NISSAN Pathfinder Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 6
First production year: 2001
Engines: Gasoline, , Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

2021 - Present

Nissan introduced the 2022 Pathfinder in February 2021 at the same time as the Frontier, and it showed a new design language plus a ton of high-tech features. After thirty-five years on the market, the Pathfinder gathered all the information required to make a stand in its class and tried to be more convincing than anyone else. But every silver lining has its clouds, and that was the engine option. It was a good one, but only one. From the outside, the Pathfinder was a mix between the rugged look of the Frontier and the soapy one from the Murano. Its front side featured a deep chromed ...

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NISSAN Pathfinder 3.5L V6 9AT (284 HP)


2016 - 2021

A good choice for larger families, the Nissan Pathfinder was a 7-passenger crossover that offered respectable fuel economy and style. As any other vehicle, the Pathfinder had both strong and weak points, however, the crossover was a little pricey if properly equipped. For example, the base trim level did not include standard Bluetooth connectivity or even an USB port, features that were standard even on the less expensive competitors on the market. Also, the cargo area was decent, but not the best in the class. The 2016 model was available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum...

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NISSAN Pathfinder 3.5 V6 CVT (284 HP)

NISSAN Pathfinder 3.5 V6 CVT AWD (284 HP)


2012 - 2016

The first Pathfinder was released in 1986 and was their first truck-inspired SUV. The exterior design of the Pathfinder changed with every generation, however, for 2013, Nissan reintroduced it as a crossover. The V8 engine available for the previous version was discontinued. Under the hood, the Pathfinder had a 3.5-liter V6 engine that developed 260 hp. It was mated with a CVT transmission. The Pathfinder came with a selectable all-wheel-drive mode and offered even better fuel economy than its predecessor did. Good for off-road as well, the Pathfinder could be locked into the AW...

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NISSAN Pathfinder 3.5L V6 CVT AWD (260 HP)

NISSAN Pathfinder 3.5L V6 CVT FWD (260 HP)


2007 - 2012

Nissan introduced a facelifted version for the third generation of the Pathfinder at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show and finally introduced the V8 engine option for the mid-size SUV. In 2007 few could predict the world financial crisis that followed, and the blooming-looking economy made some automakers dream big. Nissan, for instance, hoped to increase its sales thanks to a redesigned Pathfinder, an SUV that could finally compete against the well-established Grand Cherokee. But then, everything collapsed. Since the Pathfinder was a body-on-frame vehicle, customers expected it to be able to...

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2005 - 2007

The Nissan’s Pathfinder story started back in 1986 when the first generation was released. In 2005, the Pathfinder was at its 3rd major redesign, with substantial improvements including interior space and power. The 2005 Pathfinder returned to the original body-on-frame from the unit-body configuration. The adventurous attitude of the SUV was easy to spot while looking at the exterior design. Angular lines, prominent fender flares, a standard roof rack and the bold front along with the stepped-out rear bumper gave the Pathfinder a rugged look. Available in XE, SE, SE Off-Road and...

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2001 - 2005

One of the most appreciated midsize SUV on the market, the Nissan Pathfinder offered plenty of power, with both off-road capability and luxury. While the SUV had a rugged, tough exterior look, the interior was extremely comfortable and classy, offering its occupants plenty of comfort and refinement. While the old 3.3-liter unit offered enough power to move the Pathfinder, the refreshed model was equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produced no less than 250 hp and 240 pound-feet of torque. The Pathfinder had a rear-wheel-drive system or a part-time four-wheel drive. The LE trim ...

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