I bought the Pathfinder as a replacement for a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer that had become unreliable. The Pathfinder offers a 3rd row of seats and ventilation controls in the ceiling for passenger comfort. Access to the 3rd row is very easy. All you have to do is pull a lever on one of the second row seats and they tumble forward and out of the way. The 3rd row seats are rather small and should only be used for children, but it is a nice feature when visiting family. It allows my sister's family and us to travel in one vehicle rather than two. The cargo area is covered in a plastic material that holds up well to abuse. Just be careful when sliding materials inside that can scratch the plastic. The driving experience is much better than it was in the trailblazer. The steering is much more communicative and precise. The suspension is much tighter and respondes well to road imperfections. The 4.0L V6 has plenty of power for hauling around a car full of passengers or a weekends worth projects in a trailer. The four wheel driver system has worked perfectly with no problems. The vehicle is just right for people looking for something that is a little more robust and can handle so medium duty towing than your typical crossover.
The 2008 pathfinder SE is great value for the money,it is Very roomy and somewhat a Comfortable ride. However its gas mileagenot is not very good.
Just got the V8- wish I had a V6 with the cost of gas these days...second row is a bit tight for people and baby seats but works ok...rear space is great with 3rd row seat down. The rear camera, radio, etc...is great and I feel that this was a good buy for me and my family!