The Nissan Pathfinder large SUV has had a bit of an image problem over the years. The first model here in 1987 was a rough and tough four-wheel drive.
Later it re-invented itself as a soft road, best suited to carrying the kids.
Now it has progressed to being a much better-balanced car.
Most of the variants use a 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine and a CVT gear box but there is also a hybrid powertrain for the more luxurious models.
We drove the N-Trek version which adds a lot of external bling features:
black-and-silver 18-inch alloy wheels black door-handles, black roof-rails, black license plate trim, black front grille, and black wheel-arches. Clearly black is the new orange.
Seven seats and some nice safety features the Nissan Pathfinder ranges from just over $44,000 to just over $70,000 plus on roads.
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