The mid-sized Pathfinder's 2005 redesign brought standard ESC, an available third-row seat, a muscular if thirsty 4.0-liter V6, and an independent rear suspension that improved its handling.
The ride remains too stiff though and the third-row seat is suitable only for kids.
In our tests, the Pathfinder towed 5000 pounds with ease.
Power adjustable pedals are offered, but the steering wheel adjusts only for tilt.
Still, outward visibility is mostly good and a rearview camera is available.
Access is fairly easy, but the running boards are more hindrance than help.
An optional V8 arrived in 2008.