Consumer Reviews Summary
12 of 15 (80%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder Overview
- Midsize crossover with seating for seven
- Slight updates for 2015 to some options packages
- 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder gets a few small updates for 2015, including a new Family Entertainment Package that includes a pair of 7-inch screens to entertain backseat passengers. Also updated for the new model year are the Tech and Premium Packages which add Nissan’s Around View Monitor, while the Premium package also gets a navigation system.
The current exterior styling debuted two years ago when the Pathfinder moved from a truck-based platform to a unibody (read: crossover) construction. It opts for smooth, easy-flowing lines instead of the more rugged appearance. 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler are standard with 20-inch wheels available on higher trim levels. A dual-pane panoramic moonroof is also available.
Power comes from a 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 240 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to Nissan’s Xtronic CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard, while selectable four-wheel drive is optional. One of the reasons the Pathfinder moved to a car-based platform was to improve fuel economy which checks in at 20/26 mpg city/highway (19/25 for 4WD models).
Interior flexibility is very good on the three-row Pathfinder and Nissan proudly claims best in class passenger volume and a class-exclusive reclining third-row. The second-row slides forward and back for easier entry to the third row, even if a car seat is installed. There are plenty of standard features to be found as well, including push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, and auxiliary audio input. There are also plenty of available upgrades, including heated and cooled front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and a touch-screen navigation system.
The 2015 Pathfinder offers all of the federally required safety features along with a few extras. Antilock brakes, front side-impact and three-row side curtain airbags, an electronic stability system, and the handy Easy-Fill tire alert system, which honks the horn when the tires have been inflated to the correct pressure, are standard. Rear parking sensors and a backup camera are optional, but the star of the show is Nissan’s Around View Monitor technology. It uses cameras places around the vehicle to display an overhead, 360-degree view of the Pathfinder which makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces.