2012 Nissan Pathfinder Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$29,290-$43,970
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What's New for 2012:
- Navigation system now standard on LE trim

Exterior Features
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder is a rear-wheel drive (RWD) truck-based SUV, with seating for 7 passengers. The Pathfinder features optional 4-wheel drive (4WD), which, according to Nissan, is designed for rugged off-road use. The model is available in the base S trim, and in the SV, Silver, LE V6, and LE V8 trims. The base S trim has 16-inch wheels; the SV and Silver trims upgrade to 17-inch wheels; and the LE comes with 18-inch wheels. All trims feature a tow hitch, and, with proper equipment, towing capacity is 7,000 pounds. Other exterior features include roof rack rails, running boards, automatic headlights, and fog lights as standard on all but the S trim. The Silver trim adds special exterior styling touches and heated mirrors, while the LE features roof rack crossbars.

Interior Features
The Nissan Pathfinder S trim includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, 6-speaker sound system, and some power accessories. The SV adds dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded cloth upholstery, more power features, upgraded sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a rearview camera. The Silver trim steps up to leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and additional power adjustments. The LE trims provide a navigation system and woodgrain trim.

Optional Features
Nissan offers a sunroof and rear-seat entertainment system as options on the Pathfinder. Some upper-trim features are optional on lower trims.

Under the Hood
The Nissan Pathfinder's standard engine is a 4.0-liter V-6 model rated at 266 horsepower. The LE V8 is fitted with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 310 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on all Pathfinders. The available 4WD is of the full-time variety with the V-8 engine and part-time with the V-6.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder are:
- Pathfinder with V-6 engine and 2WD: 15/22/17 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Pathfinder with V-6 engine and 4WD: 14/20/16 mpg
- Pathfinder with V-8 engine: 13/18/14 mpg

Safety
Safety features on the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Nissan Pathfinder received 3 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Pathfinder received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and a \"Marginal\" rating for roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- Navigation system now standard on LE trim

Exterior Features
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder is a rear-wheel drive (RWD) truck-based SUV, with seating for 7 passengers. The Pathfinder features optional 4-wheel drive (4WD), which, according to Nissan, is designed for rugged off-road use. The model is available in the base S trim, and in the SV, Silver, LE V6, and LE V8 trims. The base S trim has 16-inch wheels; the SV and Silver trims upgrade to 17-inch wheels; and the LE comes with 18-inch wheels. All trims feature a tow hitch, and, with proper equipment, towing capacity is 7,000 pounds. Other exterior features include roof rack rails, running boards, automatic headlights, and fog lights as standard on all but the S trim. The Silver trim adds special exterior styling touches and heated mirrors, while the LE features roof rack crossbars.

Interior Features
The Nissan Pathfinder S trim includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, 6-speaker sound system, and some power accessories. The SV adds dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded cloth upholstery, more power features, upgraded sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a rearview camera. The Silver trim steps up to leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and additional power adjustments. The LE trims provide a navigation system and woodgrain trim.

Optional Features
Nissan offers a sunroof and rear-seat entertainment system as options on the Pathfinder. Some upper-trim features are optional on lower trims.

Under the Hood
The Nissan Pathfinder's standard engine is a 4.0-liter V-6 model rated at 266 horsepower. The LE V8 is fitted with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 310 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on all Pathfinders. The available 4WD is of the full-time variety with the V-8 engine and part-time with the V-6.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder are:
- Pathfinder with V-6 engine and 2WD: 15/22/17 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Pathfinder with V-6 engine and 4WD: 14/20/16 mpg
- Pathfinder with V-8 engine: 13/18/14 mpg

