If your off-road driving consists of graded dirt roads, you desire all-wheel-drive for bad weather, or tow something as light as personal watercraft, Nissan's might be better. But if your path has tree stumps, rocks, ruts, mud or all of the above, your boat or RV weighs a couple of tons, or you like your but want more luxury, the Pathfinder may fit.
However, don't let the truck talk fool you. Thanks to independent rear suspension and large tires, the Pathfinder rides well and the rack-and-pinion steering works precisely and turns tighter than many mid-size sedans. Also, the Nissan Pathfinder doesn't require a climb to get into and will fit easily in garages and standard parking spaces.
The mid-size SUV market isn't as huge as it once was, but many of the contenders, such as the , , , , and , can't offer the mechanical combinations, nor in some cases the aggressive styling, that the Nissan Pathfinder does.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2009 Nissan Pathfinder versions.
2009 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Specs & Features