The Nissan Pathfinder is sort of like the Vegemite of the big-SUV world. It’s been around forever, and even though there are fancier things out there, it’s constantly on people’s shopping lists. And just like a jar of yeast-based goodness, it’s not to everybody’s tastes – but those that do buy them absolutely love them.

So, is the Pathfinder for you?

I tested the top-of-the-range Ti four-wheel-drive version with my family over a week and assessed its practicality, its value, its fuel economy and what it was like to drive.