Nissan Pathfinder 2019: Ti
Nissan Pathfinder is like the Vegemite of the large SUV world. It has existed forever, and although there are stranger things out there, it is constantly on everyone’s shopping list. And like a jar of yeast-based kindness, it’s not for everyone’s taste – but the people who buy them absolutely love them.
That said, you have received a lot of money in exchange for your money with Ti.
The proximity key means you only need the fob in your pocket or bag to unlock or lock the car, and a gesture tailgate lets you just shake your foot under the rear bumper to open the boot.
Outside there are LED headlights and running lights, tempered glass in the second and third row windows, reversed door mirrors in reverse, roof rails and a pair of sun roofs (one on the front seat and one on the row second seat).
You can also access monsters in your Pathfinder. In fact, there are three additional pages at the Nissan Australia website – for example, check out the snowboard supplier.
Pathfinder’s rivals are everywhere. There are Toyota Kluger, Holden Acadia, Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento Hui in this list. But Pathfinder keeps himself in this crowd, especially in terms of practicality, which we are about to get.
What’s missing? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These functions mirror your smartphone on the vehicle display and they are extremely useful to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
How realistic is the inner space? 9/10
The Pathfinder’s interior, huge and the number of places to store and access to electrical sockets, is excellent.
First, the legroom in the second row is great. I have a height of 191cm and can sit behind my driving position with about 10cm of distance between the knees and the back of the seat. If I slide the second row forward to narrow the distance to about two centimeters, then I can sit behind that chair in the third row with the same amount of room. I could do it in CX-9 or Sorento, but I could be in Acadia.
Headroom is also very rich in the second row even with the Ti sunroof, although I had to bow to sit in the third row because of the sunroof. I need to do the same in the third row of the highest-level Acadia with the sunroof.
Of the 7-seat SUVs I’ve tested this year (Holden Acadia, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe, Tiguan AllSpace, Volvo XC90, Skoda Kodiaq), the award for the back seat is the easiest to climb. Go to Pathfinder. Take a look at my (very bad) photos – the second row seats are folded and the whole thing slides forward, giving you plenty of room and great footing area. In addition, the highlight is the handle on the inside of the door frame for children to hold when they step up.
Cabin storage is outstanding for the class, with a giant two-layer center console under the armrest that holds two USB ports and a 12-volt outlet, in addition to a front tray of shifter with two 12-volt sockets. . like slots for papers and books on the side of the console. Second riders also have two USB charging points and a media USB port.
Thirsty? Nissan Pathfinder Ti has 10 cup holders. Two in the front, four in the second row and four in the third row. All the doors have big bottle holders, too.
There’s good storage under the boot floor, though the amp for the Bose audio system and tire inflation kit is ingrained into it a bit. If you’re looking for a spare, it’s under the car and it’s a space-saving version.
Cargo capacity with the rear seats folded flat is 1354 liters, and with all seats in place, boot space is 453 liters.
Finally, there’s climate control in the second row and there’s vents everywhere you look – even in the third row.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
Interesting, what do you say? Pathfinder Ti has a presence, sure enough, with a solid stance and tough face. It’s very handsome, on a rough terrain road, although it’s not a serious four-wheel drive vehicle like the Nissan Patrol or Navara ute that you go through demanding terrain.
Ti sauna interior looks sturdy but high-end, with luxurious materials and soft cushions everywhere your body touches when sitting in the driver’s seat.
The transmission is a CVT and it is one of the best I’ve used, which says something because I’m not a big fan of this type of car because they tend to makes the drone motor and provides quite faint acceleration.
This CVT is a modification unit, and it feels very much like a regular automatic machine that I had to check the technology board to make sure.
Our test vehicle is the 4×4 version of Ti, and has a towing capacity of 2700kg.
How much fuel does it consume? 7/10
According to Nissan, V6 petrol with all-wheel drive should use 10.1L / 100km on a combination of open and urban roads.
I tested it myself and realized that after 190km and driving with the mode selector in Auto (allows Pathfinder to choose between driving first and driving all wheels on the go) I used 11,49L / 100km. I measured this at the gas pump. Trip calculator said 10.9L / 100km.
That’s not a terrible journey considering I punished Pathfinder everyday to sit in traffic and just clocking up miles of highways on weekends.
What does it like to drive? 7/10
The Pathfinder Ti looks like a monster, but it is an easy and comfortable SUV to drive, although it is very long and wide. The photos that accompany this review were taken at the top of an eight-storey car park with narrow ramps. Acadia and CX-9 have had a harder time navigating those slopes than the Pathfinder, mainly because Nissan offers such good visibility through its giant windows.
Do you need all-wheel drive? No, but I like the extra traction it provides and, in humid weather, it provides another layer of safety. If you can afford it, get it. For off-road vehicles, you only have 181mm of ground clearance, and while there is hill speed control, there is no low-range 4WD device.
If you’re thinking seriously about off-road, go for Nissan Patrol – that will go pretty much anywhere. What safety equipment is equipped? What is a safety assessment? 8/10
Pathfinder has a maximum five-star ANCAP rating, but keep in mind that this score was given to it in 2013. The good news is that in 2017, Pathfinder was updated with some advanced safety devices that are needed such as AEB, adaptive cruise control and rear cross traffic alert.
The Ti level comes with blind spot warning and Moving Object Detection – tracks the movement behind the vehicle and will automatically brake the vehicle if it senses something is moving behind it. It’s great for carp where there might be children or cars on the move.
For child seats, there are three top tethers and two ISOFIX mounts in the second row, while the third row has the top tether only on the right seat.
The second row folds 60:40, but the larger part is on the left side of the car, which is well suited to the driving states on the left, where the smaller and more easily slippery part is on their curb, but that’s the side. Traffic here in Australia.
What is the cost to own? What warranty is provided? 7/10
Pathfinder has a three-year / 100,000km warranty from Nissan. Nissan is currently lagging behind in an extensive industrial change for longer coverage. Ford, Holden, Mazda, Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Skoda now all have a five-year warranty and it’s good to see Nissan offering that. For this reason, Pathfinder scored lower points for ownership.
The service is recommended every 12 months or 10,000km. Listed price service is provided, with initial costs of $ 288, $ 302 in the second, $ 399 in the third and $ 343 in the fourth.
Following Nissan’s service price guide, after 120,000km, you paid $ 4538 for the cost of the service. It is great value.