Power and Associates content by site visitors for their personal use. The Pathfinder can be equipped with a V-6 or a V-8; both engines are available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. For 2009, all Pathfinder models receive standard supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard passengers in all three rows. Power and Associates, other than printing copies of the J. Maximum towing capacity for V6-equipped Pathfinders is 6,000 pounds. Wheel packages vary by Pathfinder model.
A long wheelbase of 112. Materials and assembly quality have plagued a number of Nissan's larger vehicles of late, and some reviewers feel that the Nissan 2009 Pathfinder faces similar problems. The transmission, which is specially tuned for each engine application, features a wide gear ratio spread for maximum acceleration performance and a Direct Control System to provide smooth shift quality. Unfortunately, however, the performance makes the vehicle very thirsty. Currently the Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 7. Every model comes with standard three-row seating.
With available seating for seven and a well-made interior, the Toyota Highlander impressed reviewers, and it ranks highly in the class with good safety scores. See for more information on Power Circle Ratings. A 200-pound-capacity roof rack is standard on the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, including a handle to help in step-up and loading. With the V-8 and four-wheel drive, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is rated a dismal 12 mpg for city driving. Options include a nav system with a 9. A 310-horsepower V-8 ramps up the torque and allows the truck to pull up to 7,000 pounds. .
On the road, the Nissan 2009 Pathfinder has decent handling characteristics. A 200-pound-capacity roof rack is standard on the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, including a handle to help in step-up and loading. Additional exterior highlights include standard roof rails with integrated front and rear grips and a rear tailgate design with flip-up rear glass hatch opening and rear privacy glass. I was told to return the vehicle by that day. However, it ranks toward the bottom of the class as other competitors offer more refinement, as well as better safety scores. The one letdown is that the Pathfinder's suspension doesn't have the wheel articulation needed for more precarious boulder-scrambling.
Maximum towing capacity with the V8 is a full 7,000 pounds. It's well suited for the vehicle's main callings in life. Power and Associates and is protected by U. The exterior was refined for the 2008 model year, including new front and rear styling treatments, enhancing its unique combination of sophistication and rugged, go-anywhere looks. Standard underbody component protection puts a plate under the radiator. The 2009,Pathfinder is available with a choice of two engines — a powerful 5. A Choice of Two Advanced Powerplants The 2009,Pathfinder is available with a choice of two engines — a powerful 5.
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. For smooth ride quality and optimized handling, 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. Other Cars to Consider The seven-seat is just as capable off the beaten path as the Pathfinder. A week later they called me back and said that there was a complication with the banks and that I was not approved. The Nissan Pathfinder is available with either a 4.
Other changes include the addition of standard side and curtain supplemental air bags on all models and a new auto door lock function. Two new exterior colors are also available for 2009. For greater efficiency, graphite-coated pistons, microfinished forged steel crankshaft and microfinished camshaft help reduce friction. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. All information provided by J.
Initially everything was great, went to test drive it, was approved for the car, did the paperwork and got to drive the car home. Seating isn't as comfortable as it could be in the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, due to front seats that are rather small and skimpily cushioned. There is a large storage area hidden away under the second-row seats and a handy small storage area inside the back door. Electronic stability control is standard across the line, and side impact and side curtain airbags are newly standard for 2009. Two new exterior colors are also available for 2009.
The refined Pathfinder interior offers a range of amenities, including available leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent KeyÔ with twist start, Nissan Navigation System with 9. With standard three-row seating and the choice of two powerful engines, Pathfinder again combines first-class amenities with rugged family adventure capabilities. Other than that, however, 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. The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is available with two engine options. Backing both engines is a standard electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission.
Because of their mistake I had to forfeit the car and a couple hundred dollars off my deposits. 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…. It brings tougher stuff such as skid plates, a tow hook, Bilstein shocks, a stronger alternator, and upgraded equipment inside. Again in 2009 Pathfinder is offered with several advanced 4x4 systems. The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder has been crash-tested by the federal government, receiving four-star ratings for frontal impact and top five-star ratings for side impact. Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J.