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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Nissan Pathfinder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder

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  • Pros

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  • What's New for 1996

    Outstanding new Pathfinder debuts with dual airbags and great interior styling. Engine output is up, but the Pathfinder is still not going to win any drag races. The new interior is open, airy and much more comfortable than most of its competitors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV

Over the years, I've traded Fords & Chevy's every 2-4 years. I've had my Pathfinder going on 10 years. Outside of the 3 recalls in the first few years, having a temporary problem with brakes (who I blame Just Brakes - not Nissan) and having to replace the starter twice, my Pathfinder has been a good car. The only gripes that I have are the same ones that most owners have had. Poor gas mileage and low engine power. I'm starting to get the "new car itch" and am going to look closely at the Pathfinder as well as the Murano.




Great budget suv

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV

I bought one used based partly on Edmund's reviews and I have'nt been disappointed. Lift hatch could open a tad higher, may son and I are tall and we constantly bump our heads. Engine is a little underpowered and gas mileage could be better but for a good budget SUV it's tough to beat. Ride and comfort are okay but this is still basically a truck and rides and drives like one. Originally bought as a 3rd vehicle but I now drive it more than our other cars.



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Full 1996 Nissan Pathfinder Review

What's New for 1996

Outstanding new Pathfinder debuts with dual airbags and great interior styling. Engine output is up, but the Pathfinder is still not going to win any drag races. The new interior is open, airy and much more comfortable than most of its competitors.

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Talk About The 1996 Pathfinder

1996 Nissan Pathfinder Discussions See all Started By

markjenn
markjenn
02-28-2005
The 2nd generation Pathfinders (1996-2004 I think) are build on a unibody (car type construction) rather than body-on-frame like a truck. The 1st generation and the current 3rd generation are truck-c...


taiwosmith
taiwosmith
12-18-2009
am driving a nissan pathfinder 1996 model, i discovered that my gear does not pick in time and av top the transmission with oil but the problem persist...


dpmjt
dpmjt
11-11-2007
To fix the sway: I too own a 1996 Pathfinder and replaced the 8 bushings on the 4 rear control arms (2 lower, 2 upper). The bushings were ordered online from Courtesy Nissan along with 8 bolts & ...



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