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2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum
MSRP
$42,570
Invoice
$39,553
Average Price Paid
$38,646
874 listings nationwide

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Pro-4X
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2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum
William Maley Preview:

Throughout its life, the Nissan Pathfinder has undergone a number of transformations. When launched back in 1985, it was a go-anywhere off-road SUV. The current model, which was introd...

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Need to climb mountains or traverse riverbeds on a regular basis? Nissan’s 2015 Xterra midsize SUV can do that. This 5-passenger, 4-door terrain tamer isn’t the most refined mudder on ...

Specs

2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum
2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
15 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 21.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
284 hp @ 6,400 RPM
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
259 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11:1
9.7:1
9.7:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.19 in
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.76 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 41.7 in 34.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 36.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,461 lbs 970 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.5 in 178.7 in
Width 77.2 in 72.8 in
Height 70.2 in 74.9 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Platinum

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Caspian Blue
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black
  • Midnight Pine
  • Pearl White
  • Scarlet Ember
  • [E10-1] Special Paint - Pearl White
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Scarlet Ember

Option Packages

  • [B09] Running Boards
  • [B95] Running Boards
  • [H01] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Cayenne Red
  • Glacier
  • Lava Red
  • Metallic Blue
  • Night Armor
  • Solar Flare Yellow
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [X01] Pro-4X Leather Package

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