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2016 Nissan Pathfinder Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • 7-passenger SUV with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations
  • Earned a fulln overall 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the NHTSA
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert System standard
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is mostly unchanged since last year. It is a versatile, 7-passenger sport utility vehicle with front-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations. For 2016, the SV trim has a revised almond interior with black and beige materials and a new Cold Package.

The Pathfinder comes in 3 different trims: the S, SV, and SL.

On the outside, the Pathfinder remains is untouched. It is a long-bodied utility vehicle with minimal lines and forms, but has a distinctively large chrome grill and kite-shaped headlights. Its imposing size and black clad lower body trim makes it look rugged enough for off-road adventures with the family, but the Pathfinder is most at home on the street. Standard features include a spoiler and power side mirrors. A power liftgate, dual-panel moonroof, and heated side mirrors are also available.

The Pathfinder has one powertrain option – a 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine joined to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). When combined with front-wheel drive, the Pathfinder gets an EPA estimated 20/27 mpg city/highway and with 4WD, it gets 19/26 mpg.

On the inside, the Pathfinder offers 7-passenger seating across 3 rows. Cargo capacity measures at 16 cubic feet, but can be expanded to a maximum 79.8 cubic feet when the second- and third-row seats are folded down. Air conditioning, keyless entry, and push-button start come standard. The SV trim gains adds a Cold Package  that includes heated cloth front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated side mirrors. The SL trim gains a heated steering wheel. Leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, a rear entertainment system with two 7-inch screens, and a navigation system are also available.

The Pathfinder earned an overall full 5-star safety overall crash test rating from the NHTSA, their highest score. It features Nissan’s unique Easy-Fill Tire Alert System standard, which beeps when filling the tires to let you know that the correct air pressure has been reached. Standard safety features include three-row-side curtain airbags, front airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system. A backup camera, surround-view camera system, and blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert are also available.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 - 20 MPG
  • Highway: 26 - 27 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.4/5
Value:
4.4/5
Exterior:
4.4/5
Interior:
4.3/5
Comfort:
4.7/5
Performance:
4.3/5
Reliability:
4.5/5

16 of 18 (88%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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