By JohnEsq. on
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I looked at the 4runner, H3, Jeep Grand Chrokee and Pathfinder. I was looking for a SUV that was still a "truck" rather than a car crossover. The jeep has fallen out of the truck catagory for me. Its too low to the ground, does not have truck-like tires and no dealers seem to carry the two speed transfer case. The H3 was out b/c I have kids and it does not come with rear door locks anchors for child seats - no wonder GM can't give away its cars. I drove both the H3 and jeep and they also seemed cheap and the fit and finish was poor. The 4runner and pathfinder were both tight and had smooth-as-silk acceleration. I went with the pathfinder b/c you could get more options for the money.
Powerful engine, smooth tranny, excellent fit and finish - very quiet ride, leather seats, agressive tires, off road ability. I love it its by far the best truck I have ever owned (and I have owned a few - toyota p/u, Rodeo, durango, cherokee)
none - maybe exterior design - make it look more agressive like the xterra.