2016 Nissan Pathfinder

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2016 Nissan Pathfinder
2016 Nissan Pathfinder

Key specs

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The good:

  • Low curb weight
  • Gas mileage
  • Second row can tip forward with installed child seat
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert makes adding air to tires simple

The bad:

  • Loss of tough body-on-frame platform of previous generation
  • Less power than with prior generation's V-8
  • Less towing capability than previous generation

4 trims

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Our 2016 Nissan Pathfinder trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Seven-seat crossover SUV
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • 260-hp V-6
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

2016 Nissan Pathfinder review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for 2013 and switched to a unibody platform from a body-on-frame design to improve gas mileage and driving refinement. The seven-seat Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and comes with front- or four-wheel drive. Competitors include the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse.

New for 2016
A Cold Package with heated cloth front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated side mirrors is optional for the SV trim level. The SL model gains a heated steering wheel.

Significant Standard Features

  • 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • 60/40-split second row with tip-up seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert system alerts driver when correct air pressure is achieved
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Power liftgate
  • Dual-panel moonroof
  • Leather seats
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Rear entertainment system with two 7-inch screens
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Only owned for a short time. So far so good

Vehicle is good on gas, engine is responsive and plenty powerful for the car. Interior amenities are nice. We have the third row seat which is nice for warring siblings!


Most reliable car I’ve owned.

This car is exactly what I was needing for my family. Not only commute, but for family vacation, and off road. Absolutely love the way it looks, and prices.


Beautiful SUV

Sleek SUV generous space all the bells/whistles. Great bang for the buck! Will refer to family and friends who are looking to purchase a new or used vehicle

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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