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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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 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


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The only suggestion I have is that it does not give a quiet ride. I cannot drive and listen to the radio. I can't hear anything on the radio. so I turn it off. This is the fourth Nissan that I have owned, and the fact that Nissan's vehicles do not give a quiet ride is applicable to the other ones I have owned. I did not know the difference until I rode in my cousin's Cadillac Escalade


Disappointed in Nissan Pathfinder

Hard to get in and out of. Bought used low mileage. First the cooling fans went bad at about 40,000 miles now the driver seat moves back and forth. From what I can understand the frame on the driver seat is a problem, with no recall issued. Not a recommended car to purchase.


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!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 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.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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