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4th Generation Nissan Pathfinder Popularity Rolls On

Even with the risky transition from a rough and ready 4 x 4 off-roader to a premium family crossover in 2012, the more than three decade long winning streak of the Nissan Pathfinder has rolled on.

Refreshed in 2017 the Pathfinder really holds up in key practical ways while beginning show its vintage in a Frank Gehry inspired exterior sheet metal mania age. To jazz up the look a Midnight Edition option of blacked-out wheels and accents adds a contemporary menacing edge.  

On the road the Pathfinder keeps up a brisk pace with a 3.5 liter V6 producing 284 horsepower … up 24 horses in the most recent revise.

The upmarket interior leather seating, premium accents and a conveniently located and intuitive tech array play to the personal luxury appeal of this $31,000 to $44,000 Nissan. Meanwhile features like the rear security system that alerts the driver to check the rear seats before leaving and locking the car, and legit three-row 7 passenger seating, are clearly aimed at family vehicle buyers.

True to its Pathfinder name and off-road roots, the current 4 x 4 system offers easy selection 2 wheel drive, auto and 4 wheel drive lock modes and hill descent control, providing significant alt terrain prowess.