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The eight-seater 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti with Style Pack is my family's steed for a week. We have spent a lot of time with the Pathfinder previously on family holidays and adventures. You can read about those and the Pathfinder's off-road ability here. Now, let's dive straight in and put this one through our BabyDrive testing, with Infasecure child seats and Thule prams, to see how it fares as an everyday family car.

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This is the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti. It's an eight-seater large SUV with the optional Style Pack. This gives the Pathfinder a black V-shaped grille at the front, badging and chrome along the bottom of the side doors and the side steps.

In the second row of seats. The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti has ISOFix in the outer two seats AND a single ISOFix in the central seat. This doesn't allow you to install three ISOFix seats across, but it does give you flexibility for where you position one or two ISOFix child seats.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the second row

There are top tether anchorages for all three second-row seats; they are clearly labelled on the backs of the seat backs and you can access them easily through the boot.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

In the third-row seats of the Pathfinder Ti there are ISOFix…

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the second row

…and top tether anchorage for the left-hand seat only.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti has ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the third row

This allowed me to install four Infasecure child seats in the back of the eight-seater 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti.

Three Infasecure child seats in the second row; I installed the Infasecure Attain More 0-4 years convertible child seat and the Infasecure Achieve More 0-8 years convertible child seat in the two outer seats and the Infasecure Quattro Onyx 0-4 years convertible child seat in the central second-row seat.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti with three child seats installed in the second row

I installed the Infasecure Momentum More 0-4 years convertible child seat in the third-row seats using the seatbelt and top tether anchorage.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti with child seat installed in the third row

The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti has very good legroom. We found we could fit a 180cm passenger in front of a rear-facing Infasecure Achieve More child seat and a 180cm adult in the third row, too.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti legroom with rear-facing child seats installed in the second row

Third-row access is very good in the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti. There is a press-button mechanism for you to bring the second-row seat forward. This works with a child seat installed if you use the ISOFix, not the seatbelt, giving you a nice, clear walk-through to the third-row seats.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti access to the third row with child seats installed in the second row

The Pathfinder's doors open really nice and wide, giving you great access in and out for passengers and when installing child seats.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti legroom with forward-facing child seats installed in the second row

The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti model I am testing has built-in window blinds in the rear doors. I love these as they shelter the rear passengers from the sun while driving and take the stress away on journeys when you suddenly find your little one in the sun, and you are wondering what towel or jumper you can trap in the rear door or window to shade them!

The rear windows of the model I'm testing are also very tinted. I found them fantastic not only for keeping the kids shaded but also for keeping the interior of the car cool and for making it hard for other people to look in when we took the Pathfinder on our summer holiday.

The bottom of the doors in this Ti model have a plastic guard that wraps around them. I found that this prevents sand and dirt from getting inside the doors when you drive off-road and from getting on your trousers when you get in and out of the car. The model I tested also has side steps that help little kids getting in and out of the car.

Practical storage for passengers on board the Nissan Pathfinder Ti is very good in all three rows. In the third row, it has double cup holders on both sides, so passengers can double-park their drinks or snacks for long journeys.

Second-row passengers have an abundance of well-designed storage, with double cup holders in the arms of the doors. These have to be my favourite of all! They can hold your kids' drink and a snack, and they can reach them while you are driving, so you do not have to pass things back all the time. There are also very generous door bins and storage in the little handle wells, too.

Map pockets in the back of both front seats will hold books or iPads and there are charging sockets in the back of the central console so passengers can charge devices while driving along.

Storage is fantastic in the front of the Pathfinder, too. The bridge central console gives you somewhere to put your handbag rather than the passenger's footwell and there are two cup holders for both front passengers coffees, a wireless phone charging pad and a good-sized central console box.

The glove box has a shelf above it on the dash, which is handy for the passenger's phone, and the door bins are a generous size.

Storage in the boot remains really practical for families. The previous generation Nissan Pathfinder had the biggest boot for families of the seven-seaters I tested at the time. I'm pleased to say the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder is even better! The boot will hold eight shopping bags when using all seven or eight seats. That's comparable to the Hyundai Palisade and the Toyota Kluger, which also hold eight. The Mazda CX-9 will hold six shopping bags, and the Kia Carnival will hold ten shopping bags.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for shopping with all three rows in use

The Thule Sleek, future-proof, multi-configuration pram with a single seat…

Thule Sleek

…will fit in the Nissan Pathfinder boot when using all eight seats, with two shopping bags.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for single stroller pram and shopping with all three rows in use

The Thule Urban Glide 2 is the ultimate all-terrain stroller…

Thule Urban Glide 3

… with one of the back wheels removed, it will fit in the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder boot when using all three rows of seats with two shopping bags.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for single stroller pram and shopping with all three rows in use

The Thule Spring, lightweight and one-handed folding stroller…

Thule Spring

… fits in the boot of the Nissan Pathfinder with three shopping bags. When using all eight seats.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for compact stroller pram and shopping with all three rows in use

Or a small-sized dog.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for dogs with all three rows in use

When you are using the first two rows of seats in the Nissan Pathfinder, you can fit twenty-two bags of shopping. That's comparable to the Hyundai Palisade, which also holds twenty-two shopping bags. The Toyota Kluger holds twenty. The Mazda CX-9 will hold seventeen shopping bags, and the Kia Carnival will hold a mega twenty-six shopping bags.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

When using two rows of seats in the Nissan Pathfinder, the Thule Sleek, future-proof, multi-configuration pram with a single seat…

Thule Sleek

…will fit in the Nissan Pathfinder boot with six shopping bags.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Thule Urban Glide 2 is the ultimate all-terrain stroller…

Thule Urban Glide 3

… with the back wheels off, it will fit in the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder boot with fourteen shopping bags. when using the first two rows of seats.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Thule Spring, lightweight and one-handed folding stroller…

Thule Spring

… fits in the boot of the Nissan Pathfinder with seventeen shopping bags.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for shopping with compact pram if two rows of seats are in use

You can also fit two 90L, two 70L and two 40L Thule Chasm duffle bags in the boot of the Nissan Pathfinder when two rows of seats are in use.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space with two rows of seats in use

Or a big dog.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

We found the large underfloor plastic storage area really helpful when we used it with our family. Both our girls' scooters fitted in there nicely.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot underfloor storage

On a daily basis the girls' scooters and bikes fit easily in the boot with room for school bags and lunchboxes.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti boot space for bikes with two rows of seats in use

There are aircon vents in all three rows of the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti, which is excellent news for all onboard, keeping everyone nice and comfortable in the rear two rows with ceiling vents.

Thankfully, these can be controlled from the front dashboard just below the front air vents. This is great for parents with little ones in the back who aren't big enough to control their own climate or siblings who fight and squabble over it!!

There are also controls in the back of the central console box for those with bigger kids or adults riding in the back.

The media system in the Nissan Pathfinder has Apple CarPlay, which is great for accessing your phone's listening, navigation and messaging apps safely. The Pathfinder has a nice large landscape screen. The media system is modern and easy to use and navigate.

The cameras are excellent in the Nissan Pathfinder, with lovely clear images and multiple angles to view from.

The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder has scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating and has seven airbags as standard: Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags (all three rows) are standard. A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes is also standard.

All rear seats have seat belt removal reminders with a great visual on the driver display screen.

The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Ti is an enjoyable large SUV to drive. It doesn't have that lethargic, lolloping feeling that a lot of large SUVs have, and we found it good for our kids with travel sickness.

 

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Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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