2009 Nissan Pathfinder Values

Select a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder trim level

2009 model year changes

After its make-over last year, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder sees only minor modifications. For 2009 the Pathfinder gets more standard airbags, two new additions to the exterior color palette and a few alterations in equipment availability.

Competitive comparison

Well appointed, roomy interior; off-road and towing ability; V8 power.

Special features for 2009

With a sturdy fully boxed frame and 4-wheel drive, combined with a 4-wheel independent suspension, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder offers a good combination of serious towing, hauling, and off-roading ability while providing a competent and comfortable ride on-road. And, with the same big V8 as the full-size Armada, the mid-size Pathfinder becomes both quicker and more capable, with towing capacity now up to 7,000 pounds.


Utility 4D LE 4WD
With only minor changes after last year's lineup expansion, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder midsize SUV gets a few upgrades to its equipment packages, including auto speed-sensing locks and Bluetooth accessories. The two engine choices for the Nissan Pathfinder are a 4.0L V6 engine that pushes out 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque, or a healthy 5.6L V8 engine churning out 310 hp and 380 lb-ft, with a five-speed automatic transmission standard on both. Towing capacity is 6,000 pounds for the V6 engine and 7,000 pounds for the V8 engine. The Pathfinder is equipped with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive; however, 4WD is available on only the Pathfinder SE Off-Road and LE V8. EPA fuel economy ratings for the rear-wheel-drive V6 Pathfinders are estimated at 15 mpg city/22 mpg hwy and 17 mpg combined. The 4WD drops the EPA estimates down to 13/19/15 mpg, while the 4WD V8 Pathfinder gets 13/18/14 mpg. Standard safety equipment includes stability control, antilock disc brakes, side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags. Passenger capacity is seven adults.