Good news for all Nissan Pathfinder drivers, the 2013 version of this popular Sports Utility vehicle has just been awarded a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme or ANCAP for short.
The reason why this is good for South African drivers is that Australia, although on the other side of the Indian Ocean, has a fairly similar driving culture and of course terrain and weather. This means that the ANCAP tests are a good indication of how a vehicle will react in South African driving conditions.
So How Did The Pathfinder Perform?
The Nissan Pathfinder performed strongly in almost all ANCAP tests thanks to the fact that it has:
- Dual frontal, side chest and curtain airbags
- Antilock brakes (ABS)
- Electronic brake distribution (EBD)
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
When asked about how the Nissan Pathfinder performed, ANCAP spokesperson Jack Haley had this to say:
“It is very encouraging to see Nissan building 5 star cars and the Pathfinder result follows other Nissan 5 star results over the last few years”. He further went on to add that “Nissan should be congratulated on raising the Pathfinder to this higher level of safety”.
For more on the safety features found on the Nissan Pathfinder here in South Africa, please go to our Group 1 Nissan Pathfinder SUV page.
Please Note! Safety and comfort features may vary between different Nissan Pathfinder model variants and year types. Please ask your Group 1 Nissan salesperson about SA safety features and ratings.