Nissan Pathfinder Ti
Path. Is that a name that sounds rough? It’s also a famous name, being part of furniture at Nissan for more than three decades. The nature of the model (R52) has been available since 2014 and introduced the big SUV with the hybrid idea, with a novel four-cylinder and supercharged electric drive system. The rest of the range runs the V6 petrol engine, like its rival, Toyota Kluger.
Nissan Australia has acknowledged the disappointment with Pathie’s sales performance. It looks fine, cheaper than its obvious rivals, but sold by Holden for centuries (in the car years). Salespeople bought more than dying Ford Territory in 2016 compared to Nissan’s big bruiser.
So, in 2017, Nissan gave the Pathfinder a bit of progress, which involves baking some of the flour out of the handle, adding some safety equipment and fixing the appearance a bit.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 6/10
MY17 Pathfinder has a completely new schnozz to make it look a bit more modern. It looked old when it debuted in 2014, trying to look timeless, but instead looked meaningless. Nissan Group’s new headlights and the ‘V Motion’ grille make it a little more than in 1997.
Even so, it still looks great and there’s not much to say about curves or details because it’s quite generic. Only the Euro can get it at this size, but it cannot do it.
Ordinary tweaks in the interior do not fix the center console with busy buttons, this is an ergonomics challenge. Like its rival Kluger, there’s nothing particularly interesting here. With lots of space to cover, details can be lost during the interior of the interior control panel. Steering wheel also appeared from Pulsar.
How realistic is the space inside? 9/10
Giant. Talking like Donald Trump. Yuuuuge. Unlike most of Trump’s statements, this is true – it’s more than five meters long. As a result, there is a ton of room in the cabin that has space for odds, ends and cups. A lot of cups.
Of course, there are seven seats. The middle row is 60/40 split and has a clever, clever ‘EZ Flex’ seat system as its name suggests. Pull a lever on the side and leg of the middle row flipping up, the seat tilted and all slide forward to easily enter the rear seat. When you are here, you can turn it over. If you don’t have enough space and don’t mind taking away your passengers, you can also slide and tilt the seat between rows.
The back row also fell and was placed a few centimeters from the floor. Anyone over 180 cm will have knees on the face, but a short ride can withstand shallow feet.
Software is typical of Nissan – not all flashes that do the job.
On launch, Nissan thinks you will have 453 liters with all seats (this is not the same as a VDA figure), 1354 with a large and neat 2260-liter rear seats with all the rear seats placed. go.
The front-seat passenger recorded two cup holders and the bottle holder at the entrance, two more in the middle row and the third row with four places to share between them. Ten cupholder, folks. Ten.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? October 7
Pathfinder Ti topped the range, starting at $ 62,190 for the front-wheel drive (FWD) and ending at $ 69,190 for the turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid engine. In the middle is the four-wheel drive system (AWD) Ti for $ 66,190, the car I spent the whole week.
Included are standard 20-inch alloy wheels, which provide power for everything (including steering column), three-zone climate control, ambient vision cameras, reversing cameras, front parking sensors and rear, keyless start and start, comprehensive safety package, active cruise, daytime running lights and headlights, heated and cooled front seats, automatic headlights and wipers, system Entertainment rear passenger double screen, fake leather interior (nothing wrong, looks very solid), rear end with motion activated, two sunroofs, inflation set tires and a spare save space.
The number of stereo speakers increased to 13 and ran with an 8.0-inch screen like ST, with sat nav, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Software is typical of Nissan – not all flashes that do the job. Insert standard whinge about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is missing in action. And with this price, where is DAB station?
As you can imagine, with both origin and price in the US, the only option is premium paint at $ 495 (five of the seven colors will cost you). Our “Cayenne Red” is very beautiful.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 7
On the range, Pathfinder comes with a 3.5-liter petrol engine (unless you get a hybrid), producing 202kW and 340Nm. Even if two or four wheels are controlled, you’ll find what Nissan calls ‘Xtronic’ and what we call a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
On the AWD, Nissan cars that fit the ‘4 x 4’ smart dial on the dashboard allow you to choose a two-wheel drive (2WD), automatic (self-thinking computer) or turn on another lock. There is also hill descent control when you go out in rough stuff.
Tensile strength is rated up to 2700kg with a towed vehicle and 750kg unbound. Notably, hybrid braking capacity decreased by more than one ton.
Big beasts miss stops and other intelligence to reduce consumption, another thing it has in common with Kluger and some other V6 engines in the class. Both are manufactured by the US, which also explains the lack of diesel options. Yanks is hardly affected by the torquey pleasures of diesel engines.
How much fuel does it consume? 6/10
Nissan claims 10.1L / 100km on the combined cycle for the V6 AWD engine, higher than the 9.LL / 100km of 2WD. The fuel consumption figure is difficult to decipher because it is presented as a graph on the central screen and appears to be hovering around 13.0L / 100km.
What does it like to drive? October 7
Better. Much, much better. My last Pathfinder drive is a hybrid R51 and it’s like a rowboat in a jacuzzi. The US interstate highway specifications suspension means there’s plenty of immersion and tilt in the corners, that passengers are not appreciated, despite straight ride as well.
Now things are much better, with a more rigid comprehensive suspension to provide the kind of dynamic performance that Australians are more familiar with. Although it doesn’t go beyond a Hyundai Santa Fe or Mazda CX-9, it’s quieter and drives better than both, although the steering is not as good. The ride seems better with slightly lighter springs, so all suspension changes are successful. If only the steering wheel wasn’t too heavy.
The transmission also responded well, behaving much better than CVT in the market.
The V6 engine is a lovely, quiet thing and fans of a lazy big man will be right at home. The auto CVT is the only truly blot on the drive – despite Nissan’s long-term commitment to rubber bands (commendable, yes, fitting, perhaps not), there’s still no substitute for a box. appropriate numbers like Kluger’s eight-speed.
I must say, if you can live with sudden jumps when turning your right foot, you will probably appreciate the forward purchase price much lower than the complex arguments for transmission types. The transmission also responds well, works much better than the CVT on the market, but still not suitable for a good car.
In fact, there is another drama – scratched windshield means column A meets the bonnet at a point you don’t want, making it hard for the car to be accurately placed in corners.