NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For 12 years and counting, Parents magazine editors have used their family life expertise to help create the ultimate list of "10 Best Family Cars of 2019." This year, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder – with its breadth of advanced safety and driver assistance features – has been named to the Best Three-Row SUVs category.
Pathfinder was noted specifically for its Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM) and Rear Door Alert (RDA)1 system, which can help remind customers of items that may be forgotten in the rear seat. The "10 Best Family Cars of 2019" appears in the May issue of Parents and online.
"We're honored to have Pathfinder included on this prestigious Parents magazine list," said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. "Pathfinder has always been an exceptional vehicle for families to turn up the adventure, around town or on and off the road – and the 2019 Pathfinder offers the best combination of family features in the nameplate's 30-plus year history."
"Second to the home, the car is at the center of our parenting universe," said Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief of Parents. "Moms and dads need a vehicle that can handle their squad and haul all of their stuff. In developing this list, we wanted to evaluate what's important to families at a level that exceeds other car rankings. This meant understanding the fundamental features needed in a vehicle, while also keeping in-car entertainment, and of course, safety top of mind."
Pathfinder's innovative Rear Door Alert system detects if a rear door is opened prior to driving, and if it is not opened again at the end of the trip, the system can remind customers that something might be left in the rear seat1. RDA is designed to be simple, unobtrusive and can be easily turned on or off as needed.
Among the many other family-friendly Pathfinder features are an available Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory. Pathfinder's stylish interior includes comfortable seating for seven. Every 2019 Pathfinder interior is anchored by Nissan's innovative EZ Flex® Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE®, a 2nd row tilt and glide seat that allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed2.
The 2019 Pathfinder's wide range of available convenience features and driving aids also includes standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio3, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, RearView Monitor, and available 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system, Mobile Family Entertainment Package with dual headrest 8.0-inch DVD monitors, Nissan Intelligent Key® with programmable settings, Remote Engine Start4, Dual Panorama Moonroof and Easy-Fill Tire Alert. Advanced Driver Assistance technology includes Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The seven-passenger 2019 Pathfinder is offered in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations and a choice of four well-equipped grade levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. New for 2019 is the Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, a special value option package offering unique exterior and interior treatments that emphasize the rugged Pathfinder heritage.