2016 Nissan Pathfinder Review
From a truck-like SUV to a premium family hauler, the Nissan Pathfinder has undergone multiple overhauls since its inception—but it’s always been a top pick for car buyers in Lansdale, Doylestown and Philadelphia. Now, the Nissan Pathfinder is back for 2016 at Montgomeryville Nissan and is offering more power, features and technologies to enhance your life on the road.
Interested in learning about everything you can expect for the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder compared to the previous model year? Then check out the guide below!
Nissan Pathfinder Performance
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder blends power, capabilities and practicality to create a unique and well-rounded performance ideal for any road or weather condition.
Under the hood of the Nissan Pathfinder you’ll find a 3.6L V6 engine. It generates 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Plus, when properly equipped it helps the vehicle achieve a Best-in-Class standard towing of 5,000 pounds.
When you’re driving through the snowy streets or rough terrain around the Philly area, the All-Mode 4x4i Dial will help you get to where you need to go. This is a system of three driver selectable modes that configure the drivetrain to cater to your current driving conditions.
When set to the 4WD mode, the drivetrain will work to enhance traction and promote overall stability to keep you safe and in control. The 2WD mode is perfect for city streets. This diverts all the power to the front wheels to optimize efficiency, and when the dial is turned to Auto, the system will be able to automatically detect a change in road conditions and activate the appropriate mode.
Outstanding Fuel Efficiency
We know the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is powerful, but most assume this means it isn’t efficient—but that’s not the case. The engine features a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System and works with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission® to achieve an impressive EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg.
Nissan Pathfinder Interior
One of the biggest reasons as to why drivers choose the Nissan Pathfinder is its interior. With great space, technologies and comfort features, it’s not just the place where you sit and drive. It’s a place where you can unwind, relax and have fun.
Entertainment for All
The technologies in the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder are designed to entertain and provide a more convenient ride. One of these advancements is the Tri-Zone Entertainment System. With this, you and your front seat passenger will have access to the Nissan Navigation System. This not only provides accurate directions and detailed maps to your destination. It also allows you to play your favorite playlists, stations on SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and much more.
Your rear seat passengers will also be able to watch movies or play a game on the system’s dual 7-inch DVD monitors. Best of all, these monitors operate separately, meaning one screen can play a movie and the other can connect to a compatible gaming system. Everyone can enjoy the specific entertainment they want!
The interior of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is also equipped with a wide variety of comfort amenities. In the winter, a heated steering wheel and heated seats are available to keep you warm. When it’s hot and humid, the seats can be cooled, and when there are multiple people in the car, you can activate Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control. This allows you and passengers in the second and third row set their own preferred interior temperature.
Large Passenger & Cargo Space
Best of all, you can enjoy all of these features and technologies in the SUV’s spacious interior. The Nissan Pathfinder can seat up to seven people in its 157.8 cubic-foot passenger area. On top of that, all three rows of seats have ample legroom to keep everyone onboard comfortable. There’s 42.3 inches of legroom in the front seats, 41.7 inches for the second row and 30.7 inches in the third row.
Just like its passenger area, the trunk of the Pathfinder is roomy with a maximum of 79.8 cubic feet of space. Plus, if you need a bit more space in the trunk or passenger area, this SUV offers the available EZ Flex™ Seating System with Latch and Glide®. When equipped, the second row of seats can shift more than five inches to the front or back to add more space in the cargo area or more legroom.
Nissan Pathfinder Safety
In terms of safety, the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder offers the dependability you need to ensure your peace of mind. In government crash tests, this SUV received high marks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it their highest rating on multiple tests, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating.
To keep your mind even more at ease, the Pathfinder also offers safety technologies. Some of these include Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Around View® Monitor. Each of these can detect the possibility of an accident and activate warnings to avoid it or lessen the severity of a crash.
Nissan Pathfinder vs the Competition
Compared to the completion, the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder offers more of what drivers want and a better overall driving experience. When stacked against the Toyota Highlander, the Nissan Pathfinder has about 13 cubic feet more passenger space.
In addition, compared to the Ford Explorer, the Nissan Pathfinder offers a more fuel efficient standard performance with an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg. The Explorer only gets an EPA-estimated 24 highway mpg.
While the Nissan Pathfinder and the Honda Pilot offer great towing capabilities, the Pilot only gets a standard maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Nissan Pathfinder, on the other hand, provides 5,000 pounds of towing.
Critics have always loved the Nissan Pathfinder. In past years, this SUV was recognized by Kelley Blue Book, AutoTrader.com and many more. The 2016 model maintains its prestigious reputation and continues to rake in more acclaim.
In fact, Kelley Blue Book recently listed is one of its 16 Best Family Cars of 2016. Plus, U.S. News & World Report placed as one of its top 10 picks in its list of Best Affordable Midsize SUVs.
Experience the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder has definitely changed throughout the year, but it still remains a great vehicle option for those in Philadelphia, Lansdale and Doylestown. So if you’re looking for a new car, consider the dependable Pathfinder.
The latest model is now available at Montgomeryville Nissan, so experience all of its new technologies and performance and schedule to test drive the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder now!