2012 Nissan Pathfinder Trims

Average Price:$22,626
Truck-like and a bit less than loaded, the base 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S is for those who want simple practicality and the ability to haul 7 people from here to there in tolerable, but ... Read More

Truck-like and a bit less than loaded, the base 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S is for those who want simple practicality and the ability to haul 7 people from here to there in tolerable, but certainly far from plush circumstances. This 5-door midsize SUV boasts, besides 3 rows of seating, 79.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the second- and third-row seatbacks folded, as well as a standard V6 engine.

Outside, look for this entry-level edition to sport 16-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, skid plates, a trailer hitch and wiring, and power-adjustable mirrors. The cabin, meantime, flaunts cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and reclining rear seats, as well as full power accessories. Cruise control and tilt-wheel steering remain standard for this year’s Pathfinder S, as does air conditioning and a single-CD player with 6 speakers.

Options again include the Protection Package, with vehicle impact sensors, an emergency road kit and wheel locks, while carpeted floor and cargo mats also remain available.

Returning for a final engagement for this year is the standard 4.0-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 powerplant that mates with a 5-speed automatic transmission to put out 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. This rear-wheel-drive-only (RWD) trim can tow up to 6,000 pounds of trailer, with mileage estimated at a tepid 15 mpg city/22 highway.

Standard safety features of note, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, 3-row head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. A remote antitheft alarm, meanwhile, helps keep the Pathfinder S in the right hands.

Powertrain: 4.0L 266 hp V6 Engine, 4X2, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 19
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, cargo net, door pockets - front and rear, front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.13
Engine Alternator: 110 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
SGD [B92] Splash Guards $150
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
Average Price:$24,100
Equipped similarly to its rear-wheel-drive sibling, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S 4WD adds, needless to say, the additional advantage of terrain-taming part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) capa... Read More

Equipped similarly to its rear-wheel-drive sibling, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S 4WD adds, needless to say, the additional advantage of terrain-taming part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) capability. Of course, the 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo area remains, as does the standard V6 power, while 3 rows of seating means this midsize body-on-frame SUV can tote up to 7 people of various sizes over hill and dale.

Adorned on the outside with 16-inch alloy wheels, a trailer hitch and wiring, a roof rack, skid plates and power-adjustable mirrors, this venerable sport ute also flaunts cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining second-row seats, and split-folding second- and third-row seatbacks inside. Full power accessories, cruise control, tilt-wheel steering and air conditioning of course come standard, as does a single-CD player with 6 speakers.

Options include a Protection Package that sports a vehicle impact sensor, an emergency road kit and wheel locks, while carpeted floor and cargo mats are offered as standalone extras.

A peppy 4.0-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 engine mates with a 5-speed automatic transmission to endow the 2012 Pathfinder S 4WD with 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. Look for 6,000 pounds of towing capacity from this midsize ute, and a lackluster 14 mpg city/20 highway.

The shift-on-the-fly 4WD system, meanwhile, offers some decent off-road capability with electronic hi-lo gear selection and auto-locking hubs. Beware, however, that bouncing up and down boulder-strewn mountains is not a strong point for this semi-tough SUV, and that the 4WD system should not be left engaged on dry pavement.

Safety-wise, look for standard 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) aboard the 2012 Pathfinder S 4WD, as well as traction and stability control, 3-row head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. A remote antitheft alarm, meantime, offers a bit of extra security.

Adds to S:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.13 · Transfer Case: hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 110 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
SGD [B92] Splash Guards $150
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
Average Price:$23,267
As the lower midlevel trim in Nissan’s truck-like 2012 Pathfinder lineup, the Pathfinder SV offers correspondingly more upscale appearance, comfort and convenience amenities. Decoratin... Read More

As the lower midlevel trim in Nissan’s truck-like 2012 Pathfinder lineup, the Pathfinder SV offers correspondingly more upscale appearance, comfort and convenience amenities.

Decorating the exterior of this 7-passenger, 3-row midsize SUV are 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, a roof rack, a tow hitch and wiring, and step running boards. Of course, the SV retains the 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo space of its siblings but also packs premium cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable power driver’s seat, reclining second-row seats, split-folding second- and third-row seatbacks, and full power accessories, including power-adjustable pedals. The leather and alloy, tilt-adjustable steering wheel is complemented by simulated alloy and leather cabin accents and mounts cruise controls and redundant audio controls. A universal remote garage door opener, a rear-view camera and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror are embraced by tri-zone climate control, while the 6-CD changer flaunts 6 speakers and auxiliary MP3 input.

Again for 2012, a Protection Package with a vehicle impact sensor, emergency road kit and wheel locks is available to the 2012 Pathfinder SV, as are carpeted floor and cargo mats.

