2002 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

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LE
Avg. Price: $5,301
SE
Avg. Price: $5,882

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 12 reviews

Beast by Blair
 — I like being able to ride up high and the pathfinder is high enough but not too top heavy. the ride was very smooth once it was broken in, reliable (started everytime i needed it to even though i... Read More
Work Of Beauty. by Matt
 — This car= love. i have had so much fun with this.Runs like a top and never needed a repair. Gas mileage sucks...but hey its an suv. This is an all around beautiful car. Great power and acceleration. T... Read More
Nothing by Mohammed
 — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - good can do better Appearance - both interior with lethear seats and exterior styling so good Cost of Ownership - gas mileage ok,no mainte... Read More

2002 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 12 reviews

2002 Nissan Pathfinder

Still reeling after its power-leading engine boost from last year, the 2002 Nissan Pathfinder tinkers only with appearance features on the mid-size SUV.  Leaving its rugged heritage behind (or more aptly leaving it to the new Xterra), the 2002 Pathfinder gets more upscale by dropping the base XE trim, meaning that whether you opt for the sporty SE or luxury LE trims, you'll get standard power features, cruise control, remote entry, a CD player, dual front airbags, and ABS brakes.  

This year, the 2002 Pathfinder SE gets 16-inch alloy wheels, new titanium step rails and roof rack (to match the interior titanium gauges), and body-colored moldings and bumpers.  The LE adds 17-inch alloy wheels.  It also features fog lights, wood accents, a 6-CD player, and cargo cover and net.  Both trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 which gets 240-hp with the 4-speed auto tran or 250-hp with a 5-speed manual.  Both transmission are offered on the SE, but the LE only comes with the auto tran.  The 2002 Pathfinder can be had as a rear-wheel drive or part-time 4WD SUV, and the LE has the option of a driver-selected All-Mode 4WD, with four different settings to adapt to different road conditions.  Optional limited slip differential on both the SE and LE helps with off-roading adventures.

There are only two rows of seats in the 2002 Pathfinder, and the rear seat does feel cramped and hard to access.  New last year was an optional DVD system for kids.  Once you ditch the kids at soccer practice, you can fold down the 60/40 seats for up to 85 cubic feet of Home Depot space.  The rear liftgate opens separately from the window for versatile access.  There is also a bug deflector on the rear window -- not sure what that is unless it's some kind of frog glued on the back.  The powerful engine and pickup are highlights for owners of the 2002 Pathfinder, and they also like the 4WD performance.  Though the SUV is costly, it comes with a great set of standard features, and most drivers feel the SUV is durable and solid.  Complaints are predictably about the low gas mileage.

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Nissan Pathfinder Questions

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Flashing Ses Light On 02 Pathfinder

Reset my light after getting the code and now the SES light is intermittently blinking (no pattern). Did the reset again and still got the same code as before 1 1 4 0 and still back to blinking agai...

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My 2002 Nissan Pathfinder Will Not Start

I put a new battery in it what's wrong

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I Have A 2002 Nissan Pathfider. It Runs Great But Now Will Not Go In Revers...

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Will A 2001 Pathfinder Engine Work In A 2002 Pathfinder

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Nissan Pathfinder 2002 Fuse Keeps Blowing Out To Back Brake Light

every time i go to put new fuse for back break light it shorts out in fuse box in pass side of engine

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