Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
List price range
$8,981 - $11,990

Pros

  • Plenty of power from V6 and V8 engines, attractive cabin with good ergonomics, generous storage room, strong towing ability.

Cons

  • Guzzles gas, cramped second- and third-row seats, less cargo space than large crossovers, feels truckish to drive.

Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder for Sale

Nissan Pathfinder 2010 LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
75,153 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Pathfinder
LE
List$11,990
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
2010 PATHFINDER LE ** LOCAL TRADE ** BLUETOOTH ** BACKUP CAMERA ** NAVIGATION ** LEATHER SEATS ** 3RD ROW SEATING ** HEATED SEATS ** AUTO 4WD ** KEYLESS ENTRY ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE CONTACT US TODAY.OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE CONTACT US TODAY. BROWN'S FAIRFAX NISSAN PROUDLY OFFERS HAGGLE FREE, COMPETITIVE PRICING!
Nissan Pathfinder 2010 S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
115,291 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Pathfinder
S
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$8,981
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2010 S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
107,081 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Pathfinder
S
List$10,991
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2010 SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
109,357 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Pathfinder
SE
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$9,495
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Nissan Pathfinder 2010 LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
106,850 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Pathfinder
LE
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Dealer Notes
3rd Row Seat,Chrome Wheels,Traction Control,MP3 Player,Keyless Entry ,Bluetooth Connection,Passenger Air Bag,Premium Sound System,CD Changer,Sunroof/Moonroof,Tilt Wheel,Side Air Bag,Power Windows,Anti-Lock Brakes,Driver Air Bag,CD Player,Alloy Wheels,A/C Front,Leather Seats,Power Seats,Power Steering,Heated Front Seats,Leather Interior,Power Mirrors,Power Door Locks,Backup Camera,Rear Air Bags,Cruise Control,AM/FM Stereo,Memory Seat,Heat/AC ,Multi-Zone A/C,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,A/C Rear,Auxiliary Audio Input

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder can tame the wilderness with its off-road skill, but it's not as adept in the concrete jungle. Consumers just wanting a comfortable seven-passenger midsize SUV will be better served by a large crossover.

vehicle overview

Back in the 1990s, Nissan found a path to success with its Pathfinder SUV -- one of the pioneers in the class of rugged off-roading vehicles that made the transition to family on-road use. Yet with rising gas prices and the advent of crossovers, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder finds itself on a path that no longer leads to the promised land of abundant sales and healthy profits. While this latest model is the best yet, it's a relic of a different time and really only makes sense for a narrow range of shoppers.

The 2010 Pathfinder is based on the same sturdy truck chassis as the full-size Nissan Titan and Armada. This helps to boost the Pathfinder's off-roading credentials, but realistically its large size and the discontinuation of the Off Road package mean that dedicated mud-slinging and rock crawling aren't very likely. The Pathfinder is still a strong candidate for towing duties, however, thanks to stout V6 and V8 engines capable of towing 6,000 and 7,000 pounds, respectively, when properly equipped. Both of these engines are class standouts, providing ample thrust whether hooked up to a trailer or not.

There are downsides to this truck frame, however. The first is weight, which conspires to drag down gas mileage and handling ability as compared to those of large crossover SUVs like the Ford Flex and GMC Acadia. Additionally, that body-on-frame construction robs the cabin of passenger and cargo space, both of which pale in comparison to those aforementioned crossovers. For people who never plan on towing or finding an unpaved path somewhere, a large crossover is a much wiser choice.

However, if you do routinely tow a boat or venture to a cabin in the woods, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is still one of the strongest members of the traditional midsize SUV class. It's quicker and more luxurious than the Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer, though its longtime rival, the Toyota 4Runner might eclipse it this year thanks to an extensive redesign. Kia's refined Borrego might also be worth a look. All said, though, the Pathfinder should suit you well as long as you'll be able to take advantage of its strengths.

trim levels & features

The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize seven-passenger SUV offered in four trim levels: S, SE, LE and LE V8. Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, rear tinted windows, a receiver hitch, roof rails, a tailgate with separate glass hatch, a front skid plate, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, an eight-way manually adjustable driver seat and a six-speaker stereo with CD player.

The SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, running boards, foglights, upgraded cloth upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped wheel and shifter, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning, a color multi-information display and an auxiliary audio jack. The SE Premium Journey package adds roof rail cross bars, keyless ignition/entry, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming mirror and a 10-speaker Bose stereo with six-CD changer and satellite radio.

