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STYLING | 7 out of 10
progressive design that is both stylish and rugged
Kelley Blue Book
the most unusual feature of the side view—the rear door handles mounted vertically and higher than the front door handles—hasn't changed" Edmunds: "dash and center console have been revised for easier use
The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder offers rugged styling that's certainly not groundbreaking in any way, but most shoppers will find the look reasonably handsome inside and out.
Even though the Pathfinder hasn't seen a complete redesign in many years, its exterior is quite timeless and straightforward. Kelley Blue Book says that the Nissan Pathfinder boasts a "rugged, purposeful exterior befitting the vehicle's lineage and ability," and mentions that the "front end mimics other Nissan models such as the Armada and Frontier, tying in a familial theme." Edmunds says there aren't a lot of appearance differences between the S, SE, SE Off-Road, and LE trims except from a few functional details that might shine through, such as the "exclusive off-road shocks and tires" and "skid plates" on the SE Off-Road. Edmunds also notes that "its body is far larger than past models."
Cars.com focuses on one design detail: the rear door handles. It's disappointed to find that the handles are "mounted vertically and higher than the front door handles—hasn't changed," as those handles are placed such that "kids can't reach them."
The interior of the 2010 Pathfinder is certainly not overly stylish, but again, functionality rules. Cars.com says it "isn't the prettiest around," while ConsumerGuide praises the Nissan Pathfinder for its "well-placed gauges with user-friendly controls."
The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is pleasantly styled, inside and out, but somewhat plain. However, that should keep the Pathfinder looking less out of style a few years from now.