Nissan Pathfinder – 7 Seater 4×4
The Nissan Pathfinder is a great 4×4 car for large families who often find themselves on the go. Where as most 7 Seater cars are made to just run around town every day, the Nissan Pathfinder 4WD is designed for those who live a more active lifestyle and is a perfect 7 seater car for taking off road and towing.
Nissan Pathfinder – Purchase Price
A new Nissan Pathfinder will set you back between £27,945 and £32,345, however all models come with a generous standard trim. A second good quality hand model will cost between £9,000 and £25,000.
Nissan Pathfinder – Servicing Costs
Servicing needs to be undertaken on a Nissan Pathfinder every 9,000 miles and should cost between £90 and £150, however prices vary nationally so check with local garages. MOT tests can be given by any local garage and cost around £50.
Nissan Pathfinder – C02 Emissions
As the Nissan Pathfinder is designed as a 4×4 that is meant to be taken off road, the engines available focus more on power than economy. Most models come with a 2.5 cDi diesel engine which will emit between 224g/km and 276g/km of CO2 depending on the specific model. There is also a 4.0 V6 petrol engine available on some Nissan Pathfinder specifications which emits 327g/km.
Nissan Pathfinder – Car Tax Band (VED)
Although a handful of Nissan Pathfinder models are placed into Group K for emissions, leaving them liable to a £550 showroom fee and £245 in road tax, most are found in either bands L or M. This means most Nissan Pathfinder owners can look to pay either £750 in showroom fees and £425 in road tax for a Band L car or £950 in showroom fees and £435 in road tax for a Band M model.
Nissan Pathfinder – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
As the Nissan Pathfinder has it’s focus on power and off road driving rather than economy, the fuel consumption is high across the range of 7 seater cars. Most of the 2.5 cDi diesel engines can only manage between 27mpg and 31mpg, while the 4.0 V6 petrol engine will only give a tiny 20mpg combined.
Nissan Pathfinder – Standard Features
The standard trim on a Nissan Pathfinder is very generous, with features such as ABS, power steering, driver’s, passenger and side air bags, folding seats and a full sized spare wheel. Top end models also feature parking sensors, a Sat Nav system, front fog lights, roof rails and cruise control.
Nissan Pathfinder – Performance
The 2.5 cDi engine will reach 60mph in between 10.6-11.5s and reach a top speed of around 110mph depending on the model, while the 4.0 V6 petrol engine will reach 60mph in 8.6s and reach a top speed of 118mph.
Nissan Pathfinder – Insurance
The Nissan Pathfinder falls between insurance groups 14 and 16 depending on the model.
Nissan Pathfinder – Conclusion
Although the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly not a 7 seater car designed for mundane uses such as the school run or driving around town, there are few cars on the market which can match the Pathfinder’s performance off road. This is a perfect car for large families living in remote areas or those who like to regularly go off the beaten track and explore the countryside.