I tried out the Honda, Toyota, GMC,Hyundai and more but none of them measured up to the Pathfinder. The ride is a bit stiff but very comfortable and with very little road noise. The seats are very comfortable on extended trips especially with the ability to change the position at the touch of a button. Fuel mileage is better than rated but my biggest complaint on fuel is that it uses premium fuel. With all the technology Nissan has I am sure they build a V-6 engine that runs equally as well on regular grade fuel. We love the room the Pathfinder offers both for passengers and hauling our gardening items.
I used this site to do research on my next purchase and it had a lot of great info. I feel I made a great choice in the Pathfinder, and I got a great deal on the one I purchased. Even this base model comes with so much. I changed the radio out and put fog lights on myself but other than that , it doesn't need anything else unless you want to Pimp your ride. I'm not going off road but I still have enough room and power to go over something if i need to and not get stuck. Gas mileage for me is good, because i don't drive all over town and hardly any hwy at all. i needed a larger vehicle to haul around active kids (3) but still feel cool driving
Had it for about 2 months. Drives great and comfortable. Wife is 4' 10", the standard power pedals and driver seat make sure she has no problems driving. Handles like a car, very smooth ride. Comes with more standard equipment than competition and priced lower than most. I love my Pathfinder and I don't regret my choice. Averaging 16MPG in city.
I respectfully disagree with the "professional" review's compliment of the ergonomics. Try sitting in the driver's chair for an extended period and you'll disagree. Although there are several adjustments, neither my wife nor I can find a comfortable position for the long haul. Don't think of Nissan as a "Japanese car company". If you do, you'll likely expect great reliability and be disappointed. Most of the time we've owned our Pathfinder, the "Check Engine" light has been on. The dealer has tried several times to fix it. That is just one of many problems we have had.
Purchased a few months ago and have no regrets. I think the look is great, I've had no problems at all, the V6 has more than enough power, its fun to drive, and meets all my needs without having to spend extra for things I have no use for.