As with its lesser sibling, the rear-wheel-drive SV is powered by a 4.0-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 engine that combines with a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. Look for 6,000 pounds of towing capacity from this midsize sport ute, but gas mileage is a disappointing 15 mpg city/22 highway.

Finally, notable standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, 3-row head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further safety equipment includes standard front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm.

Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM ready · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.13
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Folds flat · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 6
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
SV 4WD
Average Price:$24,298
Packing a few added bells and whistles and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) capability, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4WD represents the lower midlevel trim of this midsize 7-passenger SUV’s lineup.... Read More

Packing a few added bells and whistles and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) capability, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4WD represents the lower midlevel trim of this midsize 7-passenger SUV’s lineup. This venerable ute totes 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, a roof rack, a trailer hitch and wiring, and step running boards. Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable power driver’s seat, full power accessories (including power-adjustable pedals) and reclining second-row seats, as well as a fold-flat front passenger seatback bolstering the standard 79.2 cubic feet of cargo area offered when the second- and third-row seatbacks are folded. The leather and alloy tilt-adjustable steering wheel, meantime, mounts cruise controls and redundant audio controls, and remains complemented by leather and simulated alloy cabin accents.

Again, standard tri-zone climate control embraces power adjustable pedals, a universal remote garage door opener, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a rear-view camera, while the 6-CD changer boasts 6 speakers and an auxiliary MP3 input.

Options-wise, the 2012 Pathfinder SV 4WD can be delivered with a Protection Package that flaunts a vehicle impact sensor, emergency road kit and wheel locks, while carpeted floor and cargo mats are further available extras.

Powering this terrain-taming sport ute is a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 4.0-liter V6 engine that comes under the management of a 5-speed shiftable transmission to throw down 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. Towing is maxed out at 6,000 pounds, and mileage is estimated at 14 mpg city/20 highway. Meanwhile, the part-time 4WD system flaunts auto-locking hubs and electronic hi-lo gear selection. Be advised, however, that this tough ute can go off-road, but don’t expect boulder-crawling bestiality, nor should this 4WD setup be left engaged on dry pavement.

Noteworthy standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 Pathfinder SV 4WD includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, 3-row head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. This midlevel trim also boasts standard front-fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm.

Adds to S:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM ready · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.13 · Transfer Case: hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Folds flat · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 6
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
Silver Edition
Average Price:$25,115
Boasting a number of additional creature comforts, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition represents the higher midlevel trim echelon. This truck-based midsize 7-passenger SUV, of co... Read More

Boasting a number of additional creature comforts, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition represents the higher midlevel trim echelon. This truck-based midsize 7-passenger SUV, of course, retains the 3 rows of seating and 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo area common to its lesser siblings, as well as the standard 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, step running boards, and trailer hitch and wiring. Leather upholstery also comes standard in this higher-end ute, as do heated, power-adjustable front seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining second-row seating and split-folding second- and third-row seatbacks. The leather and simulated alloy tilt-adjustable steering wheel mounts audio and cruise controls and is complemented by leather and simulated alloy cabin accents, while power-adjustable pedals and windows, remote power door locks, a universal remote garage door opener, a rear-view camera and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror add to the convenience factor.

Entertainment, meantime, includes a Bose premium stereo system with a 6-CD changer, 10 speakers, satellite radio and an auxiliary MP3 input. And finally, Bluetooth hands-free communications is another standard item the Pathfinder Silver Edition flaunts over its lesser kinfolk.

Options for the 2012 Pathfinder Silver Edition include the Protection Package, with a vehicle impact sensor, emergency road kit and wheel locks, as well as standalone items like a power moonroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment and carpeted floor and cargo mats.

The standard 4.0-liter V6 powerplant again boasts variable valve timing (VVT) and mates with a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. Towing maxes out at 6,000 pounds, while mileage in this rear-wheel drive (RWD) people-hauler is estimated at 15 mpg city/22 highway.

Finally, expect such standard safety features as 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, 3-row head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Added standard safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm.

Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · Premium Brand Speakers: Bose · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: alloy and wood · Door trim: leather · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.13
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 6
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
MES [H01] DVD Entertainment PKG $1,100
MRF [J01] PWR Tilt/Sliding Moonroof $1,000
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
DEF [J92] Moonroof Wind Deflector $105
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
Silver Edition 4WD
Average Price:$26,771
Throw standard part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) into the already well-endowed 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition and behold the Silver Edition 4WD. This traction-savvy midsize SUV again... Read More

Throw standard part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) into the already well-endowed 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition and behold the Silver Edition 4WD. This traction-savvy midsize SUV again sports the 3 rows of seating for 7 (with split-folding second- and third-row seatbacks) and 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo space common to its siblings, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, step running boards, a trailer hitch and wiring, heated outside mirrors and a roof rack. Comfort and convenience amenities, meantime, include leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and reclining second-row seats, as well as leather and simulated alloy cabin accents and a tilt-adjustable leather and simulated alloy steering wheel mounting cruise and audio controls. The leather and simulated alloy motif, meantime, is carried over to a number of cabin trim accents, while full power accessories, including power-adjustable pedals, also endow this venerable ute.

