The Car Buyer's Guide To The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
|Topics: Nissan Pathfinder
May 11, 2013
Buying a new car can be an event, especially if the vehicle you are buying happens to be a dream ride. But much like any major purchase you have to make, from buying a house to getting your life insurance, the car purchase will require considerable thought. There are certain factors you need to think about before you drive off the lot with your ideal car. Doing so will help you make the most of your investment and guarantee a consumer product that is absolutely designed to suit your needs.
The Path Leads to a Crossover. One of the latest vehicles making waves in the affordable midsize SUV category is the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. A recent ranking places the midsize SUV at number 20, out of 22 others. The ranking, according to the rankings and reviews source, is based on 14 published reviews as well as test drives, plus safety data and reliability analysis. The Pathfinder garnered an overall score of 7.1 and was hailed for having great fuel economy. The ranking also noted that the Pathfinder's redesign gave way to intuitive interior features and, more significantly, a comfortable ride.
The other appealing attraction of the new Pathfinder is the fact that it has made that desirable crossover from rugged off-road warrior to pleasant highway driver. A majority of auto reviewers make a note of the Pathfinder's transition, welcoming the fact that the manufacturer has recognized the needs of motorists today in finding parking spaces as opposed to finding off-road paths, as reported. What this essentially indicates is that the refined ride, easy navigation, and upscale interiors make the Pathfinder an ideal family vehicle.
The Pros and the Cons. With such features, the Nissan Pathfinder might find its way to plenty of family road trips. But while the new design does offer a well-rounded experience, both for the driver and the passengers, some reviewers mention that the third row is fairly cramped. This may mean that family road trips may have to be undertaken with much less cargo.
However, when traveling with fewer people and a lot more cargo, you can easily slide the second row forward, take one pull to drop it down and create a shelf. This will allow you to have enough space for whatever items you need to bring along. Car reviewers remark about the ease of operation, which should make for road trips done in haste much more appealing and not entirely stressful.
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