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Nissan Pathfinder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 270 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

  • An excellent blend of off-road toughness and everyday comfort, but its concessions toward true backcountry capability might turn off those who want the image more than anything else.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Most powerful V6 in the class, above average off-road ability, well-laid-out interior, flexible seating design, ample storage space throughout.

  • Cons

    Tight rear-seat accommodations, on-road handling not as refined as car-based competitors, some odd interior materials.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Pathfinder has been completely redesigned for 2005 and now includes third-row seating and a larger, more powerful V6.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By far worst car i've

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Just read all the post on Coolant leaking into Transmission. Happened to me at 75K miles. We bought the car brand new and spent THOUSANDS on repairs and it was never without problems. Amazing how a company could keep selling a vehicle with SOOOOO many problems and then not do right by their customers.




Buyers beware

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I have read several comments from people who own a Pathfinder about the problems with the radiator leaking into the transmission. Well, now I am personally having this problem as well. The fluid has leaked into my transmission which now has to be completely overhauled and its only 3 years old and of course out of warranty. So buyers beware. We called Nissan but were basically told too bad. Until now the vehicle ran great so if you do purchase a Pathfinder then make sure you buy the extended warranty!!




Nice exterior/poor quality

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I've owned four Nissans in the last five years including a 99.5 Pathfinder SE 4WD, and went out immediately and bought the 2005 new body style when it came out. This SUV has a rugged, great looking exterior. However, the vehicle is plagued with quality issues. The fuel gauge is not working (bad fuel level sending unit). The CD player is not working. The rear driver passenger window is not working. Also, there are gaps in the upholstery where seems are not sewn together properly and foam is pushing through. All of these malfunctions hit right after the 36,000 warranty expired (if you get one, get the extended warranty). Also, don't expect any assistance from Nissan




Ok pathfinder

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Had my pathfinder for 18 months now and have found the engine to be noisier than my dad's Kia Sorento. There are a lot more rattles and squeaks coming from all over which is strange considering it doesn't go off road. Towing is good for my 17 ft boat and it is a fairly comfortable ride except for the noisy engine, rattles and squeaks. 3rd row seating is also hard to access. I've been to 2 dealerships in Miami looking for good service, but haven't found any yet - extremely disorganized and low service emphasis. The labor and oil changes are also expensive at $40 for an oil change. My wife's Toyota gets better service from Toyota dealership. Would buy a Toyota just because of the service.




I'm in love!!!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Just brought this baby home Monday and wish I had more places to drive it's such a joy. It's classy with the silver exterior and tan interior. I did notice a little wind noise but Bose can overcome that nicely!




Quality needs improv

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I just bought Pathfinder 11/8/05 and love it. but last night (11/30/05) the right back tire was flat in the local street there is a very clean street and I couldn't find any cut from the flat tire. I called the dealer and was informed "no warranty for the tire" I am so mad this is only 3 weeks and 480 mile in this brand new car. How is this quality?



Full 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Review

What's New for 2005

The Pathfinder has been completely redesigned for 2005 and now includes third-row seating and a larger, more powerful V6.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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