2018 Nissan Pathfinder

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder
2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Key specs

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The good:

  • Powerful V-6 engine
  • Responsive CVT
  • Second-row comfort
  • Third-row access and headroom
  • Enhanced visibility with available 360-degree camera system

The bad:

  • Loud drivetrain
  • Firm, unrefined ride
  • Dated interior design
  • Overly complex multimedia interface
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Automatic emergency braking now standard
  • Newly standard rear-seat reminder
  • 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Foot-activated power liftgate available

2018 Nissan Pathfinder review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Pathfinder is a roomy SUV with seating for seven in three rows. For 2017, it received styling updates and a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine with direct injection. The V-6 makes 284 horsepower and teams with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander.

Automatic emergency braking, available only on higher-priced models last year, is now standard on all models. A new rear-seat reminder is also standard; if a rear door is opened before a trip but not opened again when the ignition is turned off, a dashboard light and horn honks remind the driver to check if anything was left behind in back.

Also new for 2018 is a Midnight Edition Package for SL trim levels. It features black, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, black mirror caps and a black spoiler, among other features. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


I love my pathfinder!

This car is huge! When I say huge I mean huge! Three rows! Ac/heat for all three rows! All of our kids sit comfortably with plenty of space! The second and third row can be put down and it have a decent amount of trunk space with a nice size compartment that you can store other things as well! It has a CD player and Bluetooth! Amongst a bunch of other features! I won’t lie it’s a gas guzzler buuuuttttt I dnt mind that part at all because my entire family fits comfortably and the car itself is really nice! One more thing the car looks way smaller than it actually is!


New Purchase Assessment

So far I'm very happy with this automobile: financially, aesthetically, reputation wise - but I really haven't owned it long enough to make an honest, definitive review or "personal assessment" of this product.


Not the best SUV

On an average it's a good SUV but features, elctronics ànd overall performance doesn't worth the money you spent. Collision sensor continued issue because of which cruze system goes down on highways, this is serious safety issue. ABS light comes on for no reson and goes away by itself. Trunk opening with remote is not installed in this SUV. No remote start with app for free. You have to pay for it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
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
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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