Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Pricing


Consumer Rating
(61)

1997 Highlights

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


Pros

  • Fresh shape, wonderful interior, good reliability.

Cons

  • Steep price, engine could be stronger.

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Features & Specs

LE 4dr SUVXE 4dr SUV 4WDXE 4dr SUV
MPG161516
SeatingN/AN/AN/A
Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower168 hp @ 4800 rpm168 hp @ 4800 rpm168 hp @ 4800 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3/5
    Passenger3/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    M
    Marginal

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

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Consumer Rating


So far so good. Nice SUV with gas mileage like a car.
Just bought it after selling my 1996 Ford Bronco which I loved but at 11 mpg was beginning to feel the pinch. So thought a stickshift 2 wheel drive Pathfinder would do the same as I don't 4x4 ever really. I like the lite but sturdy feel and I just feel like I am saving gas as I coast everywhere in nuetral 1/2 the time and use the gas the other 1/2 it seems. Only issues have been general maintenance stuff I guess, as never had to deal with on the Bronco. I have already had to to the front struts, carrier bearing at center of driveshaft, right side exhaust manifold (cracked), charcoal cannister, trailing arm bushings to stop "pathfinder death wobble". If paid a shop $2,000 so did on own.
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My father bought a 1997 Pathfinder LE loaded off the showroom in 1997. He was a traveling sales rep and he sold me the car in 2004 with 265k. I drove it until it had 310k and gave it to my little brother in law for his 16th birthday present. He drove it for another year and a half and traded it in on a new Scion. I absolutely loved how smooth the tranny shifted, how quiet the engine was and how roomy the interior was. I loved it so much that I am buying another 1997 SE in 2 days! I think it is one of the best and most underrated SUV's ever made. It eats the snow and dirt and never dies. GET ONE!!
great suv
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?
Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

The Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include LE 4dr SUV, XE 4dr SUV 4WD, XE 4dr SUV, SE 4dr SUV 4WD, and LE 4dr SUV 4WD. Pre-owned Nissan Pathfinder models are available with a 3.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 168 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder comes with rear wheel drive, four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual.

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