2012 Nissan Pathfinder Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.92/5 Average
6 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder lineup receives just a couple of tweaks including the addition of the navigation system as standard equipment on the top-of-the-line LE trim level.

  • Powerful V6 and V8 engines
  • Strong towing ability.
  • Drives like a truck.
  • Less cargo space than large crossovers
  • Cramped second- and third-row seats
  • Poor fuel economy

User Reviews:

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  • 1 Year Review - 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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    One year old with a little over 7,000 miles. No complaints and does what I need and expect it to. Driver seat leather holding up...still watching it and putting leather preservative on it monthly.

  • MPG - 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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    ...continued...Towed about 1,500 lbs. of rocks for 4 hours through the Adirondacks on Sunday and achieved an admirable 19.4 mpgs. The auto-shift is great and worked smooth going up the some of the steeper hills. Parked next to a relatively new Grand Cherokee on the ferry and the PF dwarfed it even loaded down with suitcases and the trailer.

  • 2 Year Recap - 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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    2 years old with a little under 13,000 miles. Continued happiness with the PF. Seems to be holding up and is still as solid as new. No issues as of yet (knock on wood). Replaced the headlight bulbs with super whites. Drastic improvement over stock. Let's hope it lasts, with any luck our 4 year old will be driving it, 12 years from now, of course.

  • Great Truck... - 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Awesome truck. Bought a brand-spankin' new one Wednesday night and am happy. Took the family to the beach and was impressed with the ride and gas mileage on the freeway. My only real complaint about this thing is headlights. Very hard to see, even when using the high beams. The SatNav system is awesome as well as the information display. No USB port, but aux input is there. The overall fit and finish is really nice.. and the Nissan dealer I dealt with (Jenkins Nissan) was very accommodating and professional. People complain that this thing "rides like a truck," but that's WHAT IT IS. It's meant to be tossed around and used as such. If you want an SUV that comes with a purse, go buy a CR-V.

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    Great in the snow.

  • 2 Weeks Old - 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Me again. Just used the new PF to tow crushed stone. Was able to pull 2,800 lbs. effortlessly. The truck did not sink hardly at all when the bucket loader was filling the trailer...our old '03 used to drop it's tail end so much that it looked like the rear wheels would rub. I will need to get a larger drop hitch though, as the trailer is at quite an angle coming off the 2" drop from the old rig. Stay tuned...

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