New features Nissan Pathfinder, quality assessment, test drive. Nissan Pathfinder: An Overview
The fourth generation of the Nissan Pathfinderdebuted in 2012. The model produced a furore. Automotive experts stressed the enormous changes that favorably put the SUV in the number of sales leaders. From the usual cumbersome, almost nothing remained, brutality was replaced by masculinity and style. Now the car looks more like a crossover than an SUV, but the technical specifications still remain at the highest level in the "Nissan Pathfinder" -2014. Test drive, conducted during the debut, fully proved the superiority of this model.
In the Russian markets, Nissan appeared only in2014 Assembly was made on the assembly line in St. Petersburg. It is worth noting that in terms of equipment, the American version differs from the Russian, but for the worse or better, to judge motorists.
Updated Nissan Pathfinder
After the company held a presentation andtest drive, "Nissan Pathfinder" IV generation was produced not only for the European market, but also for the Russian market. Now the crossover is represented by bodywork. The abandonment of the frame chassis was intentional, as manufacturers sought to classify the model as a city car. Dimensions, of course, slightly exceed the standards, but not critical (5009x1961x1768mm). Thanks to the new design, it was possible to significantly reduce the weight of the car by 230 kg. Now it does not exceed 2 tons: depending on the type of drive, the curb weight varies from 1.8 to 1.9 tons (all-wheel drive modification is heavier). All the advantages gained from the updated dimensions were revealed when passing such a test as a test drive. "Nissan Pathfinder" clearly demonstrated the high level of maneuverability and controllability.
In 2015, the Nissan Pathfinder got a stylishsaloon and quite economical for a class of off-road cars fuel consumption. Seven passengers are accommodated in the cabin. The design is dominated by a premium direction, an interface with a clear menu, to the third row, good access for passengers, the materials are pleasant to the touch. But the carrying capacity is small, the third row of seats is uncomfortable for tall people. Advanced security technologies are scarce.
Arranging the test drive of the new "Nissan Pathfinder"it is nice to feel the heated steering wheel and seats. The control of the car is controlled by telescopic technology. Decor Almond, which offers a contrast of black and beige, pleases the eye, adjusting to a positive. Adjustable for height and in the lumbar zone, the driver's seat is perfectly adjusted to individual parameters. The back rows are folded. The second is convenient for long trips, and it can be moved to get a wide pass of passengers to the third row.
Baggage can be accommodated in a compartment with a capacity of 453 liters. If the two rear rows are folded, you can achieve 2260 liters. The multimedia system consists of six speakers that provide high-quality sound in the cabin.
Enjoy the quality of finishing materials has becomepossible, passing the test drive. "Nissan Pathfinder" is an SUV with a high level of comfort. It is worth noting that there are no specific smells. The salon received a high-quality finish, which can be attributed to the premium level. All sensors are perfectly visible from the driver's seat, and the controls are easily accessible. There is an eight-inch screen with a convenient menu, it provides many additional options.
For the standard S-bundle offeralloy wheels 18 inches. The climate control operates separately in three zones, but there is no bluetooth. One step higher than SV. There are front and side airbags, a full electropackage, a Bose audio system complete with 12 speakers and other options. Most of the newest features can be found in expensive trim levels. For the choice of offer SL and Platinum.
With full appropriate equipment, you cantowing a load of about 2 tons. Also there is an anti-lock and a disc type brake. The standard has a rear camera and a parking system. The price of the base is from 2.5 million rubles. for a 3.5-liter engine with V6 cylinders.
All the power of the engines and the improved levelcontrollability could be felt after a test drive. "Nissan Pathfinder" develops a capacity of 234 liters. from. with a turbocharged unit of 2.5 and 254 liters. from. complete with an electric motor. The second option significantly reduces fuel consumption, but it will not be possible to completely refuse gasoline. Drivers could see this in their own experience.
Such an aggregate works in tandem with a continuously variable transmission (CVT technology), which is capable of correctly redistributing the force in front-wheel and all-wheel drive mode of travel.
An additional obstacle on the road is capable ofhelp overcome AWD. In the snow and mud, you can drive by blocking and equal redistribution of effort to all wheels. Sprint is possible in 8 seconds, and the fuel consumption in the city is up to 10 liters, along the route - about 8 liters.
The suspension is set to absorb potholes and humps. But with 20 inch wheels on the Platinum, it shows itself worse than with 18.