The Nissan Pathfinder was our way of getting somewhere close to the luxury of the Armada (what we wanted) without the extra leg room or the higher price tag....we knew there would be trade-offs with not paying for the Armada, but it's just not worth what we got. One of my boys (10 yrs old) gets car sick every time he gets in the car. We paid to have a DVD system put into the vehicle which won't actually work the way it should. The USB port won't read the movies we have on it at all. I have tried to adjust myself in the front seat and bonked my head more times than I can count just trying to sit up. There is a severe tremble during idle when the A/C is running which drives my husband nutty.
We love this car. It holds my family with room to spare. And there's room left over. Lots of storage. We often gold down back row when we go shopping or to the beach. My three children fit with room to spare in the middle row. And one is still in a car seat.
After driving for several weeks, my 2007 Pathfinder has performed well mechanically. I'm 5'3" and find it easy to adjust for my size; the foot pedals also adjust and seats are comfortable. Power and breaking are impressive and I've found it gets about 15 MPG on average. The undercarriage has an annoying squeak when going over minor bumps in the road, but I love the Bose sound system and minimize the squeak by turning up the stereo ;) The rear door assembly for the first aid kit was missing and the hatch for the spare tire and tools is nearly impossible to open. I give low ratings for interior finish quality; fabric on doors appears faded/mismatched, should be charcoal gray or black but has a purple tint; floor mats do not match and fit poorly; a thin plastic coating around shift assembly trim is peeling badly (looks like skin after a bad sunburn). It's great to drive; smooth, roomy and seats 7 in a pinch. Rear seats fold flat to configure to your needs. I can't wait to take it on trips with bikes or a trailer as long as gas prices don't make it impossible.