Additionally, look for a universal remote garage door opener, a rear-view camera and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror in the high-end Silver Edition 4WD, as well as tri-zone climate control and Bluetooth hands-free communications. And finally, this spiffed-up Pathfinder flaunts a Bose premium audio system with 6-CD changer, 10 speakers, satellite radio and an auxiliary MP3 input.

A power moonroof and rear-seat DVD entertainment head the list of optional equipment in this midsize sport ute, with an available Protection Package offering a vehicle impact sensor, emergency road kit and wheel locks. As well, carpeted floor and cargo mats are available standalone goodies.

Like its siblings, the 2012 Pathfinder Silver Edition 4WD packs a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 4.0-liter V6 powerplant that remains under the management of a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Look for 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque from the six-banger, with towing maxed out at 6,000 pounds and mileage estimated at a tawdry 14 mpg city/20 highway.

The shift-on-the-fly 4WD system, meanwhile, boasts electronic hi-lo gear selection and auto-locking hubs for some quasi-hefty off-road capability, though rock climbing is not a strong point. Also, the 4WD system should be left disengaged when cruising dry pavement.

Noteworthy standard safety features aboard the 2012 Pathfinder Silver Edition 4WD, finally, include 4-wheel antilock braking (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, 3-row head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Also aboard are standard front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm.

Adds to S:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · Premium Brand Speakers: Bose · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: alloy and wood · Door trim: leather · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, cargo net, door pockets - front and rear, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Axle ratio: 3.13 · Transfer Case: electronic hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 6
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
MES [H01] DVD Entertainment PKG $1,100
MRF [J01] PWR Tilt/Sliding Moonroof $1,000
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
DEF [J92] Moonroof Wind Deflector $105
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
Average Price:$26,070
As the flagship trim of the V6-equipped 2012 Nissan Pathfinder trim lineup, the Pathfinder LE sports 3 rows of seating for seven and 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo area. This top-shelf ... Read More

As the flagship trim of the V6-equipped 2012 Nissan Pathfinder trim lineup, the Pathfinder LE sports 3 rows of seating for seven and 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo area. This top-shelf midsize SUV also remains eligible for full-time 4-wheel drive (4WD) that boasts electronic hi-lo gear selection and a driver-selectable automatic mode for instantaneous shifting of torque from the rear wheels only (RWD) to all 4 wheels when things get slippery. Though not as terrain-taming as part-time 4WD, this system can be left engaged when driving on dry pavement.

In any case, the 2012 Pathfinder LE is delivered in standard RWD form, and totes a variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 powerplant and 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission that combine for 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. Towing is maxed out at 6,000 pounds, with mileage pegged at 15 mpg city/22 highway. Should the available 4-wheel drivetrain be selected, towing capability drops to some 5,400 pounds, and mileage drops to 14/20.

Standard appearance features, meanwhile, include 18-inch alloy wheels, step running boards, a roof rack, a power moonroof and skid plates. Cabin accoutrements again include leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, reclining second-row seats, split-folding second- and third-row seats, full power accessories (including pedals) and driver memory settings. The heated, tilt-adjustable leather and simulated alloy steering wheel mounts audio and cruise controls, and is complemented by tri-zone climate control. Leather, simulated wood and simulated alloy cabin accents, meantime, presage a most welcoming cabin ambiance.

Of course, a universal remote garage door opener comes standard in the flagship Pathfinder LE, as do a rear-view camera and auto-dimming rear-view mirror, while a standard voice-activated hard-drive-based navigation suite helps keep drivers on target and on time. Further techno-goodies include a 6-CD-endowed Bose audio system with 10 premium speakers, satellite radio, a memory card slot and an auxiliary MP3 input, with all this complemented by standard Bluetooth hands-free calling.

Options-wise, look for rear-seat DVD entertainment to be available to this year's top-end Pathfinder trim, as well as carpeted floor and cargo mats, all as standalone options. The available Protection Package, meantime, boasts a vehicle impact sensor, wheel locks and an emergency road kit.

Finally, standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, 3-row head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights and dusk-sensing headlights, as well as a remote antitheft alarm.

