Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
List price range
$7,900 - $15,998

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Nissan Pathfinder receives its biggest update since its last full redesign in '05. Most significantly, a V8 engine is available for the first time. Nissan has taken the 5.6-liter V8 from its full-size Armada SUV and made it optional in the Pathfinder. In this application, it makes 310 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque and also raises the Pathfinder's maximum towing capacity to 7,000 pounds. Inside, you'll find a revised interior with new gauges and cupholders and a larger center stack display screen. New or updated convenience features are also part of the deal, including a new navigation system with a hard-drive-based music storage unit. Visually, the '08 Pathfinder looks a bit different thanks to updated front and rear styling and new wheel designs.

Pros

  • Powerful V6 and V8 engines, well-designed interior, ample storage and cargo space, high towing capacity, above-average off-road ability.

Cons

  • Second- and third-row seats are cramped for adults, ride and handling not on par with car-based competitors.

Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV for Sale

Nissan Pathfinder 2008 S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
126,740 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
S
JW Motors
18.2 mi away
List$8,795
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
97,552 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
SE
(5)
Kargar Motors
18.8 mi away
List$9,877
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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$272 Below Market
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
115,574 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
S
List$8,179
Est.Loan: $167/mo
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$225 Below Market
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
146,138 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
SE
List$7,900
Est.Loan: $162/mo
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Air Conditioning; Power Windows; Power Locks; Power Steering; Tilt Wheel; AM/FM CD/MP3; Satellite; AM/FM CD/DVD; Immobilizer; Keyless Entry; Alarm; Dual Front Airbags; Passenger Sensor; Active Belts; All Wheel ABS
Nissan Pathfinder 2008 LE-V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
118,086 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
LE
List$11,999
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 SE-V8 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
117,851 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
SE
(9)
Leckner Nissan
39.3 mi away
List$9,000
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
69,508 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
SE
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$15,998
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
134,561 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
S
(2)
Ourisman Mazda
35.9 mi away
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Nissan Pathfinder 2008 SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
118,090 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Pathfinder
SE
List$10,900
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Dealer Notes
Air Conditioning; Power Windows; Power Locks; Power Steering; Tilt Wheel; AM/FM CD/MP3; Satellite; AM/FM CD/DVD; Immobilizer; Keyless Entry; Alarm; Dual Front Airbags; Passenger Sensor; Active Belts; All Wheel ABS

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is fast on the street and capable in the dirt. But consumers just wanting a comfortable, seven-passenger midsize SUV will be better served by some competing models.

vehicle overview

The funny thing about the Nissan Pathfinder is how it seems to search for a new identity every few years. Born in the late 1980s as a rugged body-on-frame two-door meant for tackling trails, the Pathfinder morphed into a unit-bodied four-door with a creamy suspension by the later '90s. When the current Pathfinder came to market three years ago, it reflected Nissan's desire to make it all things to all people.

To please the off-road crowd, the Pathfinder returned to a sturdy, heavy body-on-frame platform derived from the full-size Titan pickup and Armada SUV. Nissan built in up to 9.1 inches of ground clearance, added a dedicated Off-Road trim level and offered both part- and full-time four-wheel-drive systems.

At the same time, Nissan wanted the Pathfinder to be suitable for mainstream multiple passenger transport. Its body is far larger than past models and contains seven standard seats arranged in three rows. In addition, both the second- and third-row seats fold flat into the floor, thanks to the use of an independent rear suspension.

These two approaches to midsize SUV design don't quite mesh with 100-percent effectiveness, however. The body-on-frame design is somewhat at odds with the sporty tuning of the steering and suspension, and the result is a somewhat stiff ride and heavy-handed handling. Additionally, both back rows are a bit cramped for adults.

For 2008, Nissan has made a number of updates in hopes of increasing the Pathfinder's appeal. Inside, the dash and center console have been revised for easier use and there are new cutting-edge convenience features such as Bluetooth connectivity and a switch to a hard-drive-based navigation system that can also be used to store music files. Finally, a strong new V8 has been made available to make hauling heavy loads even easier than before.

Although not perfect, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder has a lot to offer. Compared to fellow body-on-frame rivals like the Toyota 4Runner, Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy TrailBlazer, the Pathfinder scores near the top in performance, driving pleasure, interior design and value for the money. However, this jack-of-all-trades entry isn't well-suited to buyers who just want a comfortable, urban-based sport-ute with third-row seating. For those buyers, car-based midsize SUVs such as the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Veracruz, Mazda CX-9, Saturn Outlook or Toyota Highlander would be better choices.

trim levels & features

A midsize SUV, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder comes in four trim levels: S, SE, SE Off-Road and LE. All but the 4WD-only SE Off-Road offer a choice of rear- or four-wheel-drive. The Pathfinder S starts off with 16-inch alloy wheels, power accessories, cruise control, keyless entry, air-conditioning and a CD stereo. The Pathfinder SE adds a roof rack, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, a 7-inch screen with multi-information display, a back-up camera, dual-zone climate control and a CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary input jack. The SE Off-Road features exclusive off-road shocks and tires, skid plates, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist, plus a moonroof and Bose stereo. The top-line Pathfinder LE shares the moonroof and stereo, then goes all the way with leather, wood trim and power seats. The new V8 engine can be ordered on the SE and LE only; both are equipped similarly to the V6 models but have 18-inch alloy wheels.

