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Nissan Pathfinder Ti 550 (2011)

by John Ewing,reviewed December 2011

The Ti 550 isn’t exactly cheap, but the standard fit-out and safety features list is pretty comprehensive.
It’s $10,000 dearer than its Ti 2.5-litre sibling and offers a handful of ‘extras’, plus the new 3.0-litre engine mated to a seven-speed auto instead of one with five ratios. The new engine is the highlight, feeling positively bullish thanks to 550 Nm of torque. Our test car’s auto was frustratingly reticent to up shift to fifth at the city 60 kph speed limit, feeling like it was revving far harder than it needed to. The tilt-only steering column and thick vision-blocking ‘A’ pillars get our thumbs down. Otherwise the ‘Pathy’ has a solid but industrial feel, on or off the bitumen.
Nissan Pathfinder TI 550 2011


Safety and equipment levels, torquey engine


No steering reach adjustment, visibility

Key features

Leather trim, power and heated front seats, navigation, DVD, audio with CD plus 9.3 GB hard drive and media connectivity, Bluetooth, 17” alloys, keyless entry/start, climate control plus rear air conditioning controls, sunroof, reversing camera, xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers, side steps, alarm, seven seats


Dual front/front side airbags/curtain (including row 3) airbags, ABS, EBD, EBA, TCS, ESC, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, front active headrests

Car Details

Vehicle make Nissan
Vehicle model Pathfinder Ti 550
Vehicle type All-Terrain 4WD
Year 2011
Price when new $75,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
4 out of 5 stars

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Engine 3.0-litre, turbo-diesel, V6

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.