Adds to S:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Dual Media Playback · Hard Drive: 9.3GB · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · Premium Brand Speakers: Bose · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: alloy and wood · Door trim: leather · Heated steering wheel · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.13
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Memorized Settings Includes adjustable pedals · Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Number of drivers: 2
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: one-touch open/close, power glass · Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system w/voice activation · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 12
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
MES [H01] DVD Entertainment PKG $1,100
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
DEF [J92] Moonroof Wind Deflector $105
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
LE 4WD
Average Price:$27,594
Adds to S:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Dual Media Playback · Hard Drive: 9.3GB · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · Premium Brand Speakers: Bose · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: alloy and wood · Door trim: leather · Heated steering wheel · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, cargo net, door pockets - front and rear, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Axle ratio: 3.13 · Transfer Case: electronic hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Memorized Settings Includes adjustable pedals · Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Number of drivers: 2
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: one-touch open/close, power glass · Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 33 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system w/voice activation · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 12
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
MES [H01] DVD Entertainment PKG $1,100
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
DEF [J92] Moonroof Wind Deflector $105
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0
LE V8 4WD
Average Price:$27,594
Need a truck-based midsize 4-wheel-drive-equipped SUV for hauling the gang around? Check out the 8-cylinder 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V8. Toting 3 rows of seating for 7, split-folding s... Read More

Need a truck-based midsize 4-wheel-drive-equipped SUV for hauling the gang around? Check out the 8-cylinder 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V8. Toting 3 rows of seating for 7, split-folding second- and third-row seatbacks, and 79.2 cubic feet of total cargo area, this top-shelf trim also boasts a 5.6-liter, variable-valve-timed (VVT) V8 powerplant that combines with a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 310 hp and 388 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is some 7,000 pounds, while mileage ratings in this 4-wheel-drive-endowed (4WD) ute are 13 mpg city/18 highway.

The LE V8’s standard 4WD system, though a bit less durable than that in its lesser siblings, nonetheless offers hi-lo gearing and driver-selectable 4WD capabilities that divert torque from the rear wheels to all 4 wheels for slick surfaces and light off-road duties. Furthermore, this full-time system can be left engaged for cruising dry pavement.

Look for 18-inch alloy wheels, step running boards, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors on this high-end ute’s aging profile, with leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, memory for driver's settings and simulated wood, simulated alloy and leather trim accents adorning the cabin. Reclining second-row seats are complemented by second- and third-row split-folding seatbacks, with all of this embraced by tri-zone auto climate control. Again, a heated and tilt-adjustable steering wheel is endowed with leather and simulated alloy accents and mounts redundant audio controls and cruise controls. The standard full power accessories, meanwhile, include power-adjustable pedals, while convenience is further bolstered with a rear-view camera, universal remote garage door opener and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Bluetooth hands-free calling also comes standard, as does a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system boasting a 6-CD changer, satellite radio, a memory card slot and an auxiliary MP3 input. Finally, the flagship Pathfinder LE V8 also totes a standard voice-activated hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic.

Options-wise, this year’s top-shelf Pathfinder trim can be delivered with an available power moonroof and rear-seat DVD entertainment in the LE V8 Value Package, and/or standalone carpeted floor and cargo mats. The available Protection Package, meantime, flaunts a vehicle impact sensor, an emergency road kit and wheel locks.

Again for 2012, the Pathfinder LE V8 sports standard equipment like 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, 3-row head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection among its more notable safety assets. As well, front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm also endow this flagship trim.

Adds to S:
Enhanced Powertrain: 5.6L 310 hp V8 Engine, 4X4, MPG: 16
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear and third row · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Dual Media Playback · Hard Drive: 9.3GB · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · Premium Brand Speakers: Bose · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.12 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: alloy and wood · Door trim: leather · Heated steering wheel · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · First aid kit · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free keyless entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, cargo net, door pockets - front and rear, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Axle ratio: 2.94 · Transfer Case: electronic hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 130 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Skid plate(s) · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Adjustable third row headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low oil level, low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature, remote
Memorized Settings Includes adjustable pedals · Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Number of drivers: 2
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding, flat folding · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: one-touch open/close, power glass · Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 17 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.54
Suspension Front Shock Type: coil over shock · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 34 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25.4 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system w/voice activation · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: 50-50 split bench · Upholstery: cloth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch: Class IV · Trailer wiring: 4-pin
Truck Features Running boards: step
Wheels Rim type: alloy · Wheel spokes: 12
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
VAL [K01] Le V8 Value PKG $2,100
PRO [S92] Protection PKG $230
FL2 [L92] Front/Rear Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $200
DEF [J92] Moonroof Wind Deflector $105
C-1 CAFE Latte, Seat Trim $0
K Graphite, Seat Trim $0