The pricing reveal for the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder shows us that it hasn’t really changed from the 2015 model.

An entry-level Pathfinder S running on a FWD begins at $30,680 including destination charge. One step up is the Pathfinder SV with 2WD as well going for $34,000 with a Cold Package for the frosty months now available.

The Pathfinder SL 2WD comes in at $37,260, while the 2WD Pathfinder Platinum is priced at $42,460 and the 4WD Platinum at $44,150. The ALL-MODE 4×4-I system can be acquired for every trim level for an extra $1,690.

Is the Nissan Pathfinder, powered by a 260hp 3.5L V6 good for the money? With the price for the SV trim you can get an Infiniti QX50, if you don’t mind the lack of a third row; if you do want a third row there is the Infiniti QX60, which starts at about the price of the Pathfinder Platinum 4WD.

Furthermore, Consumer Reports ranks the Pathfinder among its least reliable cars, echoing the numerous complaints against the three-row SUV for recurring and widespread CVT transmission defects. Would it be different this time? We don’t know. But with luxury options that overlap with the Pathfinder’s price range, why take another chance?

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