Monday 10th December 2012
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If you have ever owned a Nissan Pathfinder and had to purchase any replacement parts for the vehicle then we would like to hear about it. Share your experience of the Pathfinder by writing a short review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Nissan Pathfinder Overview

The Nissan Pathfinder is classed as an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) and is produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturing company Nissan Motors. These vehicles have been in production since 1985 and fit between the Nissan Murano and Patrol in terms of size. The Pathfinder is a very capable off-road vehicle and is very spacious inside, including cabin and boot space. They can also be used as seven-seaters and are well equipped. They don’t perform so well on-road, are not very reliable and lack refinement. There are better SUV’s on the market. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Pathfinder?

Nissan Pathfinder History

The first generation (1985-95) Pathfinder is based on the platform of the Nissan pick up trucks and was designed to compete with the likes of the Isuzu Trooper and Jeep Cherokee. It had a makeover in 1990, mainly affecting the exterior parts.

The second generation (1996-2004) had a new look. It was rounder in design and was built on a different platform, moving from the body on frame to unibody style platform. In 2000 it had a makeover to interior and exterior.

The third generation (2005-12) was built on the Nissan F-Alpha platform and was the first time the Pathfinder name was used in the UK instead of the Terrano name. It was now marketed as the Pathfinder worldwide. This version had an option of three rows of seats.

The fourth generation (2012-present) is the current version on the market. It is one of the lightest vehicles of this class, which helps improve the fuel economy.

Model Types

Sport X

Fuel Economy

The Nissan Pathfinder has been available in many different engines across the years. The later versions were available as 3.5, 4.0 and 5.6L petrol and 2.5 and 3.0L diesel engines. The 2.5L diesel engine is the most economical of the available engines, offering up to 33mpg which is not bad for a vehicle of this size. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Always remember to take note of the engine size, fuel type and age of vehicle when considering fuel economy.


The later versions of the Nissan Pathfinder have been available as 5 or 6 speed manual, 5 or 7 speed automatic or CVT gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Have a look at our Nissan gearbox page where you can find Pathfinder gearbox parts at very reasonable prices.


We have Nissan Pathfinder parts here at Breakeryard. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts available for al makes and models. You will be find very cheap new and used parts here. You can either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit our Pathfinder parts page today.

Are you looking for solution to your problem parts? Check here for our Nissan Pathfinder problems page for the solution to your problem parts.