The LE adds the Premium Journey package items plus 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, heated side mirrors, heated front seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery, driver memory functions, a four-way power passenger seat and wood-grain trim. The LE Navigation package (standard with the V8 model) adds a hard-drive-based navigation system, real-time traffic and 9.3 gigabytes of digital music storage. A rear-seat entertainment system is also optional for the Pathfinder LE.

performance & mpg

Two engines are offered for the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder. The 4.0-liter V6 that is standard on all but the top trim level is good for 266 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard, while both rear- and four-wheel drive are available. The four-wheel-drive system available on S and SE models is a part-time system with a shift-on-the-fly transfer case operated with a dash-mounted switch. The LE gets a full-time four-wheel-drive system. In performance testing, a 4WD Pathfinder went from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. Estimated fuel economy is 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined with rear drive and 14/20/16 with 4WD. Properly equipped, the V6 can tow 6,000 pounds.

The Pathfinder LE V8 gets a 5.6-liter V8 that produces 310 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It, too, gets a standard five-speed auto, and four-wheel drive is standard. Our tests resulted in a quick 7.0-second sprint from zero to 60 mph. Of course, this comes with a fuel economy penalty of 13/18/14 mpg. Properly equipped, the V8 model can tow 8,000 pounds.

safety

The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, front seat active head restraints, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.

In brake testing, the Pathfinder LE V8 came to a stop from 60 mph in 134 feet, which is about the norm for truck-based SUVs. In government crash tests, the Pathfinder was awarded four out of five stars for frontal crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side crash tests.

driving

With either engine, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is an impressive performer. The eight-cylinder variant smokes the Ford Explorer's V8 on the way to 60 mph by a full 2 seconds, and its automatic transmission provides perfectly timed and smooth gearshifts. The steering is surprisingly responsive and sharp, especially for an SUV of this size, giving it an almost sporty feel in traffic. However, the Pathfinder still drives more like a truck than a car-based crossover, with its heavy curb weight and pronounced body roll.

interior

Inside the Nissan Pathfinder, occupants will find an attractive cabin with excellent ergonomics. Optional amenities like navigation, Intelligent Key (keyless ignition/entry), Bluetooth and a hard-drive-based music server only add to the luxurious ambience. Front seating is quite comfortable, but the same cannot be said for the other positions. Second-row passengers will feel cramped, particularly longing for foot and shoulder room. The third row is suitable for children only, and even they will find access problematic due to the Pathfinder's high-mounted door handles and tall step-in height. The cargo space accommodates a maximum of 79 cubic feet -- typical for this class -- thanks to the ability of both rear rows to fold down flat.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder.

Be carefull
Mario, 12/15/2009
Watch out when buying Nissan. They are known for the "check engine soon" light coming on - this will cost you at least $550.
Great SUV
2010 LE 4x4 with nav, 9/18/2010
I use 87 octane gas, have had it since 8/14/10 and have not noticed any problems with using regular gas. I average @ 16 miles per gallon in the city. The ride is quiet and compliant. This is a good value for your dollar.
Steady and Reliable -
newro, 5/21/2013
My third one, had an 05, an 07 and now a '10. Love the Pathfinders. I have an LE this time so a little more plush inside. I am a contractor and use this for work so carry lots of tools and materials, no problem carrying the load. When it clean up it cleans up good. Gas mileage isnt great but other than that I can honestly say non of the Pathfinders that I have owned have ever let me down. Excellent build quality and would highly recommend. Since my original review the Pathfinder has developed a metallic chain like raspy noise. Have had it back to the dealer several times, the chief mechanic seems to be hearing impaired, he can't hear it, everyone else can. I believe it to be the timing chain or timing chain guides, from what I have been able to read, a pretty common problem. I have a gold plated extended warranty so if it breaks they fix, but, the warranty is up October of this year and only 72K miles on the truck, sadly so is this truck, I have no faith in it past that.
2010 nissan pathfinder
Hockeymom, 7/26/2010
Love the pathfinder. Have had it for 7 months. We traded in a toyota sienna, when looking for a new car, realized that we still needed the third row on occasion. I was surprised at how smooth the ride is. Not at all what I had expected. The only downsize is gas mileage. Around town get only 16 - 17 miles per gallon. On the positive side, took it up skiing and managed to get 22-23 miles per gallon.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
266 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
266 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed automatic
Gas
266 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
266 hp @ 5600 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
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • 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
    Good
  • 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 2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

The Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), S FE+ 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), LE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and LE-V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder?

Save up to $261 on one of 4 Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,981 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.8 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder S is priced between $8,981 and$10,991 with odometer readings between 107081 and115291 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder LE is priced between $11,990 and$11,990 with odometer readings between 75153 and75153 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Nissan Pathfinder SE is priced between $9,495 and$9,495 with odometer readings between 109357 and109357 miles.

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