I don't understand why they changed the way the car looks in 2013. The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder has the toughness, along with short overhangs and good ground clearance, for off-roading, and its four-wheel-drive system has an electronically controlled transfer case with a separate low range and Auto mode that switches to four-wheel mode once slip occurs. In addition, the rear suspension is an independent double-wishbone design with the coils located on the toe control link offset spring and shock with stabilizer bar and a plate under the radiator. . It delivers the bulk of its power across a wide rpm range.
The bold front end mimics other Nissan models such as the Armada and Frontier, tying in a familial theme. Test drivers noted that the second row could use a bit more legroom. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. But while it may be the largest, the second whistle stop on the annual international auto show tour doesn't usually pack all that show floor space with a glut of spanking new…. On the road, the Nissan 2009 Pathfinder has decent handling characteristics. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.
Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. However, it ranks toward the bottom of the class as other competitors offer more refinement, as well as better safety scores. Side- and curtain-airbags are standard. The Pathfinder's smooth ride in all three rows of seating is credited by Nissan to the long-travel front suspension in an all-steel double-wishbone design with coil-over shocks and large stabilizer bar. Combined with the folding front passenger seat, the cabin is able to swallow lengthy cargo, but the Pathfinder's interior is just as well suited to everyday commutes, and delivers a roomy, comfortable environment. Every model comes with standard three-row seating. The one letdown is that the Pathfinder's suspension doesn't have the wheel articulation needed for more precarious boulder-scrambling.
Pathfinder is also available with a 266-horsepower, 4. Clutch and brake wear is generally very high, particularly with the factory fitted parts, and there can be a myriad of electrical issues. The Pathfinder is ready to work but also looks great while it's doing it. A 200-pound-capacity roof rack is standard on the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, including a handle to help in step-up and loading. Standard features are basic on the S trim, while higher trims can include features like a Bose audio system, leather-appointed first- and second-row seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity and dual-zone automatic climate control. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. It has standard third-row seating.
Most other panels are hard plastic, which imparts a low-budget ambiance. For those who need extra horsepower and towing ability, the optional 5. Later Thailand-built vehicles have a higher quality and represent a better buy. Electronic stability control is standard across the line, and side impact and side curtain airbags are newly standard for 2009. At the top of the tree the Ti could only be had with the V6 and auto trans. With the V-8 and four-wheel drive, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is rated a dismal 12 mpg for city driving.
Nissan offered the choice of a 4. Independent rear suspension contributes to responsive handling, but the Pathfinder rides stiffly. In addition to generally good crash-test ratings, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder also comes equipped with a generous list of safety features. Other exterior color choices include: Desert Stone, Super Black, Storm Gray, Silver Lightning, Avalanche and White Frost a special three-stage pearl paint. I hit a deer with my left front fender. A 310-horsepower V-8 ramps up the torque and allows the truck to pull up to 7,000 pounds. All reviews are available in full online at Whatcar.
Units Affected 7948 The Chicago Auto Show, now in its 99th year, bills itself as the largest auto show in North America, and as we all know, size does indeed matter. Strengths include a versatile interior and a V6 engine that's stronger than some competitors' V8s. Both the second and third rows can fold down to the same level, enabling a long, flat cargo surface, and by folding the front passenger seatback forward against the lower cushion, the Pathfinder can reach a cargo length of up to 10 feet. A few drives around town with a quickly dipping gas gauge and your thoughts will be confirmed. Reviewers were pleased with the 2009 Pathfinder's interior, especially with its dashboard that was redesigned last year. Built on Nissan's 'F-Alpha' platform, with a fully boxed, all-steel ladder frame it boasts a four-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension, as well as a standard integrated tow hitch. Test Drive: 2009 Nissan Pathfinder Autobytel.
Pathfinder wins huge points for a straightforward dash design that easily allows the driver to navigate without much fuss. A rear-view camera is optional. It's a great car and we're extremely happy with it. Parts that should be relatively cheap can be very expensive. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Although this engine is similar to the one found in the Altima, Maxima and.
Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. A rear-view camera is optional. Independent rear suspension contributes to responsive handling, but the Pathfinder rides stiffly. In fairness, the Pathfinder boasts 149. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Other than that, it has been ok.