By Burt on
2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I looked at all competing makes and models and it came down to the Pathfinder LE and the Toyota 4-Runner Limited (V8). The Pathfinder won but the Toyota was not far behind. Plenty of power, Great styling, excellent choice of options and layout. It also gets great gas mileage for a SUV of this size. I bought this Pathfinder with 15 MPG city and 21 MPG highway on the window. I can get 20.4 highway and 15 to 16 around town and average somewhere 17.4 allover. To me that's excellent. My previous Explorer Sport Trac got 16 highway and 13 around town and had a hard time passing a bicycle. I have added the (factory) XM radio and (factory) Ipod interface. Shocks are next for a tighter ride. Buy one!
Minor Items but: Raise the armrest cover on the console about two inches and allow it to slide forward like the FX35. Rework the Radio display so you can see more than 7 characters when searching XM and IPOD names. Definitely rework the IPOD navigation buttons. OK. Bose Stereo is OK but very base'y