2005 Nissan Pathfinder Top Comparisons

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2005 Nissan PathfinderReview
Elizabeth writes:
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Overall, Nissan Pathfinder is a great SUV . It’s size, performance ... hard to beat

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Marc writes:
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A beast of a 4x4! Very solid build quality.

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Review
Sugar4sara says:
vs2005 Toyota Sequoia
2005 Nissan Pathfinder winning categories:
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  • Handling
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  • Front Seats
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Power Ranked 2005 Toyota Sequoia better.
"Lots of get up and go"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Toyota Sequoia better.
"Better car for the price. Very classy in and out"
2005 Nissan Pathfinder Review
jasserkroll says:
vs2005 Toyota Tacoma
2005 Nissan Pathfinder winning categories:
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  • Family Car
  • Value
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Handling Ranked 2005 Toyota Tacoma worse.
"yes"
Value Ranked 2005 Toyota Tacoma worse.
"all"
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WDReview
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Fun And Family Friendly — We took a lot of preemptive measures with it's maintenance when issues started to hit the internet. That aside, it is very roomy and space efficient. It could use more storage compartments in the back, but there are some located under the second row seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Good Family vehicle. Lots of room. Engine has a good "get up and go" to it.

Cons: Not very fuel efficient. It gets about 400 miles to the tank which is about the same as our Tundra. The leather seats have not held up well on the outside edges.

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LEReview
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Great Car Just Need A Truck. — love everything about this car.geat mileage, great power, very reliable, drives perfect, more room with the third row seating, lots of extras, rear wheel drive with independent rear suspension, low tire alarm, security alarm, power windows, door locks, power mirrors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: lots of room , great ower drives great and looks good, and great gas mileage

Cons: no cons

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off RoadReview
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3/4 Stars Overall — I did like that this vehicle is a good size - not too big, not too small. I loved how it handled and that it was overall a smooth ride. I disliked, however, that it was not a very reliable car when it came down to the nitty gritty. Maintenance and repairs are extremely costly. I had this vehicle for 4 years and other than routine oil changes and check-ups, it was in the shop 2-3 times a year for transmission and radiator issues, weird noises, and occasionally aggressive jolting. Definitely a vehicle that is better with lesser mileage, and becomes a hassle with the more mileage it has.

Pros: Off-Road, good braking system, handles well, good safety rating, fairly good on gas for an SUV.

Cons: Tight rear seating, uncomfortable for long trips, hard to see when reversing, expensive maintenance and repair costs

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WDReview
Wolfman2332 writes:
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Love It! All Together A Fine Suv — While it is quirky, overall excellent. Handling in snow/ice and off road (yes - a lot!) is superb. It is a truck, and tows wonderfully. Stereo is very good, nav package is OK - mostly because it is quirky. But it beats the heck out of the one in my wife's Cadillac. Third row seat is useless, but back is great! Two hunting dogs, guns, and gear for South Dakota and drive. No real problems other than climate control system. 45,000 miles in it, and at 115,000 it is holding up very well.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Interior is enormous, while still a reasonable exterior size.  Excellent all weather vehicle.  Comfortable and nice creature comforts.

Cons: Mileage could be better for a 6.  Has required maintenance for climate control and electronics but better than my Jeep was.

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WDReview
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Anti-zombie — Great acceleration and breaking Has a very powerful V6 4.0 L Well equiped You can put a great Sound system and there are many custom parts for this model. Very nice to drive and makes a great accelerating sound. Very strong so even when hit you wont feel a thing

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its Pimped

Cons: Uses too much fuel

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WDReview
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A Nightmare! — Nissan will not back up their product and take care of the consumer. The car is dangerous to drive! Nissan Consumer Affairs are awful to deal with and do NOT have the consumers BEST interest and safety in mind. My car is only 6 years old and the engine failed after 3 and now the transmission and radiator.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The car has a great look

Cons: My Pathfinder has been a "nightmare" since purchased! DO NOT purchase a Nissan. My car is 6 years old. I have had to replace the motor after 3. (NO- Nissan would not pay for this even though it was a factory failure!), Now I have just learned I need a new transmition. If you research the intranet, you will find that hundreds of Nissans are having problems with coolant from the radiator leaking into the transmission and radiator fluid leaking into the radiator! Of course Nissan will not fix this problem. Go to www.transmition.lawsuit.com mazie, slater, katz &freeman LLC.

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By kris_evenson2000

Love the vehicle but the design needs a refresh and for a one year old car 50000 miles is a lot. Read More

Review By Guru9XL35R

Smooth drive, steering wheel feels “small” though and I wasn’t hip on how the seat comes forward to get to the third row. Not convenient for moms who have kids that go in the back seat daily. If the ... Read More

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By Abigail

It was a nice car and had the things I was looking for in a car. It rides nice enjoyed driving it. I don’t know what is missing. It seemed to be a little nicer than the Buick Encore. I like the third... Read More

Review By goldenglider

I took a 2020 Pathfinder that I rented on a 2,500 mile road trip. Liked it so much that I bought a 2019 CPO used Pathfinder SL with the Premium package. I got 27mpg on the highway. Very comfortable a... Read More

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By GuruTQ2SW

I like it but it was too expensive for a 2018 Read More

Review By keithlnc

Car is everything I wanted! I loved the process as well. Read More

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By Beth

Roomy but not engulfing, handles nicely, all around sharp looking vehicle! Read More

Review By Whitney

Great all around car! I love all the features it comes with! Read More

2016 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By john

the looks of the did not turn me on nice car!! Read More

Review By GuruSKCQ5

Great vehicle so far, no issues. I like the extra room over the Traverse and Acadia. It has more room in the cargo area than the Journey for sure, with the third row seat opened. I like the comfort... Read More

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