2008 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,840 - $10,357
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
266-310
Seats
7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,840 - $10,357
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
266-310
Seats
7

Ranks #9 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Nissan Pathfinder If...

Even if you seldom go off-road, you might still appreciate the Pathfinder's ability to give the most accomplished nameplates a mud-run for their money. And if you're looking for a people-mover that comes across as more mountain man and less soccer mom, the Pathfinder should more than suffice.

Nissan Pathfinder Models & Trims

S $6,840 - $9,213*
Horsepower: 266 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $7,922 - $10,357*
Horsepower: 266 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE $7,748 - $10,275*
Horsepower: 266 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE Off Road $7,610 - $10,075*
Horsepower: 266 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.34

53 Reviews

47% 40% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great for work, moving/transporting or for families & trips.

The car has nice insulation and cooling, great sound quality. The car is sturdy and tough. Also, roomy and has nice placement of controls. Volume can be controlled on steering wheel. There's a backup camera, comfortable seats, decent storage. 2 glove boxes, pockets in every door. Pouches behind the front seats. There's a 3rd row with 2 seats. The entire back seats can be folded down flatly. The trunk is a hatch and also contains a hidden compartment in the floor and in the sides of the last row.

- Alexa H

The pathfinder gives you the feeling of safety for you and your passengers.

I love the SUV. It is size makes me feel safe. I find that when I am physically looking behind me over my shoulder to change lanes it is difficult to see over the seat because of Its positioning that cannot be adjusted and I am only 5’4 so I have to depend on the mirrors more than I would like. I love that I have the rear view camera but I still like to look like I was taught in drivers ed. I love the pathfinder overall, just a few things I would change simply to fit a shorter driver.

- Goldie C

The Pathfinder is a very stable and solid vehicle and the mechanical components are trustworthy and effective.

My Pathfinder has been rock-solid for over 10 years now. I have never had a major issue with it and the maintenance has been very affordable. I love the older body style on the Pathfinder and it has been an excellent family vehicle. I've driven it all over the country on business and family vacations. I can't think of a single complaint other than it doesn't have all of the newer technology like bluetooth and such, since those didn't really exist when it came out.

- David V

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,840 - $9,213
$7,922 - $10,357

Horsepower

Horsepower
266 hp
266 - 310 hp

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC 24
4.0L DOHC 24
5.6L DOHC 32
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 - 40 in.
39.1 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 - 40 in.
38.9 - 40 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/75R16
P265/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
112.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.2 - 39.5 ft.
39.2 - 39.5 ft.

Length

Length
192.5 in.
192.5 in.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4446 .lbs
4583 - 5020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
266 hp
310 hp

Torque

Torque
288 ft. lbs.
380 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 mpg
16 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
18 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings