John Marazzi Nissan in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida now features the largest inventory of new and used Nissan Pathfinders. Some sport-utility vehicles appeal to truck people, while others appeal to car people. The Nissan Pathfinder is one of the few sport-utility vehicles that actually holds some appeal for both. When it debuted in the late 1980s, the Pathfinder had the truck like qualities of rear- or four-wheel drive, sturdy body-on frame architecture, angular styling and, when equipped with four-wheel drive, genuine off-road capability.
However, as the Nissan Pathfinder evolved through the years, it became larger and more refined. Its designers made changes that allowed it to walk the line between suburban family runabout and macho, rugged rock crawler. Now the Pathfinder is broad-shouldered enough to fit such new-millennium amenities as a fold-flat third-row seat, powerful V6 and V8 engines and a 6,000-pound towing capacity, while remaining tidy enough to fit easily in a standard garage space. It's also one of the rare SUVs to switch from unibody construction back to a truck-based body-on-frame setup, creating a sturdier truck but also adding weight.
That said, the Pathfinder can be considered a jack of all trades, though it has never dominated in any one area. It has always been a solid choice among midsize SUVs, but with its bland styling and unremarkable ride and handling, today's seven-passenger Pathfinder may be overlooked by SUV shoppers who have plenty of other candidates to consider in this class. Those who do take a look, however, should be pleased with its all-around capabilities.
Fort Myers residents can schedule a test drive at John Marazzi Nissan or contact our Internet sales department to have our Showroom2Go bring the vehicle to your home or office.
"The...Nissan Pathfinder plays the role of a tough, rugged cowboy ready for the range. Yet, when negotiating city streets, the Pathfinder is a tame tiger offering many amenities to please the in-town crowd." -- DogCars.com