When it comes to interior comfort and sporty utility, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a major player.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Why Buy the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is almost the perfect blend of family-friendliness and sporty utility. With room for up to seven passengers, this crossover SUV treats everyone to expansive elbow room and hours of on-road comfort. In addition to your entire family and their luggage, the Pathfinder will lug the family boat along on your next road trip. It tows up to 6,000 pounds, making it a great pick for adventurous drivers.
This modern crossover is also stocked with cutting-edge technology. You get the smartphone integration features you need to keep track of your kids and the advanced safety systems that keep an extra eye out for danger. Pop a DVD into the rear-seat entertainment system for good measure, and the Pathfinder will take you across country in total bliss.
Which Nissan Pathfinder Should I Buy?
With four trim options, there's a Pathfinder for every kind of buyer. With the base S model, you'll enjoy a roomy, comfortable cabin and premium towing power at an excellent rate. The mid-grade Pathfinder SV increases the luxury quotient with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a bevy of high-tech options. You can add advanced driver aids, like blind-spot monitoring, to your SV for heightened on-road awareness. Next up is the SL. It's handsomely equipped with everything that's optional for the SV, including cold-weather features like heated seats and mirrors. It also adds leather upholstery for a truly refined on-road experience. Finally, the Platinum rounds out the lineup. It's fully loaded with the aforementioned features, and adds little luxuries like ventilated front seats and a rear-seat entertainment system.
How Much Can the Pathfinder Tow?
Properly equipped, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds. That's one of the heaviest tow ratings in this class. As a result, in this capable crossover, towing a large boat never feels like a strain. You can bring your biggest toys out into the wilderness without breaking a sweat.
Is There a Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid?
There was a Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, but it was discontinued after the 2014 model year. Of course, you can still shop for used models. If you do, you'll save a little more on gas than you would with a new Pathfinder. It's EPA-rated for 25 city/28 highway mpg. By way of comparison, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder earns up to 20/27 mpg.