(4.3) 23 reviews
MSRP: $3,866$12,370
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-19
Engine: 270-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 7
2006 Nissan Pathfinder

Our Take on the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder

Our Take

Redesigned for 2005, the Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle features a 4.0-liter V-6 and three rows of seats. Built with body-on-frame construction, the Pathfinder has a fully independent double-wishbone suspension. The four-wheel-drive SE Off-Road model features Hill Descent Control and Hil... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Noise levels while accelerating
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Ride comfort on imperfect surfaces

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

The Nissan Pathfinder has always had a rugged character, and while the 2006 is quite civilized, it reflects a decision by Nissan to give the Pathfinder enhanced off-road capabilities and a 4.0-liter V-6.The Pathfinder, all new last year, is built on the same platform as the Frontier pickup. It has a 112.2-inch wheelbase. The fully boxed, all-steel ladder frame comes from Nissan's F-Alpha t... Read full review for the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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Consumer Reviews


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Watch out your radiator and tranny will fail

by Mad consumer from Rhode Island on February 11, 2011

Model years 2005 to 2010 your tranny and radiator is going to fail. Mark my words all of this will start to happen between 75k to 100k. The coolant lines are going to rupture and burn out your tranny.... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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