Major options include the SE Premium Package (moonroof, Bose stereo, HomeLink transceiver, automatic headlights), the SE Leather Package (leather, heated power seats), the LE's HDD Navigation Package (hard-drive-based navigation with a 9.3GB "Music Server," Bluetooth connectivity and keyless start), and a rear-seat entertainment system.

performance & mpg

The Nissan Pathfinder is available with a choice of two powerful engines. The base 4.0-liter V6 produces 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. The new 5.6-liter V8 comes can't beat Jeep's Hemi, but comes out ahead of V8s from Ford, GM, and Toyota with 310 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, raising the Pathfinder's towing capacity from 6,000 to 7,000 pounds. Both engines pair to a five-speed automatic transmission. The four-wheel-drive system on the LE V6 and all V8 models contains a full-time mode for all surfaces; all other 4WD Pathfinders use a part-time system. In testing, we found that a 4WD Pathfinder could do 0-60 mph in a brisk 7.0 seconds.

safety

Every 2008 Nissan Pathfinder comes with antilock brakes and stability control. Only the LE comes with a full set of six airbags; all other models require buyers to order front-side airbags and full-length curtain airbags as an option package. In NHTSA testing, the Pathfinder earned four out of five stars for frontal-impact crash protection, and five stars for side protection in both the front and rear rows.

driving

Performance is vigorous even with the standard V6, so expect acceleration to be very impressive with the new V8. In addition, the responsive automatic transmission serves up crisp shifts at all the right times. Steering response is surprisingly sharp for a traditional body-on-frame SUV, such that the Pathfinder feels almost sporty in normal traffic situations. On the whole, though, this Nissan Pathfinder is less carlike than the last generation. It's heavier, and there's considerable body roll around corners, especially on SE Off-Road models, which are fitted with off-road-biased tires. In off-road situations, the Pathfinder's rugged underpinnings are advantageous, and it offers plenty of suspension travel on rutted trails. However, for the majority of buyers who won't be using it in this manner, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder's compromises are undeniable compared to the many qualified crossover SUVs in this price range.

interior

The Pathfinder's interior is stylish, handsomely upholstered and ergonomically sound. The already friendly controls become more so this year as the Pathfinder adapts the navigation system in newer Nissans. The luxury quotient also rises thanks to new amenities like Intelligent Key, Bluetooth connectivity and a hard-drive-based music server.

The front seats are very comfortable, but the rear falls short on room for both feet and shoulders. Only kids will fit in the third row, and younger ones might have trouble entering the cabin to begin with, due to the high-mounted handles. Fortunately, both rear rows fold down perfectly flat to form a 79-cubic-foot cargo hold -- about average for the class.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder.

Never buy Nissan!!!
Douglas DelPorto, 10/30/2015
All these Nissan SUV's had a major problem with the transmission cooler inside the radiator leaking and result being destruction of the transmission. Class action lawsuit resulted and Nissan "slithered out" of responsibility with clever lawyers. Result was only a fraction had a small portion of the actual cost covered. Very few of the thousands of affected Nissan's got a small percentage of the cost covered. The real sad issue is that Nissan did everything possible to NOT stand behind their products. It is an unhappy tale that so many thousands of Nissan owners were abandoned when this problem happened. Even the dealers are ashamed of Nissan.
MPG After Two Years
ohlode, 8/24/2010
Regarding MPG on my 2008 Pathfinder S 4x4 with automatic transmission. After two years and 28K I consistently get 18.5 mpg mainly around town and usually with a small mix of expressway/freeway driving. I use 87 octane only. A/C or not it gets the same mileage. On trips I've averaged 23 mpg. Hope this is helpful. I chose the Pathfinder over the 4 Runner because of the deal. About four thousand cheaper and the base 2008 4 runner didn't even have the 3d seat as standard. Towing capacity was 1K more than the V6 4 runner. So glad I picked the Pathfinder.
Very Solid Vehicle could use a few Tweaks
Glenn, 6/28/2017
Handling is good for the Highway but it is far more at home on back-roads, country roads or Some off road adventuring! Brakes are very good but there are vehicles this large and larger that do stop faster and smoother. Highway handling is good while towing anything and the 4.0 L V6 Engine has the power and torque to do the job for most anything up to about 5800 lbs. The gas mileage suffers 13.9 to 16.8 combined mpg when using regular (87 octane) or plus (89 octane) gas, this vehicle performs much better 17.3 to 19.8 MPG with Super (91 to 93 octane) or Ultra (94 octane). Handling overall is very good and body roll is minimized by active safety features. I thoroughly enjoy this vehicle But I wish the Back suspension was a bit better. The interior is roomy and comfortable for all in the first two rows of seating and the third row is best for kids or smaller adults (5'6" or below). The main console seems a bit overwhelming at first with all the buttons but if you take the time to learn the locations, everything seems pretty well laid out and is well within reach of the driver.
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
ANTHONY, 6/20/2008
This vehicle is very nice, but the windows when brought down a little while driving makes a lot of rattling noise/sound which is very disgusting. I cannot even open mines. When I told the dealer, they said never heard of the problem and cannot do anything. Just had a recall for the clock, giving wrong time every now and then. Also the power seats are always being touched every time I enter or on the way out of the vehicle causing the seats to be re-set every time.
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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
266 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
266 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    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
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Overview

The Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV is offered in the following styles: SE-V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), LE-V8 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A), S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), LE-V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A), LE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and SE-V8 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE is priced between $7,900 and$15,998 with odometer readings between 69508 and174393 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV S is priced between $8,179 and$8,795 with odometer readings between 115574 and126740 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE is priced between $11,999 and$11,999 with odometer readings between 118086 and118086 miles.

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