Nissan Pathfinder is quite a mighty puller, offering a towing capacity of a whopping 6,000 lbs. This is adequate capacity for many trailers based on campers weight by type: travel trailers 7300 lbs, popups 2500 lbs, teardrops 1200 lbs.
If you’re looking for the best towing SUV that isn’t a truck, you’ll probably find several in the 3-row crossover aisle, and the Pathfinder is an excellent choice. It’s a seven-seater designed for people who want a spacious, competent family carrier.
The Nissan Pathfinder comes in four trim levels, which are S, SV, SL, and Platinum at the high-end of the pricing spectrum. All of them are available with All-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Drive. Unsurprisingly, the Pathfinder FWD S is the best-selling style.
The FWD S packs a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine which outputs 284 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 259 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm, which is enough to tow up to 6,000 lbs. What’s more, this model isn’t a fuel guzzler; you can get 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.
Nissan Pathfinder (FWD S) Specs:
Engine: 284-hp 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine
Max Towing Capacity: 6,000 lb
Torque: 259 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
EPA mileage: 20 City / 27 Hwy
Drivetrain: 4-Wheel Drive