(3.6) 43 reviews
MSRP: $3,804$11,292
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

8 Trims Available

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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