• (3.8) 16 reviews
  • Available Prices: $4,535–$13,071
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 266-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7
2007 Nissan Pathfinder

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Nissan Pathfinder

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 266-hp, 4.0-liter V-6
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Seven-passenger seating
  • Related to full-size Armada
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Auto up/down power windows

2007 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Vehicle Overview
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 Hill Start Assist.

Changes are minor for 2007. For front passengers, auto up/down power windows come standard, as does an auxiliary audio input jack. An auto-reverse function automatically reverses the windows' direction when an object is in their path. Desert Stone is a new exterior color.


Exterior
The Pathfinder's styling is considered an evolution of the previous version, with short overhangs and pronounced fender flares. The rear door handles are located vertically on the C-pillars, and the SUV has an integrated front bumper. The Pathfinder's grille design is similar to Nissan's larger Armada, and its platform is derived from that SUV, too. The tailgate's glass window flips up. Running boards, heated mirrors and a sunroof are optional.

Built on a 112.2-inch wheelbase, the Pathfinder is 187.6 inches long overall and stands as tall as 70.1 inches, not counting the roof rack. Performance-type shock absorbers are available on the Off-Road model. Tires up to 17 inches in diameter can be mounted on the Pathfinder.


Interior
Seven-passenger seating includes split, folding second- and third-row seats. The front passenger seat also folds. The second-row seat is split 40/20/40 and has a one-touch release lever for third-row access.

The 50/50-split third-row seat folds into the floor with the head restraints in place. Eight utility hooks are installed in the rear cargo area, and storage is provided under the middle-row seats.

Options include leather-appointed power heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, a DVD-based navigation system, DVD-based video entertainment and a Bose audio system with a six-CD changer. For 2007, the stereo gains an auxiliary audio input jack for MP3 players and other devices.


Under the Hood
The Pathfinder's 4.0-liter V-6 produces 266 horsepower and 288 pounds-feet of torque. Operating with electronic throttle control, the V-6 features Continuous Valve Timing Control. All Pathfinders have a five-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds. A tow-hitch receiver is standard, and the SUV can have rear-wheel drive or All-Mode four-wheel drive, which includes automatic and Low-range modes.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist are standard. Side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags that protect outboard occupants in all three rows are available. Vehicle Dynamic Control and a tire pressure monitoring system are standard.

Driving Impressions
The Pathfinder performs capably on the highway and in the wilderness. It's quiet while cruising and emits a slight truck-type drone. Its engine snarls a bit during hard acceleration.

A four-wheel-drive Pathfinder maneuvers smartly through challenging offroad obstacles. Nissan's Hill Descent Control works with amazing expertise to control the SUV's speed during downhill runs. Hill Start Assist can also be helpful.

The ride is easygoing on smooth roads, but even small bumps are felt. The driver might notice just a touch of wander on some curvy routes, but the Pathfinder is an easy SUV to drive. Entry and exit isn't too difficult, and you don't feel like you're climbing up into the Pathfinder. The seats offer good support, and the seat bottoms are short but well cushioned.


Consumer Reviews

(3.8)

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Best SUV I have Owned

by Jack De from Knoxville TN on September 11, 2017

We purchased this Pathfinder as a "Beach Travel" vehicle and it has yet to let us down. Currently has 181,000 miles and most of the service I have performed my self as it is easy to work on. Mileage i... Read Full Review

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