- suv 179,501
- below average 2,824
- 5,995 great
- Aurora, IL
- 2 weeks
- below average 2,824 suv 179,501 silver automatic
2007 nissan pathfinder review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Big in room, style, and capability. introductionthe 2007 nissan pathfinder is a big and brawny sport utility, an authentic off-highway vehicle, and an excellent alternative to the toyota 4runner. pathfinder is also a roomy family vehicle, with all the popular comfort and convenience features. Only a few years ago pathfinders were compact and understated. Since 2005, however, the pathfinder has been built on a shortened version of the same superb ladder frame and mechanical package that underpins the full-size nissan titan pickup. And to go with its new-found bulk, pathfinder styling has acquired a great deal of attitude. in short, the current pathfinder can go practically anywhere, and get there in style and comfort. the 4wd off-road 4wd model is equipped with hill descent control, which limits downhill speed without driver intervention, and hill start assist, which briefly holds the pathfinder on a slope while the driver releases the brake pedal and applies the accelerator. the 4. 0-liter v6 that powers the pathfinder is a larger, retuned version of the engine that powers the 350z sports car. Pathfinder's five-speed automatic transmission is specifically geared to capitalize on the engine's torque characteristics. For 2007, recalibrating has improved this engine's california emissions certification, from lev2 lev to lev2 ulev, making pathfinder an ultra low emissions vehicle. Maximum towing capacity, with proper equipment, is still 6000 pounds. also new for 2007: express up-down operation for the passenger-side window (with safety reverse), an auxiliary audio jack for mp3 player compatibility on specific models and packages, and a new exterior color called desert stone. All are powered by a 266-hp 4. 0-liter v6 with a five-speed automatic. the pathfinder s 25,600) and s 4wd 27,600) come with fabric upholstery; air conditioning; cruise control; power mirrors, windows and door locks with keyless remote; am/fm/cd stereo playing through six speakers; adjustable lumbar on the driver's seat; reclining backs on the middle-row seats; roof rails; and a pre-wired tow setup including hitch. S models also come standard with vehicle dynamic control, a tire-pressure monitor, and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Few options are offered, but among them is an airbag package 700) that adds side impact air bags, plus roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor. se 2wd 26,850) and se 4wd 28,850) add an eight-way power driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger sear, unique seat fabric, easy clean cargo area, rear reading lamps, cargo net, running boards, roof rack crossbars, fog lamps, front tow hook, first aid kit, body-color outside mirrors, and a middle seat fold-down center armrest. leather seating is optional 1,500) for the se. The se comfort package 1,550) includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning; auxiliary rear air conditioning with separate controls; six-disc cd changer with mp3 capability and auxiliary input jack; adjustable pedals; a multi-accessorized, auto-dimming rearview mirror; upgraded sunvisors; leather highlights (but not leather seating); and painted silver interior accents. The se premium package 1,700) adds a two-way power sunroof; automatic headlamps; programmable remote garage door opener; bose stereo with nine speakers including subwoofer; redundant steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; and capabilities for mp3 and satellite radio. the se off-road 31,650) is available only with 4wd. The off-road model comes with b. Goodrich rugged trail p265/75r16 tires on distinctive wheels; rancho off-road shocks; and skid plates. Hill descent control and hill start assist are exclusive to the se off-road, making it the most trail-capable pathfinder. Off-road also comes with standard comfort features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning with controller, adjustable pedals, digital compass, outside temperature gauge, leather steering wheel and shift knob, and upgraded audio. Se off-road is upholstered in a robust, waffle-texture fabric; desert leather is optional 1,500). the le 33,800) and le 4wd 36,000) come with all the comfort features of the se off-road, but not its specific off-road equipment; plus leather upholstery, wood-toned trim, sunroof, bose audio system with six-disc changer and nine speakers (including subwoofer), and 17-inch wheels and tires. The le-exclusive dvd navigation package 2,000) includes a seven-inch color lcd display. the mobile entertainment system 1,600) delivers a dvd player with a seven-inch color monitor and two infrared headphones. It is available on all pathfinders except the basic s. safety features that come on all pathfinders include two-stage frontal airbags; antilock brakes (abs) with electronic brake-force distribution (edb); and electronic stability control, which nissan calls vehicle dynamic control. The optional air bag package adds front-seat side-impact airbags and full-coverage side-curtain airbags. The pathfinder is intended to be a no-compromise, fully off-road-capable suv, and its dimensions and styling make this imminently clear. the pathfinder features rugged body-on-frame construction using a ladder-type frame adapted from nissan's full-size armada suv and titan pickup. This is the type of construction best suited for heavy-duty towing, serious load-hauling, and ambitious bashing about in the backwoods. pathfinder's styling shares visual cues with the armada and titan, as well as the frontier pickup. Up front, angular chrome grille bars vertically bracket the familiar nissan logo. Crisply outlined headlight lenses fold around the edges of the fenders. A strong, chin-like bumper houses a wide, low air intake, with small, round sockets for the optional fog lights just inboard of the fender blister creases. from the side, the fender blisters encircle substantial tires and lend presence to the mostly smooth body panels. Sloping c-pillars with high-mounted rear door handles are angled less severely than on the armada, but still make pathfinder's kinship clear. The roof line, mimicking the armada's, bows slightly over the forward passenger compartment then flattens aft of the c-pillar. A vertical divide carried over from the previous generation splits the rear side door windows allowing the forward two-thirds of the glass to lower fully into the door, a nice feature. Short overhangs front and rear spotlight the new pathfinder's off-road promise. Openings in the ends of the roof rails at first seem mere styling exercises, but actually offer convenient hand-holds when loading and offloading sport gear. the rear bumper copies the armada's, with a low lift-over between upturns at each end tying into the large taillights. The backlight's (rear windscreen's) bottom edge tracks the bumper's geometry as part of an elongated pentagonal outline, picking up on the geometric theme of the xterra. interiorinside, the nissan pathfinder is patterned after the full-size armada and titan, although appropriately downsized. the three-spoke steering wheel with metallic trim is familiar to nissan owners. A column stalk to the left manages the exterior lights, and one to the right runs the windshield wipers and washers. Outside mirror and pedals are adjusted with buttons located on the lower dash, to the left of the steering column. The ignition key slot is on the dash, which is preferable to being on the steering column. the stereo sits uppermost in the center stack, above the climate controls. Both are fitted with delightfully basic, intuitively shaped knobs and buttons and easily deciphered displays. In models with nissan's all-mode 4wd system and electronically controlled transfer case, a large rotary selector is positioned in a panel at the base below a smallish storage bin. Atop the dash above the stereo a shallow tray occupies the space reserved for the optional navigation system's pop-up display. A bi-level glove box fills the lower part of the dash to the right of the center stack. dash panels are uniformly textured, flowing smoothly out from the base of the windshield around and down on each side of the center stack to the knee bolsters filling the space between the stack and doors. The center console is finished with a bright metallic look. Two cup holders are sandwiched between the shift gate and the storage bin. The bin is deep and wide, with receptacles for coins, a power outlet and slots for cds. The underside of the console lid holds clips for a couple pens or pencils. Cupholders for second-row occupants fold out of the back side of the center console. These features add convenience and make life just a little easier. the considerable length of the pathfinder makes room for a thi.
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