• (3.7) 45 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,678$11,198
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 270-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7
2005 Nissan Pathfinder

Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

Our Take

For the 2005 model year, the redesigned 2005 Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle is based on a new platform and features a 4.0-liter V-6 engine and three rows of seats. Larger than its predecessor, the third-generation Pathfinder debuted at the 2004 North American International Auto Show.Buil... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Noise levels while accelerating
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Ride comfort on less-than-perfect surfaces

Notable Features

  • New 4.0-liter V-6
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Seven-passenger seating
  • Related to full-size Armada
  • RWD or 4WD


Our Expert Reviews

Compared with the competition, Nissan was way, way behind the curve when it came to capitalizing on the sport-utility-vehicle craze. Economic hardship required the company to rely on the Pathfinder and its Infiniti derivative, the QX4, for far too long. By the time Nissan launched its entry-level SUV, the Xterra, for the 2000 model year, Toyota had been selling the RAV4 for four years.An influx... Read full review for the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

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Consumer Reviews


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Most dependable SUV I've ever owned

by Sports Enthusiast from Texas on February 21, 2011

Purchased my Pathfinder SE used with 38,000 miles and 4 years later runs as good as day I bought it. Other than the usual maintenance and replacing the catalytic converters at 63,000 miles (which was ... Read Full Review

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