2008 Nissan Pathfinder  -  $27,760


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,760
Base Invoice: $26,063
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr V6 S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 15 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 2WD 4dr V6 S
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

A V8 engine is available in the Nissan Pathfinder for the first time for 2008; the existing V6 is still available, too, and both engines can be equipped with rear- or four-wheel drive.

The Pathfinder also gets a new look in front and in back, and new wheel designs and two new exterior colors--White Frost and Mocha--join the lineup along with one new interior color, Russet. Inside, there's a redesigned center-console area, a restyled instrument panel, a new reclining second-row seat, and illuminated switchgear. The Intelligent Key entry system, a navigation system with Music Box hard-drive system, and a heated steering wheel are among the new options.


Pros

Roomy interior; off-road and towing ability; new V8 power.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in S, SE, and LE variants, and each are available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. SE and LE models come with a choice of a 4.0L V6 engine rated at 266 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque, or a 5.6L V8 making 300 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

The so-called Endurance V8 is new to the Pathfinder for 2008 and has an aluminum block with cast-iron liners, molybdenum-coated pistons, a forged steel crankshaft, and heavy-duty cooling system for durability.

Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, but the available 4WD systems are quite different depending on the engine. The V8 comes with a full-time All-Mode four-wheel drive system that can send up to 50 percent of engine torque to the front wheels on demand, while V6 models come with a part-time 4WD system that is more off-road oriented, with a separate low range and on LE models an electronically controlled transfer case.

On the special SE-V6 4WD model, there are several additional off-road-focused features, including a limited-slip system, hill descent control for descending steep, slippery slopes, and hill start assist, which allows a smoother launch on steep inclines when off-roading. The model also includes Bilstein performance shocks, plus additional skid plates.

The Pathfinder has a roomy interior with three rows of seating for up to seven. The third row folds flat to easily expand the cargo floor, the second row is split 40/20/40 and also folds forward, and the front passenger seat also folds forward on most models for especially long items.

Standout optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning, power-adjustable pedals, woodgrain trim, a DVD entertainment system, Bluetooth hands-free system, and a navigation system with Music Box, which has a 9.3-gigabyte hard drive for storing MP3s.

All Pathfinders include rack-and-pinion power steering with speed-sensitive power assist, plus four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD). Electronic stability control is also standard, while side-impact air bags for front-seat occupants and side-curtain air bags for outboard occupants in all three rows are optional.


Value Writeup

With a sturdy fully boxed frame and four-wheel drive, combined with a four-wheel independent suspension, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder's offers a good combination of serious towing, hauling, and off-roading ability with a good ride on-road. And now that it gets the same big V8 as the larger Armada, the mid-size Pathfinder becomes both quicker and more able, with towing capacity now up to 7,000 pounds.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.20 mi

Engine Order Code
VQ40

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
4.0L/241

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.9 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
149.1 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.5 in

Second Head Room
40.0 in

Second Leg Room
34.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Second Hip Room
57.6 in

Third Head Room
36.7 in

Third Leg Room
28.1 in

Third Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Third Hip Room
44.0 in

Wheelbase
112.2 in

Length, Overall
192.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
72.4 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.6 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
73.9 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
44.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
79.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
49.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4446 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
600 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.30 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.0 in

Front Tire Size
P245/75R16

Rear Tire Size
P245/75R16

Spare Tire Size
P245/75R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.2 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x 0.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V075000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 26, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK

Potential Number of Units Affected
80689

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 AND MODEL YEAR 2008 FRONTIER, XTERRA AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE MOLDED FUEL TANK SHELLS CAN DEFORM, CAUSING THE FUEL SENDER FLOAT ARM TO CONTACT AN EMBOSSMENT MOLDED INTO THE TANK SHELL CAUSING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FUEL GAUGE TO SHOW THAT THE VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER TANK WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO RUN OUT OF GAS AND STALL IN TRAFFIC, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNIT INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS A MODIFIED FLOAT ARM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V401000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
7948

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E019000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 12, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1873

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT AND REAR LOWER LINKS, P/NOS. 54501ZQ00A, 54500ZQ00A, 551A1ZQ00A, 551A0ZQ00A , 54501EA00A, 54500EA00A, 551A1EA500, 551A0EA500, 54501ZR00A, AND 54500ZR00A, SOLD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2009 AND MAY 14, 2010 AS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, AND QX56, AND MODEL YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010 FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK ASSEMBLY HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL COLLARS FORMING THE INBOARD ATTACHMENT POINTS TO THE CHASSIS. DUE TO AN IMPROPER WELDING PROCESS SOME COLLARS MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
IF THE COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, THE VEHICLE HANDLING WILL DETERIORATE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED LOWER LINK FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V690000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 18, 2008

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
242720

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 242,720 MY 2005-2009 PATHFINDER, FRONTIER AND XTERRA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN THOSE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WHICH USE HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF ROAD SALT IN THE WINTER, A MIXTURE OF SNOW/WATER AND SALT CAN ENTER INTO THE FRONT CRASH ZONE SENSOR (CZS) HOUSING. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CZS MAY INTERNALLY RUST RESULTING IN A SIGNAL INTERRUPTION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE RED AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE TO ALERT THE VEHICLE OPERATOR.

Consequence
THIS ISSUE COULD RESULT IN THE NON-DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAGS IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT CZS WITH A REDESIGNED SENSOR. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS IN THE OTHER STATES WILL RECEIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE SENSOR TO 10 YEARS. THESE OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE WARRANTY EXTENSION BY MAIL AND WILL RECEIVE A STICKER TO PLACE IN THEIR WARRANTY BOOKLET EXPLAINING THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver
Not Rated

Frontal Passenger
Not Rated

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Brake-activated limited slip (ABLS)

Rear wheel drive

110-amp alternator

Tow receiver hitch

4-pin trailer harness connector

Lower radiator skid plate

Independent double wishbone front/rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P245/75R16 tires

Full size spare tire

16" x 7" alloy wheels

Pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr disc brakes

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Roof rails

Body-color bumpers & fender flares

Mesh grille w/chrome surround

Black pwr mirrors

Rear privacy glass

Flip-up liftgate window

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window fixed intermittent wiper

Body-color door handles

Front bucket seats-inc: 8-way manual driver seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way manual front passenger seat, adjustable active head restraints

2nd row 40/20/40 fold-flat bench seat w/adjustable head restraints

3rd row 50/50 fold-flat split bench seat

Cloth seating surfaces

Steering wheel mounted cruise controls

Tilt steering column

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Security alarm system

Trip computer

Tire pressure monitor system

Pwr windows w/front window auto up/down & safety reverse

Pwr door locks

Cruise control

Remote keyless entry

Delayed accessory pwr

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers

Front air conditioning

Rear center console vent

Rear window defroster w/timer

Dual front/rear cup holders

12-volt DC pwr outlets in front dash, console & cargo area

Overhead console w/sunglass storage

Visors w/extenders & vanity mirrors

Driver seatback pocket

Cargo area under-floor storage

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger advanced dual stage airbags -inc: occupant sensor

3-point front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters & height ajusters

3-point rear outboard height adjustable seat belts

Child safety rear door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Energy absorbing steering column

Side door guard beams

Front/rear crumple zones

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[S01] SIDE AIRBAGS PKG
$700

 
[L92] FLOOR MATS (4-PIECE SET) (GRAPHITE OR DESERT)
$155

 
[L93] FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT (5-PIECE SET)
$240

 
[B94] SPLASH GUARDS (4-PIECE SET)
$145

 
[U94] PORTABLE NAVIGATION
$750

 
[V94] DOCKABLE DVD
$1,260

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