Nissan Pathfinder
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Make: Nissan
Model: Pathfinder
Nissan Pathfinder

The original Nissan Pathfinder made its first appearance in the United States auto market way ahead of the time when sport utility vehicles became a popular trend in the 1986 model year. Its first design was based on a pick up truck platform with two doors. Over the years, it has evolved into the sporty, refined vehicle that we know today, undergoing several makeovers in its history. It remains a leader and top competitor among vehicles in the sport utility vehicle segment. The first four door version of the Pathfinder was debuted in the 1990 model year, joining the previously available two door. The available trim styles at the time were the SE and now discontinued XE, each crafted with a standard with a five speed manual transmission and an available four speed manual overdrive alternative. The SE was the more upscale version, with a higher level of standard features which included cruise control, air conditioning and power window and door locks. Most features could be added as optional equipment in the XE. The second generation Pathfinder was rolled out for the 1996 model year, when it shed its truck base and received a completely restyled, upgraded look. A third trim style, the LE was also added for this year and included standard leather seats. In 1999, the Pathfinder was crafted to its current midsize SUV form, innovatively built with a MonoFrame form. For the 2001 model year, new upscale options were made available, including a navigational aid and six disc CD changer. The front grille was redesigned for 2002 and several interior enhancements were made. The 2004 model year unveiled a premium Platinum Edition Pathfinder, exclusively available for this year. The 2005 model year marked the beginning of its third generation with improved space and power. In 2004, the Pathfinder received a five star side crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Among the standard safety features are antilock brakes as well as driver, passenger and side airbags. The Nissan Pathfinder has come a long way from its beginnings as little more than a typical truck, and has developed into one of the premier sport utility vehicles available in America, while maintaining an outstanding level of quality and reliability.

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