The Pathfinder is essentially a minivan in SUV disguise and competes with other three row vehicles that have seven seats. An roomy interior and easy access moves it closer to a family-friendly minivan substitute, which could be a good thing. Overall the Pathfinder is practical but rather boring to drive and doesn't stand out against its many peers.
The Pathfinder has a pretty comfortable ride, decent power, and straightforward controls. The second row has a handy feature: It can slide forward to clear a path to the third row even when a child seat is installed in it. Kids will probably like the two-person third row just fine, but adults won't be comfortable there, so this car isn't a great choice for car-pooling grownups. Furthermore, mounting child seats can be a bit of a chore.