Shopping for a new Nissan Pathfinder?
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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
Nissan has a no-frills approach to the most basic trims, meaning you don't get much of an interior if you don't buy some of their offered packages
The Auto Channel
powerful Bose sound system
Kelley Blue Book
navigation system includes a 9.3 GB hard drive that can hold music files
The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder has a much better feature set than most other truck-based SUV models; tech-savvy shoppers will be happy with what's inside.
ConsumerGuide finds that the base Nissan Pathfinder S comes with a "tilt steering wheel, cruise control...height-adjustable driver seat w/lumbar adjustment," and "2nd- and 3rd-row split folding seats," along with full power accessories. Moving up to the SE trim on the Nissan 2009 Pathfinder, Edmunds says to expect "a roof rack, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, a 7-inch screen with multi-information display, a back-up camera, dual-zone climate control and a CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary input jack." For those who plan on getting dirty in their Nissan Pathfinder, the SE Off-Road trim boasts "exclusive off-road shocks and tires, skid plates, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist, plus a moonroof and Bose stereo," according to Edmunds. At the top of the Nissan Pathfinder lineup, the "Pathfinder LE shares the moonroof and stereo," Edmunds reports, but it also adds "leather, wood trim and power seats." For 2009, the LE also includes updated wheels.
Even with a long standard features list, the designers at Nissan decided that 2009 Nissan Pathfinder owners should be able to add more to their SUVs. ConsumerGuide lists some of the most noteworthy options bundles as a Premium Package on the SE trim that includes "power sunroof, Bose sound system," and "universal garage door opener." All trim levels but the S can also be upgraded with a DVD entertainment system, and the LE boasts the Nissan 2009 Navigation Package that adds, appropriately, a "navigation system, wireless cell phone link, hard drive, [and] keyless access and starting," according to ConsumerGuide. The Auto Channel reports that "Nissan has a no-frills approach to the most basic trims, meaning you don't get much of an interior if you don't buy some of their offered packages."
The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder has plenty of features—especially if you're willing to tack on an expensive options package.