1996 Pathfinder

Consumer Reviews

1996 Nissan Pathfinder

$702 - $5,030  MSRP Range
1996 Nissan Pathfinder

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

4 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.2 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Great car, Miles per tank

by Kyle from on Mon Oct 04 2010

Great car, i have the sport SE model, with bigger wheels, spare tire on the trunk, 4WD, 5-speed the lot, and love it, great car, gets me almost anywhere. The only problem, is it engine, it a good one, powerful enough for suburban areas, as well as the hills of Seattle, but its SO thirsty, on average, your luck to get 240 miles to the tank, which is bare 14 MPG, OUT OF A V6!! and its even worse at highway speeds, doing 70, in 5th gear the engine is at 3000 RPM, which is why this car is so terrible for traveling to a from work, it really needs another gear because of the gearing, but other than that, its a good car, only money I've put into it, is in oil and the stereo (factory stereo is terrible, as well as the speakers)

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Geat

by Dutch from Minnesota on Sun Dec 06 2015

Bought new in Jan '97 and drove it sixteen years and 148k miles. Never gave me a moments trouble and was totally bullet proof. Best vehicle I've ever owned (and I've owned two Camry's). I wish I still had it

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Like a Tank!

by Nissan Lover from Greenbrier, tn on Mon Mar 10 2008

This car wakes up happier than me everyday! Best car I ever owned! Not a single problem in 12 years!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Good starter SUV

by J from Jersey City, NJ on Tue Jul 31 2007

If you keep it maintained then it will drive and handle well. It does have decent acceleration but it is a gas guzzler.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder

Winding paths and trails suddenly have been straightened out a bit with Nissan's new 1996 Pathfinder sport/utility vehicle.

Figuring that there's nothing wrong with making a good thing bigger and better, designers have given the Pathfinder a bored-out V-6 engine, a longer wheelbase and an extra 2.2 inches in width.

Add a redesigned interior that was created at Nissan Design International in La Jolla (pronounced la-hoy-ya), Calif., and you have a four-door, five- passenger vehicle that is almost as much a car as a sport/utility.

Offered in XE, SE and upscale LE form, the price of four-wheel drive models starts in the mid-$25,000 range for the base and ends a touch more than $32,000 for the LE.

Even though... Read More