Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,123 - $9,426
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®
$6,123 - $9,426
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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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Reviews

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Great for family SUV. Perfect for outdoors, & where seasons change constantly.

We love our vehicle for where we live. It is incredible dependable in the winter and we love the 4wl & 4wh at the turn of a knob inside (while driving) feature. It is total seating is 7 but the back seats are really only suitable for very short and small people. We love that the seats all fold into the floor to create a flat internal truck bed for lots of hauling ability. The trunk with the seats up could be larger though. The biggest issue is fuel. We get about 17. 4 Mpg on average between se Ohio state routes and interstate (about half and half). It drops fast in the city or if we're on back roads for a while. This is perfect for a family of 5 or less who want a bigger SUV or the option to haul friends every once in a while too. And compared to some similar SUVs I have ridden in it drives pretty smooth. The seats are comfortable though I always have problems with any car's headrest and this is not exception. In the back I wish they popped up a little easier as the seats are short enough the head rest must be pulled up to safely ride.

- Beth G

Hidden Gem: Long lasting sleek and powerful 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder is very generous when it comes to space but it also remains stylish. The engine performance of this model is amazing. I have yet to come across an issue with this vehicle's engine after 200,000+ miles and 10+ years. It drives a lot faster and smoother than other vehicles of this size would. It feels comfortable for people of all different sizes to drive. There are no features that stick out to me other than the automatic power buttons to adjust the driver and passenger seats. The only issue I have really had with this vehicle are the tires. They seem to be really fickle when it comes to hitting a bump in the road. The tires do not absorb shock damage or pressure real well. I have found myself in multiple situations having to replace all four tires. Other than the tires, the car is extremely durable and is definitely a long term vehicle if maintenanced properly.

- Jacky L

When you put the car in reverse there is a camera that shows behind your vehicle

As of right now my car is acting up a little. I will be driving down the road at about 40 MPH and it will start shaking pretty badly on the passenger side and I am starting to believe that it is a motor problem. It was my dad's car so it has sentimental value to me. It does ride smooth before the motor problem but that's because it needs a new motor not because of unreliability. It is normally a reliable vehicle and the seats are pretty comfy. My favorite features of the car would have to be the reverse camera that shows up as well as being able to put in 6 different CDs at one time. There is also an AUX cord input so you can plug in your phone for music. You can change the setting of the seat for lower back support which is nice for people with back problems like myself. It's a nice family car that can seat up to 8 people and is pretty roomy.

- Savannah K

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$6,123 - $8,262
$7,101 - $9,426

Horsepower

Horsepower
266 hp
266 - 310 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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 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 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards

Dimensions

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.
4678 - 5107 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
266 hp
266 - 310 hp

Torque

Torque
288 ft. lbs.
288 - 380 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 19 mpg
15 - 19 mpg

City

City
14 - 15 mpg
12 - 15 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 - 22 mpg
18 - 22 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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