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2010 Nissan Pathfinder LE SUV

2010 Nissan Pathfinder Review

(3 Stars)  Long in tooth but still solid

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Since its introduction in 1986 as a body on frame two door, the Nissan Pathfinder has come a long way. It has grown larger over the years. Late into its first generation it added a second set of doors and switched to a more modern unibody construction. In its second generation, it dropped the two door option all together. Now into its 3rd production generation with a fourth on the way. It is in some ways a jack of all trades and master of nothing. Able to appeal to a more general crowd than most other SUV's. It retains much of its off road prowess while appealing to those who will never get mud on the fenders as well. It's grown large enough now to fit a 3rd row of seats. Also of note is the unusual process of going back to a more truck like body on frame, though it's likely the next generation will reverse that trend yet again and return to a unibody construction.

The current Pathfinder is powered by one of two engine choices: a 4.0 liter V6 good for 270 HP and a monster 5.6 liter V-8 making 310 Hp and a stump pulling 380 Ft. – Lbs. of torque.

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2010 Pathfinder LE Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V 6 double overhead cam with VVT ( 9.7 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 14 (mpg); highway= 20 (mpg); combined= 16 (mpg); vehicle range: 338 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
21.1 gallon fuel tank
Power: 266 HP ( 198 kW) @ 5,600 rpm; 288 ft lb of torque ( 390 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm

'10 Nissan LE SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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