2009 Nissan Pathfinder Top Comparisons

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder SEReview
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Amazing Car For Its Class. — I love how the seats fold completely flat in both back rows. The car has lots of space and awesome standard equipment!! Pay a little extra and get air control throughout... I love it and your passengers will thank you!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great cargo space. Awesome handling, grips the road. Updated interior and great design of exterior... I wish they didn't change the body style... this is the hottest body!!!

Cons: Difficult to wash the roof...

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4X4Review
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So So — It's a Nissian and will most likely will last for a long time. It's a very uncomfortable car, has little bells and whistles, very small back seat, and a below average radio system. I would not recommend it to anyone over the age of 30. Below the age of 30 they would love the low maintenance this vehicle has.

Pros: It starts every day

Cons: It rides poorly, very uncomfortable

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder SReview
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I'll Be Loving My Pathfinder For A Long Time. —

New ride quality is pretty firm, and nicely solid, but it seems to have softened up some around 2,000 miles. I like Nissan's powerful V6 in my base model. Only dislike about the engine itself is that it starts up its 24 valves noisily until the oil gets up onto the cams at a very fast 2,000 RPM start (normal among others on the lot as well, me and the salesman checked) before it finally drops back to normal idle 600-750 rpm. Engine runs very smooth though after a quick warm up. I do like the soft touch surfaces, except the top of the door panels are showing a little texture wear already if you have a habit of putting your arm on the top of the door panel rather than the arm rest. Be careful of placing your knees on the lift panel in the back floor storage area. Its waffled web like plastic design underneath does not hold up to knees while trying to climb in the back for cargo, etc. Little disappointed that I cracked it on the back side already while vacuuming it out for the first time. The base, non-Bose option stereo sounds pretty good if you boost the treble and set the bass flat. This Pathfinder is compact and solid with a fully boxed frame and a lot of steel crammed closely together underneath, so the density is high giving it a very solid and quality feel. It does not feel like a big, airy, boxy, plastic-like, future rattle box like the domestic types. You can clearly see that it is not a car chassis underneath. No exhaust hanging down, and wall to wall steel not sheet metal from one component to another densely packed. If you’re going to tow, or do much real off-road driving this true SUV has to be about the best bang for the buck you can buy, unless you need to save a couple bucks and go with a little choppier ride quality, less the 3rd row seating for an X-terra. I traded a 2005 Silverado, Ext Cab with 5.3L V-8, and I like the Pathfinder better! It has a more sporty drive, and the V-6 power and acceleration feels just as strong for its class and size if not better. The V-8 option, I’d imagine would make this thing feel hyperactive like driving an “SUV sports car”. A suggestion for Nissan would be to use an electric radiator fan rather than keeping old-school with the classic mechanical fan. I think it would save an mpg and only add even more to the already smooth engine and driving experience. I can get 20 mpg if I stay around 65-70 mph and baby the throttle. If your foot heavy and exceeding 70 mpg on the highway, mileage drops to around 18-18.5 mpg on 87 octane. She can be a little hard on gas, somewhat typical from prior experience with a Nissan or two, but this Pathfinder is a tight, quality package with strong power, even with the V-6 so it’s worth it. The Ethanol in the gas doesn’t help mileage either because the more alcohol, the lower the mpg. Good time to buy now at the end of the 2009 year with Cash for Clunkers dead. MSRP on mine was $30K, and I negotiated to $25K on the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Ride, power, build quality

Cons: Noisy starts when cold

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder SEReview
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Nice Drive — The new 2009 drives even better than our '06. Onboard Computer is very nice although I think we need to take it in already for a freon charge since the AC is not getting cold fast. Other than that it has been great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The size is perfect for us

Cons: could get a little better gas mileage

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4X4Review
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Best Balance Of On And Off Road Vehicule — excellent road handling even in high speeds and turns. Very comfortable and many"'gadgets". Off Road with 50/50 tires (not original) and higher suspensions (not original) can take 95% of challenges that bigger and much more expensive off roaders face.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Comfort on-road real off-road

Cons: none if you change tires and suspension

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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2016 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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Lots of scratching didnt look at it until after they washed it if I would have known I would have dropped down price Read More

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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I love this car. It took them till 2015 to get my color but now I have it. This vehicle shows that you can have it all. Safety, tech, reliability, performance, off road ability, flexibility and fuel e... Read More

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