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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
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navigation system includes a 9.3 GB hard drive that can hold music files
Compared to most other truck-based SUV models, the 2010 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, and Nissan doesn't skip a beat by increasing the available equipment for 2010.
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 2010 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 LE fitted with a V-6 engine now gets a moonroof as standard, while the V-8-equipped LE picks up Nissan’s navigational system as standard for 2010. Edmunds reports that both LE models also add "leather, wood trim and power seats."
Even with a long standard features list on all but the most basic models, the designers at Nissan decided that 2010 Nissan Pathfinder owners should be able to add more to their SUVs. 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." ConsumerGuide lists some of the most noteworthy options bundles as a Premium Package on the SE trim that includes a "power sunroof, Bose sound system," and "universal garage door opener." The 2010 Pathfinder SE is also available with a Premium Journey Package that adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview monitor, roof rack crossbars, 10-speaker Bose audio system, XM Satellite Radio, and Bluetooth. New for 2010 is also a Value Package for the range-topping V-8; ticking this box will net you a DVD player and screen and a moonroof.
Options for all models include a nav system with a 9.3GB Music Box entertainment system, Bluetooth compatibility, and Bose sound. Meanwhile, LE models can be optioned with Nissan’s Intelligent Key system and the above-mentioned DVD system. The SE Off-Road model is offered only with the V-6. It brings tougher stuff into the mix, such as skid plates, a tow hook, Bilstein shocks, a stronger alternator, and upgraded equipment inside. The LE model is worth checking out if you want a more luxurious driving experience; it offers an optional DVD entertainment system that is not available on any other models, plus leather, a heated steering wheel, and wood trim.
ConsumerGuide approves of the fact that while "the available navigation system takes time to learn," it "doesn't absorb audio or climate functions—a plus."
The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder has plenty of features—especially if you're willing to tack on an expensive options package.