( www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new VW Atlas and the newish Nissan Pathfinder are both family haulers that can be purchased with a third row seat. But which one of these two crossovers is better off-road. We decided to find out by talking them up Gold Mine Hill.

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Comments

    • B Miller
      B Miller

      I'm a long-term fan of body on frame trucks - but that Atlas intrigues me (as a father of 4, who wants to take the whole family along)

      about 5 days ago
    • broke duece
      broke duece

      I own a 13' Pathfinder, and really like this vehicle. Disappointed that it couldn't make it up that hill

      about 15 days ago
    • Paul von Helger
      Paul von Helger

      The new 'Pathfinder' is made for 'paved' paths. Do not drive off-road...

      about 22 days ago
    • GermanCarsRule
      GermanCarsRule

      I used to take my family camping and do the 4WD roads in a proper Mitsubishi Montero SR. I have been on Gold Mine road outside of Colorado Springs many times, although this looks like a side path. However, I love this test and you rarely see them. These are the real kinds of roads you encounter camping even if not doing hard core trails. A forest road washes out or there's a bad patch. The Atlas had good specs with 8in clearance and better angles on the front and back. I wasn't clear if you could actually lock the transaxle and I assume there is no separate low range. Both would benefit from a better tire but it is still a good test. Frankly, all SUV-class vehicles should have to run a road something like this. I cannot imagine a CVT on these roads. I have ruled out all CVT vehicles which includes the new Subaru Ascent. Would be interesting to see if it could have ascended that last little rise. Good video!

      about 26 days ago
    • W W
      W W

      Crapfinder. CVT=Crappy Vehicle Tranny. Nissan really has lost their competitive edge. It is a shame. I would not even look at them again unless reports come out they are going back to manual transmissions or proper gear changing automatics. Power plants need some refreshments. Designs need updating. Off Road division needs to go back to the roots of what the Xterra was like and produce something like that again. And or with even more capable systems for aiding it along. Like the VW had here. Oh well. All good things die I guess.

      about 28 days ago
    • Trevor S
      Trevor S

      An actual transmission vs something that ONLY snowmobiles should have!! (well those lame atv folks have snowmobile transmissions now too soo..)

      about 1 month ago
    • Bashar Yassin
      Bashar Yassin

      @8:20 turn the o/d off and try again

      about 1 month ago
    • factargum
      factargum

      This cars for off-road but not that level...just better than sedan and FR, RR crossovers...it is comfortable and safe for family.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabeah Karram
      Rabeah Karram

      Nissan should fix this issue I’m not impressed Bull shot

      about 3 months ago
    • Micah Thornton
      Micah Thornton

      CVT is garbage steer clear of them. I have a 2019 Atlas I thought about buying a pathfinder until they said cvt. I don't want a belt driving my transmission.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ameer Alaa
      Ameer Alaa

      BAD drivers... stupid video...
      The CVT took pathfinder to the best..

      about 3 months ago
    • Rob Watt
      Rob Watt

      What bull shit.

      about 3 months ago
    • Artyom Popov
      Artyom Popov

      Bring back the 4hi 4low, diff locker and redesign the pathfinder for a new launch. This crossover fails to live up to the name.

      about 4 months ago
    • John Sellers
      John Sellers

      Glad I saw this I'm taking our new Atlas up Gold mine hill this weekend.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ios_ racer55
      Ios_ racer55

      This is why i hate cvt they destroy the car

      about 5 months ago
    • Rob Watt
      Rob Watt

      You drove at least two feet to the right, come on.

      about 5 months ago
    • Rob Watt
      Rob Watt

      Why in the hell are you driving straight into the hole, real dumb ass.

      about 5 months ago
    • John Farel
      John Farel

      I cant wait until all of road vehicles come standard with cvt's

      about 5 months ago
    • N Blank
      N Blank

      Did you guys have the diff lock when going up on stage 2

      about 5 months ago
    • jaasun71
      jaasun71

      It can find the path but can’t go up it 😂

      about 5 months ago
    • c&k dad
      c&k dad

      Wife and I had a rental pathfinder and it was a sh!tbox. Can't believe anyone would pay money for it. Ugly, lazy handling, very poor interior quality, and a sluggish engine. We are german car owners, and nothing compares to German car quality, advanced engineering, tech, and performance. It's impossible to drive anything less after you've had a bimmer or audi\vw.

      about 5 months ago
    • Shuffle3956
      Shuffle3956

      Cars these days are like robots. they will DEICIDE if they wanna go or not. Good old fashion cars would burn their tires, get side ways, claw their way up the hill and do whatever the driver demanded. Not the computer packed garbage you see so called SUV's we have today.

      about 5 months ago
    • Jack Bailhache
      Jack Bailhache

      Its a shame because i like the new pathfinder but nissan have ruined the off road capability

      about 5 months ago
    • Robert Bricker
      Robert Bricker

      Was the traction control off in the pathfinder since it was in the atlas x mode?

      about 5 months ago
    • Y Fuduoduo
      Y Fuduoduo

      Don’t buy cvt cars.

      about 6 months ago
    • Anthony Bucci
      Anthony Bucci

      Question (if you know the answer) - in your comparison to,the Chevy Traverse, you did the rear hatch ‘race’, and the Atlas didn’t close using the remote (As I expected), however, in this video - Atlas vs Pathfinder, you did the same rear hatch race and it appears the Atlas’ rear hatch closed using the remote...is that so? Please tell.

      about 6 months ago
    • DONNIE Sowell
      DONNIE Sowell

      I was seriously considering getting a Nissan Rogue awd or Pathfinder but I dont think I am now because I'm not liking what I've been seeing the transmission not do to well when they get pushed a little

      about 6 months ago
    • jared novak
      jared novak

      So much pathfinder hate and don’t get me wrong I’d never ever buy one. But they sell three times the amount with this generation than the previous generation. So why would they stop making it a crossover and go back to making it a truck? To lose money??? If these tank in sales maybe they will but I highly highly doubt it. I do think they need a new off roader. We need a new frontier and Xterra on a new truck Frame.

      about 6 months ago
    • dannyboy1984
      dannyboy1984

      Damn Nissan look like shit from the 2000's

      about 7 months ago
    • Cody White
      Cody White

      This is sad for the Pathfinder. Not only does the Atlas have more appealing lines and exterior design, the Pathfinder now is a FAR away departure from the capable versions before it like my nonstop '94 Finder. ... Great video thanks!

      about 7 months ago