2015 Nissan Pathfinder S

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Price:
$15,000
Stock # :
P5755A
VIN # :
5N1AR2MN5FC614184
Mileage:
59,372
Engine:
3.5L V6 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color:
Silver
Interior Color:
Charcoal
Body
Sport Utility
Transmission:
CVT
City MPG:
20
Highway MPG:
27
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ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!


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Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.1
20 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (65%)
4 Star - (5%)
3 Star - (10%)
2 Star - (15%)
1 Star - (5%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.2
COMFORT
4.6
INTERIOR
4.5
RELIABILITY
4.2
VALUE
4.1

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

With its stylish cabin and respectable fuel economy ratings, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is a solid choice for a seven-passenger crossover SUV. But you might find some competitors more appealing overall.

What's New

A blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert have been added to the SL and Platinum trims, and AWD models are outfitted with hill-descent control. Also, the continuously variable transmission receives new programming that simulates conventional shifts, the 360-degree parking camera is now available on the SL, and standard equipment has been slightly reshuffled.

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PROS

Premium interior design with high-quality materials; easy third-row access; good fuel economy; user-friendly electronics interface.

Introduction

If you're looking to transport up to seven passengers in reasonable comfort, the three-row 2015 Nissan Pathfinder just might be the right vehicle for you. While the Pathfinder used to be a true SUV that rode on a truck platform, its most recent redesign ushered in a carlike crossover SUV design. It rides smoothly in most forms, and its revised continuously variable transmission (CVT) now performs simulated shifts that mimic a regular automatic. Shoppers who need extra space but aren't quite ready for a minivan may see the Pathfinder as an intriguing compromise.

The interior is otherwise quite nice, though, with good materials quality and enticing features. We just wish you didn't have to pay extra for Bluetooth -- it's absent altogether from the S trim and provided only for phone calls on the SV, with audio streaming reserved for the SL (optional) and Platinum (standard). Cargo space is another shortcoming, as the Pathfinder is among the least capacious crossovers in this class.

There are a number of Pathfinder alternatives these days that may be a bit more appealing. The 2015 Toyota Highlander is a well-rounded choice with a superior V6 powertrain. If you want something sportier to drive, you'll find it in the 2015 Mazda CX-9. The 2015 Dodge Durango can't match the Nissan's fuel economy, but it's got muscular styling, features galore and available V8 power. You may also want to consider the refined and roomy 2015 Chevrolet Traverse and the funky, wagon-like 2015 Ford Flex. Nonetheless, if the Edmunds.com "B" rated Pathfinder's still calling your name, it should provide fine three-row transportation with a minimum of fuss.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize seven-passenger crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum.

Standard equipment on the entry-level S includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, rear privacy glass, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, a manual height-adjustable driver seat (with manual lumbar adjustment), 60/40-split-folding second-row seats (with slide and recline), a reclining 50/50-split third-row seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a six-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer.

The SV model adds automatic headlights, a front tow hook, rear parking sensors, remote start, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 7-inch color multi-information display, a rearview camera and an upgraded audio system with a single-CD player, satellite radio and a USB/iPod interface.

Stepping up to the SL trim level gets you foglights, heated mirrors, a power liftgate (with position memory), leather upholstery (first and second rows), heated front and second-row seats, driver memory settings, a four-way power passenger seat, a blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert. Opting for the SL Tech package adds a larger 8-inch touchscreen display, a 360-degree parking camera, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, towing preparation (also available separately on SL and SV), a navigation system with voice controls and a 13-speaker Bose audio system with Bluetooth audio connectivity. The SL Premium package is essentially the SL Tech package plus a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

The top-of-the-line Platinum model starts with the above features and further adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats. Offered exclusively on the Platinum is a Family Entertainment package that adds a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual displays.

Depending on when your Pathfinder was built, standard equipment may vary slightly. Early Pathfinders (built before January 2015) in the base S trim do not include the standard roof rack; instead it is standard on the SV. Early SV models (pre-January 2015) also get foglights, heated exterior mirrors and painted roof rails. For Pathfinders built after January of 2015, those items are optional on the SV and standard on the SL. Finally, SVs built after January of 2015 get remote start as standard, which was previously standard on the SL.

