2012 Nissan Pathfinder  -  $44,795


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,795
Base Invoice: $41,539
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4WD 4dr V8 LE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 14 | City: 13 | Hwy: 18
Body Style: 4WD 4dr V8 LE
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 5.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 Endurance engine

Pros

Towing and off-roading ability; tough truck-based construction; three rows of seating; manageable size; strong, torquey engines


Value Writeup

Nissan's truck-based sport-utility vehicle is configured for people who are planning to do real off-roading or trailer-towing. It's built with a serious body-on-frame layout and true 4-wheel drive system, so it's a tough, work-capable SUV with three rows of seating. This makes the Pathfinder Nissan's most capable vehicle.


Model Highlights

The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder comes in five trims: S, SV, Silver Edition, LE and LE V8. All models except for the LE V8 come with a 266-horsepower, 4.0L V6 engine; LE V8 models get a 320-hp, 5.6L V8. Buyers have a choice between rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive on all models except the LE V8, which only comes with 4-wheel drive.

The Pathfinder is, as it looks to be, a boxy, traditional sport-utility vehicle, offering a combination of trail prowess, towing and hauling capability and wagon-like interior versatility. Built on a fully boxed, all-steel ladder frame, combined with a 4-wheel independent suspension, the Pathfinder manages to combine serious truck ability with decent responsiveness for daily driving on streets and highways. Coil-over shocks and a stabilizer bar keep the front in check, while in back a double-wishbone independent setup helps provide good cornering ability, even over rough surfaces. In all versions, a 5-speed automatic transmission provides smooth shifts and has a wide span of ratios to fit both off-roading and relaxed high-speed cruising.

While the Pathfinder's overall length and width are about the same as that of a mid-size sedan, which allows decent maneuverability, yet it feels considerably roomier thanks to its additional height. It offers standard 3-row seating for up to seven. The third-row seat folds flat and the second row is 40/20/40-split and flips forward easily for better third-row access. Inside, there are plenty of cubbies, as well as map pockets and eight cup holders.

Two different 4-wheel drive systems are offered in the Pathfinder: S and SV models come with a traditional part-time system, while LE models include a more sophisticated All-Mode 4WD system that can reapportion torque to the wheels that need it most. The latter includes both the expected low and high ranges in addition to an Auto mode and a rear-wheel drive mode. When properly optioned with the 17-inch BFGoodrich Long Trail tires, the Pathfinder can be an especially well-focused off-road machine.

No matter the Pathfinder model, tow ratings remain impressive when compared to car-based crossover vehicles. When equipped with the V8, the Pathfinder can tow up to 7,000 pounds, while tow ratings with the V6 are as high as 6,000 pounds.

Safety features are impressive, too. All Pathfinder models include front side airbags, side-curtain bags and active front head restraints, along with electronic stability control and a 4-channel anti-lock braking system that's been designed to also perform well on gravel and less-than-perfect surfaces.

The Pathfinder SV adds power-adjustable pedals, a power driver's seat, a trip computer, steering-wheel audio controls, a rear cargo net, automatic climate control, rear air conditioning, a center armrest in back and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob. Top-of-the-line LE models get larger bright machine-finished alloy wheels, added exterior chrome trim, heated outside mirrors, a rearview monitor, a HomeLink garage-door opener system, Bluetooth hands-free calling capability, a heated steering wheel, Bose premium sound and the Intelligent Key system.


Model News

The 2012 Pathfinder is virtually identical to the 2011 model. The few changes include an optional DVD package and DVD Entertainment system on the V6 Silver. A new 9.3GB hard-drive music server appears on the V6 LE.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 MPG

Cruising Range - City
274.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
379.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.6L/339

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
388 @ 3400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual mode

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
100.6 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
39.0 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
192.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
72.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
9.0 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
73.9 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
17.4 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
44.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in

Liftover Height
30.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
79.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
48.9 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5051 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
700 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.34 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.00 in

Front Tire Size
P265/60R18

Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18

Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.5 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V592000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 19, 2011

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
14,718

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 INFINITI FX, MODEL YEAR 2012 INFINITI M, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN FRONTIER, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN XTERRA, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN PATHFINDER, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN NV VEHICLES. SOME OF THE BOLTS THAT CONNECT THE ENGINE OIL COOLER AND THE ENGINE OIL FILTER TO THE ENGINE IN THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO BELOW SPECIFICATION STRENGTH. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY BREAK AT THE OIL FILTER ATTACHMENT POINT AND CAN CAUSE AN ENGINE OIL LEAK.

