This SUV, an upscale version of the Nissan Pathfinder, debuted for 1997.
The QX4 has a relatively comfortable ride, good front seats, and predictable handling.
Somewhat small for its class, the QX4 has a relatively modest load capacity and scant cargo space.
Significant updates for 2000 included a more powerful engine, stronger brakes, and better-placed controls.
Except for the QX4's selectable full-time 4WD system (which became available on the Pathfinder LE for 2001), there is little reason to choose it over the less costly Nissan.