It is only here but in all developing countries, sluggish brand new, big and shiny SUVs – a symbol of macho tough.
Look over the ocean, home of the “elephants”.
There’s the target audience of these machines – a mother of forty to two-three children who all the needs of the car – the trip to school or shop.
The head of the family with rides on any roadster, pickup truck or sedan of business class.
And what is the main market for the 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder?
Of course, USA.
You still have questions as to why he lost frame monocoque body, but a serious four-wheel drive – a hybrid power plant?
2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder is known since 1986 and during that time was a classic off-road RAMS conqueror.
Now, however, these models are losing popularity and rent SUVs position with a monocoque body, which are lighter, more economical and better behaved on the asphalt roads.
So we had to adjust to the new fashion, and SUV 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 fourth generation radically transformed.
First of all, the developers decided to give up on the frame.
The car is built on a completely new platform, which also uses the Infiniti the JX35 .
He added length of 120 mm (up to 5010 mm), while the wheelbase grew by 50 mm – up to 2900 mm.
Width is increased immediately to 110 mm (up to 1961 mm), but the height is reduced by 85 mm – up to 1768 mm.
Despite the larger size SUV “thin” at once on 230 kg – up to 1880 kg in the initial version.
The basic version is equipped with 18-inch wheels, while the most expensive – 20-inch.
The drag coefficient was reduced to 0.34.
Great changes have taken place in the design.
Gone are the edges and corners, is now dominated by the external form of smooth lines.
Soft shapes SUV seem polished water flow.
The front and rear roof pillars increased angles.
From the style of its predecessor left alone wide chrome grille.
Oblong headlights stretched on bulging front fenders.
Bumper somewhat slanted to improve the permeability, and the bottom is visible underbody protection plate.
The hood and sides are profiled, and wheel arches make a little extended.
Window line makes an elegant bend in the area of the rear doors.
The rear window is made panoramic, and on top of his covers a large spoiler.
Along the edges of the body fitted trapezoidal lights.
How many there were places in the previous generation car?
Do not tell – even on the second row was closer than in prison, and a third in general can stand in the museum of torture.
New Pathfinder in 2015 – is another matter – in the cabin was much more spacious due to the changed layout.
Cargo capacity is also increased dramatically: even with the third row of seats laid out its size is 453 liters (versus the previous 190), and it is very nice.
If you add up both rear rows, you get 2260 liters.
For a large trunk took a long rear overhang, for efficient aerodynamics – low front bumper skirt and the clearance skukozhilas from 233 millimeters to 181 millimeters miserable.
And that we were lucky – the Americans have the ground clearance by 16 millimeters lower.
The interior of the rather peculiar models of the Infiniti , than the 2018-2019 Nissan .
The more expensive versions throughout the interior is dominated by leather and wood, and there are numerous aluminum inserts.
The front panel is shaped like waves of the sea, to match it – and chetyrehspitsevy steering wheel.
Instrument dials are decorated with silver rims, and are endowed with soft blue LED backlight.
Inside the speedometer fuel gauge pointer is placed in the tank and in the rev counter – Engine temperature sensor.
In the center set the color display of the onboard computer.
Large central panel is made convex.
Crowned by its 8-inch screen multimedia system, navigation in the menu by using the four-way round.
Buttons Sound block and climate control are clearly defined, although some of them are too small.
The front seats are wide and comfortable, although a little more lateral support it would not hurt.
In the version of the flagship Platinum Premium are equipped with electric adjustment, heated and ventilated.
Also in this case, the heating and drive is at the steering wheel.
In the center of the chair shares the wide tunnel, which, in addition to the selector gearbox, is a switch of operating modes of all-wheel drive transmission.
Wide armrest hides inside the box.
The buyer can select the configuration of the second row – three-seater sofa or two individual seats with heating.
In any case provides horizontal adjustment.
Legroom and head over here is more than enough, and the interior width allows three passengers do not feel cramped.
The third row is now larger than before, so it is not just for children but also adult passengers of average height.
At first SUV 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder in 2015 got only one engine – a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 260 hp.
at 6400 rev / min.
It differs quiet character.
Maximum torque of 325 Nm is available at 4400 rev / min.
This is enough to tow a trailer weighing 2265 kg.
It should be noted that the motor runs very smoothly, and this contributes to a well-tuned CVT stepless CVT.
He picks up the correct speed depending on traffic conditions.
Although the sudden acceleration “six” very noisy.
Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 8.4 seconds and top speed is limited at around 190 km / h.
The new SUV also almost a third more economical than its predecessor with a gasoline engine – 14.4 l / 100 km in the urban cycle and 8.5 l / 100 km – in a country.
Over time, the range of engines will be expanded.
There is a version with a hybrid power plant, which consists of a gasoline engine 2.5-liter with a mechanical supercharger and an electric motor (in total – 250 hp and 368 Nm).
New 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid accelerates to a hundred in 8.7 seconds.
However, taking a hybrid meaning is not: it is more expensive, and the difference in the flow rate does not pay off, probably never.
Version with good old V6 much nicer: a Pathfinder quite vigorously accelerates and feels smoothly responds to the accelerator pedal.
We do not share the lament “Old Believers” that mechanical transmissions and differential locks on the massive machines extinct.
As a rule, the electronics works is not much worse, and the permeability of modern crossovers longer limited to the geometric parameters and the coupling properties of tires.
Unless it’s 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder.
In the SUV apparently shoved the computer working on punch cards.
Technically wheel drive transmission in 2015 Pathfinder arranged banal: the rear axle is connected multi-plate clutch, which can be forced to block up to a certain speed.
But more – nothing.
No help system at start uphill or downhill with her, neither “off-road cruise control,” as in the same Jeep Cherokee or Toyota LC 200 . And that’s a shame.
Bad and the fact that the electronics 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 is not very good at hanging diagonal (we saw crossovers with all wheel drive, which cope with it with a bang).
But even worse than that, trying to simulate the differential lock, electronic works very rough and too fast coupling overheats.
Of course, the new Pathfinder in 2015, unlike the previous model brutal – is frank remnant, which is unlikely to catch the fancy burly men who do not have enough money for the Patrol .
But Aerodynamic body, and the car was really quiet.
New 2015 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder rides comfortably enough and good work out irregularities (but not get carried away!).
No tractor vibrations as the previous model.
Body roll in cornering are reduced due to the lower center of gravity.
The steering is very precise and 2018-2019 Nissan light at low speeds, but a little more feedback it would not hurt.
Soundproofing cabin is improved because the wind and tires at 130 km / h is almost inaudible.
In general, class standards, it is not better, but no worse than its competitors.
The brakes do not provide sharp and confident slowdown: to stop from 100 km / h you will need a length of 36.6 m.
Basic equipment includes off-road access system without a key, electric windows and mirrors, three-zone climate control, the CD-changer and cruise control.
6 airbags are also provided, the stabilization system VDC and tire-pressure monitoring system.
The most expensive version of the Platinum Premium adds a panoramic roof, power tailgate, link Bluetooth, light sensor, all-sky cameras, navigation system and a DVD-player with two monitors for rear passengers.
To summarize: in severe off-road vehicle with a reduction gear and comfort Pathfinder tractor turned into a big crossover with normal facilities and comfort.
In general, we have nothing against such a transformation: the still current 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder owners rarely leave for serious off-road, so it’s better to enjoy the comfort.
Maybe this will help them calmer behave on the roads.
In general, a normal car, albeit without frills.
However, in this class, we would have taken its main rival – the Toyota the Highlander .
New 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder in 2015 have already started to sell – it costs from $ 28 700 in the basic version and up to 42 000 dollars by Platinum Premium.