Powertrains and Performance

Every 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. It uses a CVT and can be paired with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (which Nissan calls four-wheel drive). The AWD system includes hill-descent control and a switch that allows the driver to lock power distribution in a 50/50 front-to-rear ratio, which is useful on dirt roads and in the snow.

In prior Edmunds performance testing, an AWD Pathfinder went from zero to 60 mph in 8.0 seconds, which is average for the segment. The EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) with front-wheel drive and 22 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway) with all-wheel drive. In Platinum trim, the Pathfinder is rated at 21 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway). Properly equipped, any Pathfinder can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard on all Pathfinders except the base S, which can't get these items even as an option. The SL and Platinum come with a blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert, while the Platinum comes with a more deluxe surround-view camera system that is optional on the SL.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Nissan Pathfinder AWD came to a stop from 60 mph in 124 feet, an average result for this segment.

In government crash tests, the Pathfinder received the top five-star rating overall, with four stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Pathfinder the highest score of "Good" in the small-overlap frontal-offset, moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. The Pathfinder also received a "Good" rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Interior Design and Special Features

A big part of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder's appeal is its attractive cabin. High-quality materials give it a decidedly premium look, especially in the top Platinum trim level. The gauges and controls are easy to find and operate. We're especially fond of the touchscreen electronics interface -- there's nothing particularly flashy about it, but it's very user-friendly and offers helpful redundant controls adjacent to the screen.

Both front- and second-row occupants will find their seats comfortable and supportive. The second-row seats can slide fore and aft and recline for greater comfort, and they'll slide forward even with a child's car seat in place, eliminating the need to uninstall the car seat in order to get people into the third row. When unoccupied, those seats also slide farther forward than those of most competitors. Unfortunately, once back there, third-row leg- and headroom trails that of competitors like the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. Only children or small adults are likely to be comfortable.

The 2015 Pathfinder also has just 16 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row, but with the second- and third-row seats folded flat, it offers a useful but comparatively modest 79.6 cubic feet. Most competitors offer more maximum space.

Driving Impressions

As a suburban runabout, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder gets the job done. The 3.5-liter V6 and CVT are responsive enough in most situations, and the gearless CVT's simulated upshifts take some of the monotonous droning out of maximum acceleration. It's still an unconventional experience, however, so we recommend a thorough test-drive to make sure you've got a feel for how the transmission operates.

On pavement, the Pathfinder's suspension does a good job soaking up bumps and road irregularities to create a smooth, stable ride. However, if you choose a Platinum model, which has 20-inch wheels, the ride is noticeably stiffer. Although the steering is light and precise, handling is not a strong suit for the Pathfinder, and it feels large from behind the wheel. Consumers looking for sportier handling will find it in the Mazda CX-9, for example, although we suspect most Pathfinder buyers won't view this as a significant weakness.

Factory Installed Options

  • CHARCOAL, CLOTH SEAT TRIM

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • CVT Transmission
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Changer
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • 19.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • 5.577 Axle Ratio
  • 82-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • Air Filtration
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Analog Display
  • Black Bodyside Cladding
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Deep Tinted Glass

 

  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Driver Seat
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed Bench 3rd Row Seat Front and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • FOB Controls -inc: Windows
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 7 passenger seating capacity, 6-way manual driver's seat and manual lumbar support, 4-way manual front passenger seat, 2nd row 60/40 split w/manual slide/recline/fold flat and 3rd row 50/50 split w/manual recline/fold flat
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Facing Rear Seat
  • Front Map Lights
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • GVWR: 5,986 lbs.
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box

 

  • Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Seat
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
  • Radio: AM/FM/MP3/6-CD Audio System w/6-Speakers -inc: auxiliary audio input jack
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Tires: P235/65R18
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Transmission: Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable)
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Valet Function
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Wheels: 18" Alloy

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