Hannah J. Sep 4, 2015 5 min read 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has been updated with rear cross traffic and a blind spot warning system in its SL and Platinum trims. AWD models are equipped with hill decent control. New programming has been offered to continuously variable transmission simulating the conventional shifts. 360 degree parking camera is available on the SL. Last but not the least reshuffling of standard equipment has been offered as well. If you are looking up to carry seven passengers in a comfortable vehicle, then 2015 Nissan Pathfinder will be the right choice for you. Pathfinder has been a true SUV used to ride on a truck platform and its recent design in completely a SUV design in every manner. It rides in a smooth manner and now with its continuously variable transmission, its performance is simulated and it shifts in a way mimicking a regular automatic. All the people who are in need of extra space but at the same time, do not want a minivan will love the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. Interior of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is nice with enticing features and high quality material. Bluetooth is no more there; it has been removed from the S trim altogether and is offered for phone calls on the SV only. Audio streaming is reserved for the Platinum as standard feature and SL as optional. Another shortcoming in the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is its cargo space. It is one of the crossover vehicles with the least space in its class. There are a number of rivals offering strong competition to the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. One of them is the 2015 Toyota Highlander. It is the best choice with V6 power train. On the other hand if you want something sportier to drive then you must opt for 2015 Mazda CX-9. No doubt the 2015 Dodge Durango is unable to match the fuel economy of Nissan but then again it has features galore, muscular styling and is available with V8 power. Also you may find refined 2015 Chevrolet Traverse and the funky 2015 Ford flex which is like a wagon. Apart from all the rivals, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is there to attract you with its glory and features along with its three row transportation with least fuss in every sense and manner. Safety features offered by the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder: People never compromise on the safety features offered by the vehicles. Nissan has kept this thing in mind and there are several safety features offered by the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. Some of these are as follows: antilock disc brakes stability and traction control front-seat side airbags full-length side curtain airbags covering all three rows of seats Rear parking sensors Rearview camera Blind spot warning system Rear cross traffic alert View camera system The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has received the overall top five stars rating, with five star total side impact protection and four start frontal impact protection. While in small overlap frontal offset, side impact, moderate overlap frontal offset and roof strength crag tests, it received higher score of “Good”. Special features offered by the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder: One of the biggest attractions for the people is the cabin of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. Premium look has been given to the car with the help of high quality materials particularly when it is about Platinum trim level. The controls as well as gauges are easy to be found and operate. It has touch screen electronic interface which is user friendly and offers redundant controls that are adjacent to the screen. Seats are comfortable for the front as well as second row passengers. The second row can be side and reclined for the comfort. Also they are slide with a child’s seat in place, this eliminates the need to uninstall the car seat to get the people in third row. Moreover the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder offers enough headroom for the passengers of the third row capable of accommodating even a 6 feet tall person. Though legroom is a bit tight and only kids can be happy on longer trips. Cargo space offered by the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is only 16 cubic feet just behind the third row. But if the second and third rows are folded flat, then it has 7906 cubic feet of space. As compared to the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, other models like Acadia and CX-9 are much spacious. Driving impressions: The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has been equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 continu9oulsy variable transmission engine. The gearless CVT stimulates the up shifts to reach maximum acceleration. Suspension of the vehicle is seriously good on pavement, soaking the road irregularities and up bumps creating a stable and smooth ride. Steering is precise and light and handling gives feel larger from behind the wheel. In short the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder will offer whatever users expect of the company offering it.