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Nissan Pathfinder Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

Once hailed as a mini-me version of Nissan's go-anywhere Patrol, the new generation Pathfinder has eschewed any pretence of off-road practicality in its transformation to a regulation medium-sized SUV.

Deemed too soft in its suspension tune at its launch in 2013, the latest version of the Pathfinder has been modified to provide a ride and handling package more suited to Australia's bumpy roads than America's long highways. Now available with an updated 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, AEB, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert, it's also offered as a seven seater.

Current prices range from $54,190 to $81,490 for the Pathfinder ST (2WD) and Pathfinder TI-L (4WD).

Nissan Pathfinder Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Nissan Pathfinder varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $54,190 and going to $81,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 3.5L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $54,190 $81,490
2022 SUV 3.5L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $50,600 $86,240
2021 SUV 2.5L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $34,100 $74,690
2020 SUV 2.5L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $31,570 $73,370
2019 SUV 2.5L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $29,480 $69,520
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Nissan Pathfinder Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Pathfinder here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • My 2011 Nissan Pathfinder won't shift into four-wheel-drive

    There are many reasons, some mechanical, some electrical, why a vehicle won't select four-wheel-drive when the driver requests it. But the first thing we'd check would be the electrical connections from the rotary dial on the dashboard and the mechanical components that dial controls.

    In the old days, four-wheel-drive was selected by mechanical levers that moved the internal bits of the transfer case to the correct position to engage the front driveshaft and, in turn, the front differential and axles. But in your Pathfinder (and many other makes and models) manufactures started using electrical switches instead of actual levers. The idea was that by electrically controlling this function, there was less effort required from the driver. The reality is that these dials are as susceptible to electrical gremlins as any other part of the car.

    Check the fuses that protect the selection dial and if that's not the problem, have the rotary dial itself checked for faults.

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  • Should we replace our Holden Commodore with a Subaru Outback?

    A car with a little extra ground clearance is great for camping as it often allows you to get a little farther away from the masses in their caravans who tend to huddle around the shower block at bush campsites.

    The Subaru Outback is a good, solid choice and if you can find an independent workshop to service it, you’ll avoid the cost of dealership prices. And you’re right, the all-wheel-drive would be great for gravel roads. Another vehicle to look at would be a late-model Ford territory diesel which is big and clever inside and has the option of all-wheel-drive. The diesel engine is a plus on the bush where that fuel is more readily available (in really remote areas) and gives you more range for big holidays in the mulga.

    Don’t rule out things like the Mitsubishi Pajero, either, which won’t be as around-town friendly, but is a proven quantity and is absolutely tremendous off-road. The same goes for a Toyota Prado or Nissan Pathfinder prior to the current model (which is a bit less hard-core adventure).

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  • What are the best 7-seat SUV's?

    A better option for someone with a tribe to transport would be a peoplemover, such as the Kia Carnival, Hyundai iMax, or VW Transporter. They’re made for that purpose and much more practical than an SUV.

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  • Failed clutch in 2006 Nissan Pathfinder

    I would doubt that he has any claim; clutches are considered a wear and tear item and not covered by warranty.

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Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity

The Nissan Pathfinder has maximum towing capacity of 2700kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 2700kg 2700kg
2022 SUV 2700kg 2700kg
2021 SUV 1650kg 2800kg
2020 SUV 1650kg 2800kg
2019 SUV 1650kg 2800kg
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Nissan Pathfinder Seats

The entry-level Ti 4WD has leather-accented seats arranged in a 2/3/3 configuration designed to seat up to eight occupants.

Nissan Pathfinder Seats

Nissan Pathfinder Colours

Standard colours are 'Super Black' and 'Glacier White'. Optional premium paint colours include 'Brilliant Silver', 'Gun Metallic', 'Scarlet Ember', 'Ivory Pearl' and 'Deep Ocean Blue Pearl'. Ivory Pearl, Scarlet Ember, Gun Metallic and Boulder Grey are also available with a contrasting black roof option.

  • Super Black
  • Glacier White
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Gun Metallic
  • Scarlet Ember
  • Ivory Pearl
  • Deep Ocean Blue Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Nissan Pathfinder Accessories

The Pathfinder is equipped (at a minimum) 18-inch machined-finish alloy wheels with 255/60 tyres (but only a space-saver spare) plus heated door mirrors, powered tailgate, roof rails, full LED lighting, rear spoiler and more.

Nissan Pathfinder Accessories

Nissan Pathfinder Boot Space

With second and third rows folded, the Pathfinder has a maximum load volume of 782 litres.

Nissan Pathfinder Boot space

Nissan Pathfinder Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Pathfinder SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1802x1978x5004 mm 178 mm
2022 SUV 1802x1978x5004 mm 178 mm
2021 SUV 1766x1960x5042 mm 180 mm
2020 SUV 1766x1960x5042 mm 180 mm
2019 SUV 1766x1960x5042 mm 180 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Pathfinder Dimensions

Nissan Pathfinder Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Pathfinder is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP, — and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10L/100km for SUV /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 10L/100km 3.5L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 10.5L/100km 3.5L 9 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 10L/100km 3.5L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.5L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.5L PULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.5L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.5L PULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.5L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.5L PULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Nissan Pathfinder Pricing and Specs for 2023

Nissan Pathfinder Interior

The Pathfinder features (at a minimum) a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated front and rear seats, roll-up sun-shades for the rear passenger door privacy windows, wireless smartphone charging pad, 13-speaker Bose audio system, steering wheel paddle-shifters, tri-zone air-con, five USB ports and two 12-volt outlets, a multimedia system with a 9.0-inch touchscreen display, wireless Apple/Android connectivity and lots more.

Nissan Pathfinder Interior

Nissan Pathfinder Engine

The 3.5-litre petrol V6 produces 202kW and 340Nm.

Nissan Pathfinder Engine

Nissan Pathfinder Wheel Size

The Nissan Pathfinder has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x60 R18 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 255x60 R18 255x60 R18
2022 SUV 255x60 R18 255x60 R18
2021 SUV 235x65 R18 235x65 R18
2020 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 SUV 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x65 R18 18x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Nissan Pathfinder Wheel Sizes

Nissan Pathfinder Speed

The entry-level Ti 4WD can accelerate from 0-100km/h in approximately 8.0 seconds. Expect a top speed of around 190km/h.

Nissan Pathfinder Range

Based on Nissan's official average combined consumption of 10.5L/100km the Ti 4WD has a driving range of around 670km from its 71-litre tank. However, based on our 'real world' test figure of 14.5L/100km the driving range drops to around 500km. It requires premium unleaded petrol.