2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Pros: Competitive pricing; user-friendly audio and climate controls; comfortable ride, especially in highway cruising

Cons: Disappointing fuel economy; higher noise levels than many class competitors; 3rd-row seating is sized for kids

CG Says: The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has few changes after its significant updates last year. Automatic emergency braking is now standard. A new Rear Door Alert reminds drivers to check the backseat for passengers before leaving the vehicle. Pathfinder is a crossover midsize SUV with three rows of seating. The sole powertrain is a 284-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 paired with a CVT transmission. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available on all models. Available features include surround-view camera with moving-object detection, hands-free liftgate, and adaptive cruise control. Nissan’s 7-passenger midsize SUV offers smooth power and excellent cargo flexibility, along with fine driving manners and a good selection of features at reasonable prices. The Pathfinder’s primary demerit is real-world fuel economy that doesn’t live up to many class competitors.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $31,765
AWD S: $33,455
SV: $34,455
AWD SV: $36,145
SL: $38,475
AWD SL: $40,165
Platinum: $43,295
AWD Platinum: $44,985

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
284
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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