2011 Nissan Pathfinder is a compact 5 passenger transporter with agile off-road capability. It is heavier, sturdier, and larger than its predecessor.
2011 Pathfinder is certainly best suited for the off-road requirements, but the weight and size make it heavy. It offers a generous cargo space, and powerful V8 as well as V6 engines.
New for 2011
Pathfinder gets a new silver edition added to its lineup and the optional packages are simplified. It is a mid-size SUV with 7 passenger capacity and is offered in 5 trims: S, Silver edition, SV, LE V8, and V8.
There are 2 engine options- 4.0L V6 and 5.6L V8. The V6 engine is standard for all trims and churns out a power of 266HP and torque of 288 ft.-pounds, while the V8 delivers an output power of 310HP and 380 lb-ft of torque.
The standard transmission available is the 5-speed automatic gear-shift. It offers RWD for all trims and has a possible part-time AWD featured in S, Silver, and SV editions. The LE trim has a full time AWD.
The estimated economy is 15/22 mpg in city and highway with RWD, while AWD offers 14/20 mpg. LE V8 can sprint from 0-60mph in 7.0 sec by achieving a fuel economy of 13/18 mpg.
Who Should Buy It?
If you are in need of a vehicle with powerful towing capabilities, then larger SUVs like Chevy Tahoe will be better option. Crossovers like GMC Acadia, Mazda CX-9, and redesigned Ford Explorer are more nimble, fuel-efficient, and roomier than 2011 Nissan Pathfinder.
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