Video Review & Road Test: 2018 Nissan Pathfinder – Love It or Hate It

If some may find the all-new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder a genuine SUV with an aerodynamic design and amazing off-road capabilities, others might look at it as a boring and rather ‘’inspiring’’ car from a visual standpoint.

The latter one might also be the thoughts of Kelley Blue Books magazine that has recently reviewed the new model.

Besides the boring design and rather common characteristics at the exterior, KBB also stated in the video review below that the new 2019 Pathfinder looses its SUV capabilities because it is too low. According to the official specs, the new Pathfinder has just 17.7 cm of ground clearance, which is less than the likes of Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander or Volkswagen Atlas.

Still, besides the two ‘’problems’’ brought up by KBB, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is actually a nice SUV with extraordinary off-road capabilities and boasting upgrades and technology. Not to mention the optional packages available, that somehow increase its standard looks.

Speaking of upgrades, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is now available with four USB ports, Intelligent Cruise Control and Nissan Connect with satellite navigation. There is also a set of two new exterior colours like Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine, as well as new safety features – automatic emergency braking or rear door alert system.

Optionally, you can get it with the Midnight Edition Package, which adds 20-inch black wheels and black badges, along with black grille surround, mirror caps and the same black on the rear spoiler.

Underneath the skin, the new 2018 Pathfinder comes equipped with a potent 3.5-liter V6 engine, developing 284 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, paired to a high-performance Xtronic CVT.

Overall, from where I stand, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is more of a ‘’love it’’ kind of SUV than a “hate it’’ one; and the good news is that the review also came positive after all! Enjoy it and don’t forget to share your opinions about it!

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