We drive the Nissan Pathfinder Ti 4WD SUV

Is the Nissan Pathfinder any good

Pathfinder Ti – Nissan Pathfinder has been a bot of a chameleon over the years, changing to suit market tastes between rugged 4WD, to soft road SUV and now sitting somewhere between. 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti exterior front qtr We drove the mid spec Ti model last week.

The Pathfinder is a large seven seat SUV that caters to a larger family. It has modern rugged styling and a well laid interior.

With a 3.5L V6 petrol engine and nine speed automatic transmission, there is adequate performance but it’s a little thirsty. Towing is relatively good for the class as is off road capability.

The AWD version adds mud and sand modes to the terrain drive modes.

Standard Pathfinder features include 10 itch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, heated front seats, 8-inch HUD, a 10 inch driver instrument cluster.

The Ti model comes with some appreciated features like heated rear outer seats, wireless smartphone charging pad and additional USB charging port for the third row of seats.

It also comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety suite.

The Pathfinder Ti sits in a competitive segment and is priced from around $70,000 plus the usual costs.

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2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti interior features 4 pic

More Pathfinder Ti Details

Base Model ST

  • 10” TFT Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • 8” Head-Up Display
  • 10” touchscreen with navigation, inbuilt Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Heated front seats
  • Tri-zone air conditioning
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety suite including Predictive Forward Collision Warning with Junction Assist and Emergency Braking (calibrated for pedestrians and cyclists), Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and back-up collision intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter, Traffic Sign Recognition with overspeed prevention

ST-L adds:

  • Digital Around View Monitor with moving object detection
  • ProPILOT “semi-autonomous driving assistance”
  • Mud and Sand Terrain modes for 4WD models
  • Hill Descent Control (4WD only)
  • Power tailgate operation
  • Roof rails
  • Remote-engine start for cabin pre-cooling or heating

Ti adds:

  • Heated rear seats
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Additional USB charging outlet for third row of seats

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti interior front seats

What is Good?

  • Extremely comfortable and quiet inside
  • Good road manners
  • Captain chair option

What is not so Good?

  • Petrol can be thirsty.
  • AWD not 4WD
  • No hybrid version

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti exterior profile

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Large Luxury AWD SUVs are popular and expensive. The Pathfinder is on the larger end of the segment.

Buyers could look at  the Hyundai PalisadeMazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti-L engine

Some final thoughts

The all-new Pathfinder was worth the wait.

Think of it more as a capable AWD SUV rather than a true 4WD. It has a sophisticated drive mode select that has different terrain functionality, but the ground clearance will be a limiting factor.

As a family wagon for snow trips its excellent. It will also tow more than almost everything else in the class and that’s handy.

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti exterior rear

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