The Pathfinder comes with all the typical passenger-car safety technology, in features that include stability control, a traction control system, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, Brake Assist, and six standard airbags, with the side-curtain airbags offering a rollover sensor and covering outboard positions in all three rows. A standard Easy Fill Tire Alert is also potentially helpful in sounding the horn when you've inflated the tires to the recommended pressure.
Most versions of the Pathfinder have a rearview camera system as well as rear sonar parking assistance, but only Platinum versions wrap in a multi-view camera system that can make a huge difference in outward visibility, whether on a tight trail or backing out of the driveway.
If you thoroughly peruse the list of what’s included here versus in rival family-crossover and rugged-crossover models, there are two pretty significant groups of safety-tech items that are missing from the Pathfinder. One is active-safety features such as lane-departure warning or blind-spot warning systems; the other is off-road aids such as hill descent control.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Pathfinder four out five stars in frontal and rollover crash tests, and the crossovers a five-star rating for side impacts.