Consequence
IF THERE IS AN ENGINE OIL LEAK, THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WOULD DROP AND THE ENGINE COULD SEIZE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CONNECTOR BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 19, 2012. 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 .

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
22.8%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

5.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 Endurance engine

Continuous valve timing control system (CVTCS)

5-speed automatic transmission -inc: manual shift mode

All-mode 4WD w/2-speed transfer case

4-wheel drive

Lower radiator skid plate

Receiver hitch member & 4-pin trailer harness plug

Front tow hooks

Independent double wishbone front/rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

Stainless steel exhaust

18" bright machined alloy wheels

P265/60R18 all-season BSW tires

Full size spare tire w/steel wheel

Roof rails w/cross bars

Body-color body side molding w/chrome accents

Splash guards

Running boards

Body-color bumpers & fender flares

Front fascia under guard

Mesh grille w/chrome surround

Auto on/off headlights

Fog lamps

Folding body-color pwr heated mirrors w/memory

Rear privacy glass

Flip-up liftgate window

Speed-sensitive variable windshield wipers

Rear window fixed intermittent wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

Bluetooth hands free phone system

Bose AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: unique BOSE faceplate, MP3 playback, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-sensitive volume, aux input jack, (10) speakers including subwoofer

9.3GB music server

XM satellite radio

In glass diversity antenna

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

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

2nd row fold-down center armrest

3rd row 50/50 fold-flat split bench seat w/adjustable head restraints

Leather seating surfaces (1st & 2nd rows)

Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory

Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls

Tilt steering column

Silver center cluster

Trip computer

Outside temp display

7-inch color multi info display

Low washer fluid, low fuel & tire pressure warning lamps

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

Pwr door locks w/selective unlock

Cruise control

Power liftgate release

Remote keyless entry

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Security alarm system

Nissan Intelligent Key

HomeLink universal transceiver

Delayed accessory pwr

Hard drive navigation system *Deletes compass in rearview mirror*

Front air conditioning w/dual zone auto temp control, unique HVAC display

Rear air conditioner w/separate fan speed control

In cabin micro filter

Rear center console vent

Rear window defroster w/timer

Dual cup holders for all rows

Bottle holders in front door pockets

12-volt pwr outlets-inc: (2) front dash, (1) center console (1) cargo area

Wood grain trim on center console & window switch finishers

Satin chrome ring accented meter gauges

Overhead console w/sunglass storage

Auto day/night rearview mirror w/compass

Visors w/extenders & illuminated vanity mirrors

Assist grips-inc: (3) first row, (4) second row

Dual coat hooks for second row

Front map lights

Rear reading lamps

Leather shift knob

Driver seatback pocket

Cargo area under-floor storage

(12) cargo hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Traction control system (TCS)

Brake-activated limited slip (ABLS)

Side door guard beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger advanced dual stage airbags w/occupant sensor

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof-mounted side-impact curtain airbags for all rows w/rollover sensor

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

3-point rear height adjustable seat belts

Child safety rear door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children system (LATCH) -inc: (3) tether points

Energy absorbing steering column

Rearview back-up camera

Tire pressure monitor system

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
ESPRESSO BLACK
$0

 
AVALANCHE
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER
$0

 
NAVY BLUE
$0

 
DARK SLATE
$0

 
RED BRICK
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CAFE LATTE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAPHITE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[K01] LE V8 VALUE PKG
$2,100

 
[J92] MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$105

 
[L92] FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS & CARPETED CARGO MAT
$200

 
[S92] PROTECTION PKG
$230


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