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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 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fresh shape, wonderful interior, good reliability.

  • Cons

    Steep price, engine could be stronger.

  • What's New for 1997

    Changes to the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder include storage pockets added at all doors, a new exterior color and an available Bose sound…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (29 total reviews)


Great suv

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD

I have owned 3 pathfinders along the way. First was a 1996 se, then went to a 2001 with the 3.5l and now I am back in a 1997. They all have been absolutely great vehicles! Never left me stranded anywhere, go through snow up to the bumpers, repairs are rare and they hold their value. The only complaint I had was going from my 1996 with 150,000 miles to the 2001 with 80,000 miles, I expected the same fuel mileage and was disappointed. A year later and I was back in the 1997 and regained some of the fuel mileage back again. This is a cant miss suv. Why pay thousands more for a 4 runner?




Good, solid, reliable vehicle

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought this SUV in 8/05 with 118K and it now has over 182K. Besides routine maintenance and tires, I have only had to replace a thermostat, water pump, and muffler ($600 total). I would recommend the vehicle to anyone looking for a reliable SUV.




Even more reliable than i

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD

This car has gotten me through thick and thin. I have been careless at times not changing the oil regularly but even so... it's still charging forward. I love to give her all she's got especially in parking lots, I feel like I'm flying a plane. I've had to replace the exhaust a couple of times as it rusts through as well as the runners. I have an oil leak in the engine but it's still going strong. A check engine light showed up about a week ago but my mechanic said it's nothing just a sensor near the fuel system. It's nothing important just related to the emissions. Otherwise a magnificent vehicle. Very comfortable as people always tend to fall asleep when they're driving with me.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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Full 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Review

What's New for 1997

Changes to the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder include storage pockets added at all doors, a new exterior color and an available Bose sound system.

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beachbass
beachbass
09-27-2009
1997 Pathfinder. I noticed while driving on the beach that I hear a clicking noise while turning left. This only happens when the 4WD is on. Does that sound like CV Axle? If so does anyone know how di...


leftturn
leftturn
12-14-2008
1997 pathfinder hatch latch is broke. The glass will come open but the hatch will only come to the first catch and will not open fully. Any ideas as how to get the latch undone to replace the latch....


99accent
99accent
03-13-2012
there is a recall on that strut and they must by law of the national safety counsel fix it , I checked under my fender wells and on top at the strut I'm lucky they Are like new on a 2003 pathfinder,...