You can't be all things to all people. Nobody knows that better than a car manufacturer. So you try to be the most things you can be, and let the chips fall where they may. That's what's happening with the new Nissan Pathfinder.
I just drove the new fourth-generation Pathfinder, and it is nothing like the third-generation Pathfinder. No longer is it a body-on-frame, off-road capable SUV; it's now a unibody family hauler. No longer does it sport a boxy, quirky design; it now conforms to convention.
Those are just observations, not criticisms. But, boy is the new Pathfinder not the old Pathfinder.
Read my 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Test Drive and Review, then click on "comments" below and share your thoughts.
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