2008 Nissan Pathfinder

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Powerful V-8 engine
  • Standard stability system
  • 7,000-lb. towing capacity

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Side curtain airbags not standard

4 trims

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Notable features

  • V-6 or new V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Seven seats
  • RWD or 4WD

2008 Nissan Pathfinder review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The 2008 Pathfinder is relatively unchanged, aside from the newly available V-8 engine. Larry Dominique, Nissan vice president of product planning, said a V-8 was added to the Pathfinder lineup in response to customer demand for more engine power. Rated at 300-plus horsepower, the V-8 gives the seven-seat Pathfinder SUV the ability to tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Pathfinder’s center dash controls have also been redone and now have a more refined appearance.

Exterior
For the most part, the Pathfinder looks much like last year’s model. The front bumper has been mildly restyled and the doors have new rub strips. Standard aluminum wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but 17- and 18-inch wheels are offered. A sunroof is optional.

Interior
The Pathfinder has room for seven. Cloth seats are standard and leather seats are optional. The available navigation system includes a 9.3 GB hard drive that can hold music files. Dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a Bose sound system and a DVD entertainment system are optional.

Under the Hood
The base 4.0-liter V-6 makes 266 hp, while the optional 5.6-liter V-8 produces 300-plus hp and 380-plus pounds-feet of torque. The engines both team with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are available.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes, active front head restraints and an electronic stability system are standard. Side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and power-adjustable pedals are optional.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

super camion v8

j adore l intérieur pour aller a la chasse ou a la pèche il passe partout off road beaucoup d espace pour le stock le cuir est comme neuf pourtant il a 13 ans 250 000 km ,je viens de l acheter

4.0

Best vehicle I have owned.

I bought this vehicle 10 years ago & now have over 200,000 miles on odometer. Best vehicle I have owned & I have had many. Very little repairs needed. I drive it every day, pull trailers with it & never failed to start.

3.9

To much electrical equipment.

To much electrical equipment. Always something out. Suspension doesn't last.great car needs simplified doesn't need all the wiring to make a good car. Thank you.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
Powertrain
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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