Earlier this month, the Nissan Pathfinder made it onto Forbes 2016 list of new cars to avoid by coming in at number 13 but in spite of this, the Pathfinder sales seems to be going strong this year.
According to Good Car Bad Car, Nissan managed to sell 34,022 Pathfinders in the United States alone and 4280 in Canada. It may not seem like a lot compared to last year’s U.S. sales of 82,041 units but this year’s numbers only account for the first five months of 2016. With June unaccounted for and another 6 months ahead of them, Nissan may be able to sell just as many units as last year.
The great sales numbers are most likely attributed to the Pathfinder’s efficient 3.5L V6 engine, capable of producing 260 horsepower and 240 lb. ft. torque. Those who went with the FWD option should be seeing a fuel efficiency rating of 20 city/27 highway mpg while those with the AWD model will see a slight dip at 19 city /26 highway.
Sure, it may not have the largest cargo capacity compared to its rivals and it only seats seven instead of a full eight but the interior is roomy and the third row is easily accessible, maybe even one of the easiest access systems out there.
The Pathfinder may have made the Forbes list but the numbers don’t lie.