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If you want space for seven, proper off-road credentials and an attractive price tag, look no further than the hardy Nissan Pathfinder; perfect for winter snow, mud and rain.
Though the Nissan Pathfinder is a similar size to the popular Land Rover Discovery, you can pick up a Pathfinder for just over £25,000 – an enormous £10,000 less than the cheapest Discovery we could find online. Yet the Pathfinder comes with seven seats, five of which fold into the floor to create a huge boot; and it holds its value well, making it a sound buy.
The Pathfinder is a comfortable and easy to drive workhorse that should take tough weather in its stride. With effective air conditioning and a smooth diesel engine, plus a long list of standard equipment, the Pathfinder is a good vehicle to live with all year round – especially considering the substantial 20% discounts available.
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Seven-seater Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Acenta for under £26,000
If you want the best value Pathfinder, the 2.5 dCi Acenta is worth a look. Following a hefty discount of £6,706 this model is available for £25,564. Even this entry level model has a long list of equipment, including automatic headlights and wipers, Bluetooth connectivity and dual zone climate control.
Other useful features include three 12-volt sockets, six cupholders, a fold down passenger seat and a full size spare wheel. Thanks to the Pathfinder’s strong 2.5-litre diesel engine and four-wheel drive system, this model accelerates to 62mph in 11.0 seconds, but official fuel economy is less impressive at just 33mpg.
Save over £7,000 on Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Tekna
Thanks to a discount of £7,010, this Pathfinder is available for £28,595. In addition to the equipment fitted to the Acenta, you also get a touchscreen satnav system, plus leather upholstery, electric heated front seats and powerful xenon headlights.
Other useful kit includes a rear parking camera to take the stress out of parking in tight spaces, plus heater and air conditioning controls for rear seat passengers.
Top of the range automatic Nissan Pathfinder for under £30,000
If you prefer automatic transmission, the Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Tekna auto is available for £29,867 – a saving of £7,113. This Pathfinder retains all of the equipment from the Tekna, and gains a five-speed automatic gearbox to make driving around town more relaxing. The automatic gearbox does dent the official fuel economy figure though, which tumbles to 31.4mpg. Acceleration is improved, however, with the 0-62mph time dropping to 10.7 seconds – not bad for a car of this size.
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Hot Car Deals:
- Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Acenta – £25,564 at Nationwide Cars
- Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Tekna – £28,595 at Discounted New Cars
- Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi Tekna auto – £29,867 at Nationwide Cars
Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.