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2011 Nissan Pathfinder Review and Prices

About 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

Remember those days wherein SUVs were built primarily for off-road and tough driving expeditions? Well, the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder does. Or at least, that is how the initial tests for this vehicle looks and feels like. This is a throwback take on your regular SUVs and has enough modern features incorporated in it to be considered for buying.

The styling for the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is the stuff that tough trucks are made of. This is one of only few midsized-SUVs with a body-on-frame design – a mechanical structure that depicts the style of the Nissan Pathfinder. The 2011 lineup for Nissan Pathfinder introduces the following versions or model choices: midline SE trim, entry-level S models, and the top of the line LE edition.

Like its predecessor, the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder will feature a 4.0-liter V6 engine, offering up to 266 horsepower and 288 lb-ft torque. However, you can get more variety when it comes to engine performance since the 4WD systems alone offer three choices for you.

When it comes to features, the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is slightly upscale in its feature offerings that would appeal to the younger 4×4 crowd. Again, you can expect standard features to be present here such as cruise control – which allows you to drive Nissan at a constant speed automatically. The  power locks,  remote keyless entry, and power windows are some of the other features that are expected to appeal to the potential buyers. The seating ratio is split into 40/20/40 such that you can fold the third row seats to accommodate any items you carry with you for long trips. Additional luxury and entertainment features are plenty  such as powerful sound system with 10 speakers and subwoofers,. The auxiliary jack on all digital devices is a nice addition into the feature. The  Bluetooth cell phone linking greatly increases the comfort of handsfree talk. You can listen to the MP3 music using the  USB interface for iPods.

Pro’s of 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

*Powerful engine capacity

*Packed with entertainment features for a more fun riding experience

*Old school in design but modern in technology

*Fuel efficient without compromising easier riding

Con’s of 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

*This vehicle model is not so reliable when overcoming bumps as it lacks smooth control capacity.

Pricing Details

The pricing information for the 2011 model of Nissan Pathfinder has not been revealed as of the time of this writing. However, it should not stray from the pricing range of its predecessors, though. The price for the base model ranges from $28,500 and $38,000. Meanwhile, the base price range for the 4WD V6 engine models are slightly higher as it starts at $30,500 and can go as high as $40,000. For the top of the line model of the Pathfinder though, it should be about $43,500.

Competitors –  The 2011 Toyota 4 Runner is expected to give tough competition to the Pathfinder.  The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is another serious  competitor. You may like to review these before taking a decision on buying the Nissan Pathfinder.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is uniquely positioned as it combines old-school design concept while keeping attuned with the modern technological auto features. Hence, this is a great option of an SUV for those who appreciate the old school vehicular approach. But more importantly, it has enough significant changes in this model that will warrant it a unique appeal that auto fanatics will surely appreciate.

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