Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

With its pathfinding days behind it, the Pathfinder eschews the go-anywhere capability of its past and now joins the three-row crossover crowd. The big Nissan is a flexible family hauler and interstate cruiser that favors comfort, quiet, and fuel economy over dynamics and spirited performance. The sole engine choice is a 260-hp 3.5-liter V-6 with a CVT; front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. It’s not exactly slow, but the CVT is unrefined and noisy.

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