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2024 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

This week we were in the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum, a make and model we were already well acquainted with as Nissan’s go to for outdoor and off-road driving. Advertised as the vehicle to take you to new destinations in the name of adventure.

And with the Pathfinder you can share in those experiences with enough room for up to eight passengers. Plus plenty of cargo space, on top of its 4×4 capabilities. It promise versatility that is accommodating.

From city to country there are 7 drive and terrain modes to choose from, designed to assist in different conditions. Cycle through Mud/Rut Mode, Sand Mode, Snow Mode, Tow Mode, Sport Mode, and Eco Mode. All with the backing of 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque behind each. As well as impressive power from a Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Thus giving the driver greater power, quicker response times and enhanced control, all while maximizing fuel efficiency. Not to mention the 2024 Pathfinder is ideal as your cross country or camping companion with the ability to tow up to 6,000 lbs. of cargo.

Within the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum is equipped with firm seats and minimal lumbar support; just enough to have you feeling secure when you are strapped in.

The dash is composed of mixed media with a plastic glove compartment, metal around the edges of the air conditioning vents, and a leather dash to match the seats and the arm rest. The latter of which was set at a good height for support, and I liked the branded logo imprinted on to the leather.

I was however, not a fan of the look or feel of the gear shift. Short and stout, it was designed for those with a larger palm as it rests well into one like a hand over fist.

Advertised as a 8 seater, but more like 7 including the driver. The second row is equipped with two individual seats and includes their own shared cup holders and deep compartment binning set in between the two. Just behind it is a very narrow third row with no comforting cushions or leg room.

As for the way it handles, the Pathfinder is a more aggressive SUV, given all the power above. A light responsive wheel with some hefty weight to it, helps you feel in control as your steer. It has great acceleration despite its larger size. Although it does take turns wide and you feel the whip out at the end, followed by a slight corrective wobble from side to side. But given its height, you don’t feel much under you, and the ride is a comfortable one for the most part.

Above you is a large panoramic sunroof for all your passengers to enjoy.

The cameras are notably an improvement from Nissan’s sedan models that we had the weeks before. This was not grainy, but sharper.

The Pathfinder Platinum has a 12.3-inch widescreen digital dashboard featuring digital gauges that are fully customizable. You have the ability to pull up maps, display turn-by-turn directions, and equip driving aids.

And with the push of a button you can activate the ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link. This is an helpful aid for those longer drives out of the city. It allows you to automatically adjust your speed to match the flow of traffic and helps to keep you centred in your lane. It uses mapping technology to read the road ahead including curves, interchanges, junctions, and can even adjust your set speed based on traffic signs. Thus allowing your cross-country trips to feel just as relaxed and practiced as your regular commute.

Overall, this is a great SUV to travel in with a group of four, comfortably. It gives you the confidence in its ability to handle any terrain and situation with its power and build.


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