2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
When the El Nino storms washed away the dirt road to our home, we used our first Pathfinder to escape to safety along a steep horse trail -- since then, we've been hooked. Now on our second Pathfinder (we traded in the first one when it was 7 years old so that we could have a shiny new one for our babies), we're still very happy owners. We know that if a mountain trip or weather requires it, our Pathfinder can find a way to get us where we're going. And it drives well in the city as well. The ABS kicks in when needed, the steering handles curvy roads very well, and the seats are comfortable even for long drives. Although mileage could be better, we get a decent 16 city, 20 highway.
AWD, ABS, compass, leather seating, high clearance, stability in snowy or dangerous driving conditions, etc.
Better mileage, third row seating (which is now an option), better alignment of latches (for booster seats) with head rests.