The Pathﬁnder has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the second row’s outboard seats. They’re easy to get to thanks to pliable cushioning. Three top tether anchors are located midway down the second-row seatbacks. The third row doesn’t have any lower Latch anchors (I wish it did), but it does have a tether anchor. Seat belt buckles are on stable bases, making it possible for older children to strap themselves in independently. The National Highway Trafﬁc Safety Administration has given the 2013 Pathﬁnder an overall safety score of four stars of ﬁve. It earned four stars in the frontal crash test and rollover-resistance test. It received ﬁve stars in the side-impact crash test.
The Pathﬁnder SL has standard front-wheeldrive, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes with brake assist, an electronic stability system with traction control, a backup camera with rear parking sensors, and six airbags, including side curtains for all three rows. The standard Easy Fill Tire Alert system includes an individual tire pressure display, which is something I ﬁnd useful because I detest having to ﬁgure out which tire is giving me trouble.
All-wheel-drive is optional.
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