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Nissan Pathfinder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder

  • With plenty of power, off-road capability and luxury, this is one of the best midsize SUVs available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 engine, car-like interior, good reliability record, rear entertainment system option, available Infiniti All-Mode 4WD on LE models.

  • Cons

    Tight rear seat, high price tag, cheap interior bits.

  • What's New for 2001

    A long overdue 250-horsepower V6 engine debuts for 2001, making Pathfinder the most powerful SUV in its class. An interior freshening and more standard goodies, as well as snazzy options like an in-dash navigation system and an entertainment system for rear-seat occupants, are new for 2001. Also added to the LE's options list this fall is the handy All-mode automatic 4WD system from the Infiniti QX4.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

This car saved my life

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I got this car from my parents for graduation. It's lovely. Drives like a dream and I've put this thing in places any other vehicle would have been stuck and it's pushed through and gotten out with no problem at all. About two years ago I got hit at roughly 110mph from behind. Needless to say the car that got shoved under mine was destroyed and the police/EMTs stated that if I were in any other car I would have died on impact. The car still drives like a dream and you can't tell anything bad happened to it. It's the most reliable car I'd ever heard of. My only complaint? The rising gas prices.




Love this vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased with 33k and I'm now at 156k with no major problems. The car runs like the day I purchased and is extremely comfortable. I will say it's not great for tall people. All my brothers and my husband are at or over 6' 2" and their heads are skimming the roof. My cd player died about 6 mo ago but I still have the tape and radio (and a 2 year old so when do I listen to my own music anyway?). I don't complain about the mileage either. What do you expect for a truck? I will say this: my last long highway trip I did get 20 mpg (for the 2nd time) but usually I'm at 17+ around town. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I have to buy a replacement!




Overall a good vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I replaced my 1997 GMC Yukon with my 2001 Pathfinder SE. I got it used with 42,000 miles and now I have 96,000 on it. I use it for daily commuting and deer hunting. It goes off-road like a mountain goat. It is much smaller than the Yukon but handles all my hunting stuff pretty well (I have a hitch haul for the deer). It rides smoothly on the highway and handles well. My only disappointment has been the unreliability of the sensors. It has 3 oxygen sensors, and I have replaced each one ($350 a pop). The mass flow sensor also went out ($550). Fairly bullet-proof other than that. I intend to keep it for the foreseeable future.




Love it!!!

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my Pathfinder used 5 years ago- it was love at first test drive. I do admit I baby my cars, but it's handled 6 hour road trips like a breeze. I've also towed my husband's Honda Accord short distances when it broke down. This thing is a tank. I've only ever had minor O2 sensor problems as far as engine problems go, but we bought the platinum warranty & everything's been covered. Unfortunately I'm trading it in- expecting baby #3 and 3 carseats just won't fit!



Full 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Review

What's New for 2001

A long overdue 250-horsepower V6 engine debuts for 2001, making Pathfinder the most powerful SUV in its class. An interior freshening and more standard goodies, as well as snazzy options like an in-dash navigation system and an entertainment system for rear-seat occupants, are new for 2001. Also added to the LE's options list this fall is the handy All-mode automatic 4WD system from the Infiniti QX4.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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