2012 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,112 - $16,466
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®
$11,112 - $16,466
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
266-310
Seats
7

Ranks #13 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.3 Styling 3.3 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

As the last remaining SUV in the midsize segment with traditional body-on-frame architecture, the 7-passenger Nissan Pathfinder offers an impressive 7,000-pound towing capacity and superb off-road performance. To satisfy the market's growing demand for SUVs with car-like driving characteristics, the 2013 model year Pathfinder will receive a major overhaul in the form of unitized body construction.

Nissan Pathfinder Models & Trims

LE $13,275 - $16,466*
Horsepower: 266 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 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
Silver Edition $12,044 - $15,143*
Horsepower: 266 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 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
SV $11,361 - $14,348*
Horsepower: 266 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 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
S $11,112 - $14,005*
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

4.44

32 Reviews

53% 38% 9% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Best car I ever had! All weather vehicle.

Great in all weather! Completely loaded with heated seats and leather interior! I have a 7 passenger with room for storage for traveling and also a luggage rack. I also have rear cameras and a Bose surround sound media with touchscreen and Siri. Bluetooth and steering wheel controls! I love my vehicle!

- Maria P

Pulling capacity fits our family's needs.

It fits the needs of our family. It has 4 wheel drive which we use to pull our boat out of the lake. We are also able to pull out pop up camper. If I could improve it, I would recommend adding built in Sirius radio instead of having to add a portable one. Could also use more USB ports.

- Irma G

I love the space and versatility.

I am very happy with my pathfinder. It has been a great car and rides well. The only complaint is how loud the fan is when the vehicle is running and you are standing outside if the car. You cannot hear it if your inside the car. That is my only complaint.

- Kimberly C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,275 - $16,466
$12,044 - $15,143

Horsepower

Horsepower
266 - 310 hp
266 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
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
Standard
Standard

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 - 39 in.
38.9 - 39 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/60R18
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
192.3 in.
192.3 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4676 - 5051 .lbs
4621 - 4843 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
266 hp

Torque

Torque
388 ft. lbs.
288 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder
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
16 mpg
18 mpg

City

City
13 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
21 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

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

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

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