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Nissan Pathfinder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder

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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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Customer Reviews

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Superb

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD

Ten and a half years of trouble-free performance. Excellent build-quality; still no rattles. The vehicle has been totally bullet-proof.



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It keeps on ticking

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD

Almost 200,000 miles and almost no problems. The car actually gets better with age. I'm getting the best mpg ever from 17 to 18-19 consistantly. With 200,000 miles I'd trust it to go cross country in a heartbeat. I treat it rough and ugly, then clean it up and it looks great. Nissan does not focus on mpg. If you have one, put in a K&N air filter for more power and put on tires rated for low rolling resistance to increase the mpg.




Love this old thing

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD

10 years old and I keep waiting for this old guy to start having problems, but so far it goes when & where I want it to. Big enough to haul anything I need to, small enough that it's maneuverable and doesn't make gas a budget item, even at $2.50. It's comfortable, has great visibility for the driver all around and it's just plain pretty. At 10 years old it doesn't look dated at all. Had to replace the exhaust manifold, struts & shocks about 3 years ago, but beyond that it's been only oil, brakes, etc. The worst thing about this old guy? Its radio buttons started popping off a few years ago and I've lost several of them. Everything still works, just don't have all the buttons ; )




Hank's review

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD

Good Rig. Very reliable over the years to Mexico and North Dakota and everywhere in between. For the measly MPG wish I could have a V8. No interior rear window pop button, frustrating. Other than strange worn bushings that had to be replaced in the rear suspension at about 75,000 miles- it has been sturdy and reliable.




Not bad at all

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD

I've had this vehicle for several years and it has treated me well I consider it to be a good investment.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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