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2018 Nissan Pathfinder

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Nissan Pathfinder highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 27 highway, 23 combined

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All Nissan Pathfinder years

New for 2018

  • The SL trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The Platinum trim now comes with 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Pathfinder details

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • DVD Video System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.2"/M 41.7"/R 30.7"

Head room

F 42.2"/M 39.4"/R 37.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

600/6000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

1. A solid base trim offering

Sure, the 2018 Pathfinder has four well-equipped trims to choose from, but there's every chance the base trim S will already tick your wish-list boxes. Standard passenger comfort takes center stage—tri-zone automatic temperature control, six USB ports, and Bluetooth® wireless technology ensure your crew is cool and connected. Driver assistance gets a boost too, particularly if you're running errands downtown as a rearview camera and automatic emergency braking are both standard features.

2. Back roads are a breeze

Take your Pathfinder out of town and it shows a whole new side to its character. This SUV can handle back roads, forest trails, and open shrubland. All 2018 Pathfinder trims offer an Intelligent 4x4 system that allows the car to respond to the road (or lack thereof) ahead. Drive in 2WD for maximum efficiency, switch up to Auto for traction capability when you need it, and then use the Locking AWD for tougher challenges like sand or mud.

3. Easy access for all ages 

Driving a seven-seat SUV means space for family and friends. The 2018 Pathfinder takes care of easy-in, easy-out seating arrangements, thanks to its EZ FLEX seating system with LATCH AND GLIDE technology. Opening on the right side, the 2018 Pathfinder has one simple latch that moves the second-row seat forwards at a tilt for maximum access space. Once seated, everyone has room to stretch out with 41.7 and 30.7 inches of legroom in the second and third row respectively.

4. Great package add-ons

Looking to treat yourself to some extra comforts? Or perhaps you've got your family in mind and want some extra entertainment options. Four themed packages are available for the 2018 Pathfinder, including an all-weather package for those cold mornings—this adds a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. The Platinum trim unlocks access to the Mobile Entertainment System Package. It has two eight-inch seatback screens that can play movies and TV favorites via DVD playback, HDMI, or a USB port.

5. An impressive capacity

If your friends are active travelers, the seven-seat 2018 Pathfinder is all set for adventurous trips. Even with a full set of passengers, you'll get 16.0 cu-ft of cargo space behind the third row. When properly equipped, the Pathfinder, with its 3.5L V6 engine, can also tow up to an estimated 6,000 pounds, which is enough for surfboards, tents, and more.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a great car for the whole family. It has a lot of power and can really get up and go. It has a lot of space and is very smooth. It has a lot of features and is very comfortable.

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Nissan Pathfinder an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Pathfinder 12th out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder trims


  • 284-hp, 259-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • View our Nissan Pathfinder S inventory



  • Includes all features available on the SV
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • View our Nissan Pathfinder SL inventory


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