Safety
Safety features on the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Nissan Pathfinder received 3 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Pathfinder received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and a \"Marginal\" rating for roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LE (4WD 4dr V8) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 43970.00 Engine 5.6L/339 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name LE (4WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 42440.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Silver Edition (4WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 38630.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name SV (4WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 34640.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name S (4WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31290.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name LE (2WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 40240.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name Silver Edition (2WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 36630.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name SV (2WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/manual mode MSRP 32640.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name S (2WD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29290.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
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INTERIOR
  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar & driver seat memory, 4-way pwr front passenger seat, adjustable active head restraints
  • 2nd row 40/20/40 reclining fold-flat bench seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • 2nd row fold-down center armrest
  • 3rd row 50/50 fold-flat split bench seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • Leather seating surfaces (1st & 2nd rows)
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Tilt steering column
  • Silver center cluster
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp display
  • 7-inch color multi info display
  • Low washer fluid, low fuel & tire pressure warning lamps
  • Pwr windows w/front window auto up/down & safety reverse
  • Pwr door locks w/selective unlock
  • Cruise control
  • Power liftgate release
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Security alarm system
  • Nissan Intelligent Key
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Delayed accessory pwr
  • Hard drive navigation system *Deletes compass in rearview mirror*
  • Front air conditioning w/dual zone auto temp control, unique HVAC display
  • Rear air conditioner w/separate fan speed control
  • In cabin micro filter
  • Rear center console vent
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Dual cup holders for all rows
  • Bottle holders in front door pockets
  • 12-volt pwr outlets-inc: (2) front dash, (1) center console (1) cargo area
  • Wood grain trim on center console & window switch finishers
  • Satin chrome ring accented meter gauges
  • Overhead console w/sunglass storage
  • Auto day/night rearview mirror w/compass
  • Visors w/extenders & illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Assist grips-inc: (3) first row, (4) second row
  • Dual coat hooks for second row
  • Front map lights
  • Rear reading lamps
  • Leather shift knob
  • Driver seatback pocket
  • Cargo area under-floor storage
  • (12) cargo hooks
  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way pwr front passenger seat, adjustable active head restraints
  • Pwr adjustable pedals
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Front air conditioning w/dual zone auto temp control
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way manual front passenger seat, adjustable active head restraints
  • Fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Unique cloth seating surfaces
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way manual driver seat w/manual lumbar, 4-way manual front passenger seat, adjustable active head restraints
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise controls
  • Front air conditioning
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Visors w/extenders & vanity mirrors
EXTERIOR
  • 18" bright machined alloy wheels
  • P265/60R18 all-season BSW tires
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Roof rails w/cross bars
  • Body-color body side molding w/chrome accents
  • Splash guards
  • Running boards
  • Body-color bumpers & fender flares
  • Front fascia under guard
  • Mesh grille w/chrome surround
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Fog lamps
  • Folding body-color pwr heated mirrors w/memory
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Flip-up liftgate window
  • Speed-sensitive variable windshield wipers
  • Rear window fixed intermittent wiper w/washer
  • Body-color door handles
  • Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof
  • 17" machined alloy wheels
  • P265/65R17 all-season OWL tires
  • Roof rails
  • Folding body-color pwr heated mirrors
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Body-color body side molding
  • Folding body-color pwr mirrors
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • P245/75R16 all-season tires
  • Folding black pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
MECHANICAL
  • 5.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 Endurance engine
  • Continuous valve timing control system (CVTCS)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission -inc: manual shift mode
  • All-mode 4WD w/2-speed transfer case
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Lower radiator skid plate
  • Receiver hitch member & 4-pin trailer harness plug
  • Front tow hooks
  • Independent double wishbone front/rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • FE+ calibration for improved fuel economy
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Brake-activated limited slip (ABLS)
    • Side door guard beams
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Driver & front passenger advanced dual stage airbags w/occupant sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Roof-mounted side-impact curtain airbags for all rows w/rollover sensor
    • 3-point front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters & height adjusters
    • 3-point rear height adjustable seat belts
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children system (LATCH) -inc: (3) tether points
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Rearview back-up camera
    • Tire pressure monitor system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Bluetooth hands free phone system
    • Bose AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: unique BOSE faceplate, MP3 playback, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-sensitive volume, aux input jack, (10) speakers including subwoofer
    • 9.3GB music server
    • XM satellite radio
    • In glass diversity antenna
    • Bose AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: MP3 playback, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-sensitive volume, aux input jack, (10) speakers including subwoofer
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3 playback, aux input jack, satellite radio capability, speed-sensitive volume, (6) speakers
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers

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