Many years ago, I owned a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder, a SUV that wasn’t designed with the primary mission of taking Princess to the mall for a shopping expedition. I shod it with some decent sneakers, BF Goodrich AT/TA’s, and it was an excellent off-roading machine. My friend in his 4Runner had difficulty following in my tracks. That vehicle never let me down and took me up some incredibly bad terrain with agility and ease.
Fast forward to 2012 and the concept of the next generation Pathfinder, or is it a Highlander? Maybe a Santa Fe? I’m not really sure, but it’s incredibly feminine and clearly designed as the modern suburban mall-cruiser.
This thing looks like it would have a difficult time clearing the speed bump out in front of Chucky Cheese, let alone actually heading down a real dirt road. But hey, poor styling and ugly lines are in these days, so I’m sure we’ll see these things all over the mall, but most definitely not up in the woods as no real man would be caught dead in this thing.