The EFTM Garage – Nissan Pathfinder – EFTM

The EFTM Garage – Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder has turned a tad posh. Gone is the robust truck-like chassis replaced by decent, civil and family friendly underpinnings. With seven seats and a world class...
Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder has turned a tad posh. Gone is the robust truck-like chassis replaced by decent, civil and family friendly underpinnings. With seven seats and a world class petrol V6, the all new Nissan Pathfinder will no doubt be a tempting proposition. The base ST and top tier Ti model recently spent some quality time outside The EFTM Garage.

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder

Variant: ST & Ti (as tested)

Engine / Transmission: 3.5-litre V6 petrol, CVT automatic. ST (FWD) Ti (AWD).

Vital Stats: Power [email protected],400 rpm / 325Nm @4,400 rpm

Nissan Claimed Fuel Economy: 9.9l / 100km (FWD) 10.2l / 100km (AWD)

EFTM Claimed Fuel Economy: 10.6l / 100km (FWD) 11.9l / 100km (AWD).

MRRP Price: $39,990 – $64,890 (Plus on roads)

Wow Factor: A Deceptively large genuine seven seater with a mini Patrol feel and look about it. The CVT transmission behaves almost like a traditional auto, with a good kick down feel. The base ST model is great value.

Most Impressive: Great driving dynamics with a smooth and ultra quite ride. In fact the base ST model irons out rubbish roads more effectively than the Ti model’s 20” rims can. Nissan make world class V6 engines, the one found in the new Pathfinder is no different. Standard tri-zone air conditioning and a squillion cup holders ensure everyone is catered for.

Not So Impressive : No diesel option and yes much of its off road ability has been taken away. Power arrives very late, so off the mark is unusually sluggish. But once going there’s some real grunt.

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Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
One Comment
  • Ella
    24 March 2014 at 8:24 pm
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    New one looks superb and Great driving dynamics with a smooth and ultra quite ride. The pathfinder should be an off road consistent vehicle with a powerful motor.

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