking to transport up to seven passengers in reasonable comfort, the three-row 2015 Nissan Pathfinder just might be the right car for you. While the Pathfinder used to be a true SUV that rode on a truck platform, its most recent redesign ushered in a carlike crossover SUV design. It …

Rating 83/100 Background Over the past few years, automakers have been transforming their old-school truck-based SUVs into kinder, gentler, car-based crossovers. Last year the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder became the latest example of this trend and, by almost all measures, it has emerged the better for it. Although this seven-passenger Pathfinder lost some of its predecessors’ …

Rating 82/100 Background Adapt or die. This Darwinian adage applies to birds, business and, well, family SUVs. And so the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder adapts to the needs of consumers by breaking away from its trucklike, off-road-ready roots to become a more comfortable, car-based, family-ready crossover SUV. The previous Pathfinder was a heavy, rugged truck adept …

Rating 77/100 Background The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder has long been known for being a rugged SUV with decent off-road capabilities. This third-generation version that dates back to 2005 is no different. It can still hold its own after the pavement ends, thanks to a robust platform based on the full-size Nissan Titan pickup truck. With …

Rating 68/100 Background Once a compact five-passenger hauler with nimble feet off-road, the Nissan Pathfinder finds itself in the clutches of middle-age gravity. It’s now larger, heavier and sturdier than its younger self. In some respects, that’s not a bad thing. Powered by a V6 or V8, perched atop the same sturdy truck chassis as …

Rating 65/100 Background Back in the 1990s, Nissan found a path to success with its Pathfinder SUV — one of the pioneers in the class of rugged off-roading vehicles that made the transition to family on-road use. Yet with rising gas prices and the advent of crossovers, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder finds itself on a …

Rating 70/100 Background You can take the truck out of the wilderness, but can you take the wilderness out of the truck? That’s the big question mark hovering over the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. Built on a sturdy frame derived from the full-size Nissan Titan and Armada, the current Pathfinder definitely has its roots firmly planted …

Rating 67/100 Background The funny thing about the Nissan Pathfinder is how it seems to search for a new identity every few years. Born in the late 1980s as a rugged body-on-frame two-door meant for tackling trails, the Pathfinder morphed into a unit-bodied four-door with a creamy suspension by the later ’90s. When the current …

Rating 63/100 Background In recent years, the Nissan Pathfinder has been on the horns of an identity crisis. Born in 1986, the sport-ute was originally conceived as a rugged outdoorsman. It was a two-door, body-on-frame hauler designed to tackle trails with the best of them, and its clarity of purpose won the Nissan its share …

For many families, SUVs have replaced sedans as their vehicle of choice. While sedans offer many family-friendly features such as great safety ratings, cost-saving fuel economy, and creative storage solutions, families prefer the versatility only SUVs can offer. One of the biggest drivers of preference is vehicle profile. Simply, many prefer to sit higher to …