Why the Nissan Pathfinder is a Great Family Vehicle
In 2017, the number of car models available in the US totaled 275.
With all those manufacturers and models to choose from, picking the right car for your family can be an overwhelming task. Luckily, we've narrowed down the list to only one: the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder.
What makes this Nissan family car so exceptional is its safety, comfort, tech, and drive. Nissan designed the 2019 Pathfinder with families in mind. We'll go through each of these categories and explain exactly how.
Before you head to the closest dealership, read this guide on the Nissan Pathfinder and find out why it's the family vehicle you've been looking for.
Safety Features of the Nissan Family Car
Probably the most important factor when picking a Nissan family car is safety. While safety is ultimately in the hands of the driver, the safety features of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder take some of that burden.
The 2019 Pathfinder comes with Driver Assistance technology bar none. The enhanced suite includes:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Easy Fill Tire Alert
- Blind Spot Warning
- Forward Emergency Braking
Beyond the safety control features, the car in and of itself is incredibly safe. In fact, it earned a Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Insititute for Highway Safety.
It scores "good" in all the following crash tests:
- Small overlap front (Driver-side)
- Moderate overlap front
- Roof strength
- Head restraints & seats
In addition, it's front crash prevention earned it a rating of "superior".
The Pathfinder has also earned a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With top marks for its driver and passenger side safety as well as side crash and rollover safety, this award-winning vehicle is as safe as a vehicle gets.
Nissan Family SUV Comfort and Space
The Pathfinder is a family SUV designed with space and comfort in mind. It seats as many as seven people, with a lot of space left in its roomy cabin.
The second row as power seats on a 5.3-inch track. Meaning that no matter who is sitting in the driver or passenger side, your second row has a lot of extra legroom.
But the automatic tracks on the second row are secondary in comparison to the EZ Flex Seating System equipped with Latch and Glide. This technology makes transitioning easy. The second row of seats sits on a tilt and glide track. This makes accessing the third row a breeze.
Perhaps more importantly, you don't have to move a child seat that's latched to the second-row split-bench or captain's chairs while you're using the sliding feature. You'll never have to worry about installing and uninstalling your child seat again.
The Nissan Pathfinder also gives you the option of even more room in the cabin. Whether you need to help a friend move or you need space to load your new dining room table, the Pathfinder has all the space you need. With the seats folded flat, the 16.0 cu feet of cargo space turn into 79.8 cu.
And when it comes to comfort, we can't forget air conditioning and heat. Nissan knows how to keep everyone in the car comfortable with its tri-zone climate control system. With three different venting zones throughout the vehicle, the people in the back row will be as comfortable as those in the front.
Tech In The Family Nissan
Another innovative piece of safety technology included in the Pathfinder family Nissan is the Intelligent Around View Monitor System. This 360-degree monitoring system allows you to see all around your vehicle. Providing far more visibility than a rear back-up camera, this bit of tech makes driving safer and helps you avoid accidents from any angle.
The Rear Door Alert System is an important piece of tech when it comes to families. It prevents children from being left in hot cars. The way it works is simple and unobtrusive.
If you open your rear door before getting into the car and driving, the system triggers. If you don't open the rear door after a trip, you'll get an alert. This tells you that you may have left something in the back seat, but you can turn it off if you don't need it.
Other important tech features include:
- Voice recognition
- Advanced Drive-Assist display
- Bluetooth Hands-free phone system
- RearView Monitor
- Intelligent Key with a programmable setting
- Remote Engine Start
- Dual Panorama Moonroof
For the long trips you take with kids in the backseat, the Pathfinder comes with a Mobile Family Entertainment package. The system includes dual headrest 8.0-inch color DVD touchscreens. As far as music goes, the SiriusXM Satellite Radio has you covered.
Driving the Nissan Pathfinder
The Pathfinder's engine is award-winning, and it just got better. The 2019 models feature the 3.5-Liter V6 engine, but it now comes with a more efficient direct fuel injection system. With that system, the horsepower of the Pathfinder goes from 260 to 284.
Alongside a better engine, the Pathfinder also has Nissan's Xtronic CVT transmission. The transmission contains technology that works like the seven gears in an automatic. That translates to faster acceleration without compromising Nissan's excellent EPA fuel economy rating.
Nissan Family SUV Options
You can pick up the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder in 2 or 4-wheel drive. It also has a choice of S, SV, SL, and Platinum grade levels.
And 2019 also brings with it the Rock Creek Edition of the Pathfinder. It's interior and exterior enhancements take this special value option back to the roots of Pathfinder's off-roading capabilities.
Looking For the Best Nissan Family Car?
The 2019 Pathfinder is a well-rounded Nissan family car. This best in class Pathfinder boasts superior safety features and high ratings from independent organizations like the IIHSA and NHSTA. It's comfortable and spacious for both your family and your cargo, and it has a fuel-efficient engine and transmission that save money and the environment.
When you're looking at Nissan family SUV options, the Pathfinder is an excellent choice. Contact us to find out what we have in stock today.