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2024 Nissan Pathfinder S: Review, Specs, and Price – If you’re looking for family-friendly transportation The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder easily meets the specifications however don’t let its appearance convince you that it’s able to tackle similar terrain to the Jeep or Land Rover. The upgraded Rock Creek Edition fails to increase the needle in off-road capabilities. Instead, the Pathfinder remains firmly on its pavement. The smooth V-6 engine offers sufficient power, the suspension is tuned to be comfortable as well and its interior is spacious as well as quiet. The towing capacity is also impressive up to a maximum of 6000 pounds. This exceeds the capacity that rivals including the Hyundai Palisade the Kia Telluride, and the Toyota Highlander offer. In the end, we believe it’s worth the money available in mid-sized SUVs. It also has a range of choices to please drivers by offering better control or having legitimate off-road capabilities.
Nissan’s mid-size SUV will be available until 2024 without a variation from the previous year. The tough-looking Rock Creek Edition that was launched last year will come by 2024. Even though Nissan will equip both the S and SV Pathfinders with desirable driver assistance options, we’d suggest opting for the higher-priced SL version if you have your budget. Moving up from SV includes the more powerful 9.0-inch information system, 360-degree camera, as well as Wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity. The SL Premium package for $2990 adds the Pathfinder absolutely luxurious. It comes equipped with 20-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof as well as a Bose stereo system as well as heated rear seats as well as wireless charging for smartphones. This package comes with everything required to make the most of the capacity of 6000 pounds towing.
Highlights of the features highlights for the Pathfinder are:
- 18-inch wheels
- Headlights with LEDs
- Keyless proximity entry and the push button to start
- Three-zone automatic climate control
- Seating for eight passengers (second-row bench seat)
- Display with touchscreen size 8 inches
- Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto smartphone integration
- Six-speaker audio system
Each Pathfinder is also equipped with:
- Blind-spot warning and back cross-traffic signal (alerts the driver if their vehicle is blocking your view when you change lanes or when moving in reverse)
- Forward collision mitigation (warns you about the possibility of collision and apply the brakes under certain circumstances)
- Rear automated brakes (brakes in the event that sensors are able to detect the possibility of collision with an object that is behind the vehicle)
- Lane deviation warning (alerts you when the vehicle starts to drift off the lanes)
- Parking sensors in the rear
The three rows are all spacious and provide plenty of room for adults. The back seat is quite a hassle to climb through to and out. The Pathfinder we tried Pathfinder included the second-row captain’s chairs. The center console is behind them, which is pretty simple to get rid of.
The visibility outward is great. Large mirrors as well as upright windows can help minimize blind spots as well as aid in parking. It also helps to drive from a certain position. You can adjust the position to your liking and the controls are easily accessible. Additionally, the controls are simple. Nissan’s infotainment is good however it isn’t as polished elegance of rival systems.
The Pathfinder comes with a wealth of technology however, nothing does anything special in this category. Our test car was outfitted with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist driver-aid suite. It features adaptive cruise control, as well as lane-centering technology. The adaptive cruise system is linked to navigational systems, which means it will slow down prior to turning. The idea sounds good, but we have found it to be much more annoying than anything else. Lane centering functions well generally however, during our tests we observed a few instances where it attempted to direct the vehicle across the double yellow lines.
The navigation system works efficiently, providing clear turn-by-turn directions, and a simple (if slightly old-fashioned) interface. Voice commands aren’t as extensive in their scope, and have to be spoken in a certain method to be effective. The test car we used was fitted with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay smartphones, however, there were some problems regarding the latter. The wireless charging pad is excellent, but the Pathfinder requires a couple of more USB chargers to prevent having to distribute charging among the passengers’ devices.
The SUVs have to be capable of hauling both people and cargo as well, and the Pathfinder performs a good job of both. The space for cargo is 16.6 cubic feet, which is behind on the 3rd row. The space isn’t huge, but it’s plenty of space to store a large amount of food items or smaller bags. The space can be expanded as much as 45 cubic feet when only one row folding, or 80.5 cubic feet when you the third and second rows down. This is less than what the top classmates have and the cabin is spacious and airy and functionally, it’s not more or less than other competitors. Plenty of space for items such as sunglasses, water bottles hand sanitizers, and other items in different pockets and bins throughout the cabin.
The Pathfinder comes with one of the top towing ratings of its kind. The standard model can tow up to 3,500 pounds. However, if you choose the towing package, it increases to 6,000 pounds. That’s higher than almost any other midsize SUV.
The Pathfinder has a sleek and truck-like interior with comfy front seats as well as the right controls. Three rows of seats can be able to accommodate eight passengers However, purchasers can opt to replace the second row’s standard bench seat with captain’s chairs, a popular feature for an SUV for families–which reduce capability to just seven. Nissan offers storage bins all over the interior, which includes an enormous bin beneath the console, which can be accessed by the front seat passengers. The higher trims are equipped with luxury features including semi-aniline leather seats with heated and cooled front seats and a panoramic sunroof.
The 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment is standard, and it runs the most recent version of the NissanConnect software interface. A bigger 9.0-inch display is available for SL and Platinum versions. Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto are both standard and able to be wirelessly synced for higher versions. A 12.3-inch Digital gauge monitor, onboard WiFi hotspot as well as a wireless charging pad SiriusXM satellite radio as well as a head-up screen, and a navigation system in the dashboard are available as optional options. An extremely basic stereo system is the standard, but a thirteen-speaker Bose system is available.
Specs and Performance
Although the Pathfinder has the 3.5-liter V-6 that was in the prior generation model, it has dropped the continuously variable auto transmission (CVT) to use an all-new nine-speed automated. The V-6 has 284 horsepower on the majority of models, but it can be cranked upwards to 295 in the Rock Creek trim. Front-wheel drive is a standard feature, however, all trims are outfitted with all-wheel drive. The upgrade to all-wheel drive includes seven driving modes, which include the off-road-specific S and Mud/Rut modes. In our testing, we found that our front-wheel drive Pathfinder SL test vehicle got to 60 speed in 6.7 seconds. The model equipped with all-wheel drive did the same speed with 6.6 seconds. The results suggest that the all-wheel-drive Pathfinder is more efficient than the Kia Telluride and the Toyota Highlander. The handling is completely uninteresting and certainly not enjoyable, however, the Pathfinder’s drive is fluid and Nissan’s care for quieting components makes the interior extremely quiet during cruising.
EPA according to the EPA, the most efficient Pathfinder model is one that has an optional all-wheel drive option, which received ratings of 21 mpg in city 27, 27 mpg highway as well as 23 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive models earned similar city and combined ratings but just 26 mpg for highway. In our 75 mph highway test of fuel economy, the all-wheel-drive test car was able to beat its EPA ratings and returned 28 mpg.
The 2024 Pathfinder begins at $35,810 and includes an additional $1,335 for compulsory destination fees. This brings total costs to $37.145. The price is for the base 2024 Nissan Pathfinder S with a two-wheel drive that was previously priced at $36,665 by 2023 and the same destination fees of $1,335 comprised. Also, it is worth noting that Nissan raised its destination fees from $1,295 to $1.335 sometime in 2023, which will affect ’23 and 24, My Pathfinders.