2012 Nissan Pathfinder Values

Select a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder trim level

2012 model year changes

The 2012 Pathfinder is virtually identical to the 2011 model. The few changes include an optional DVD package and DVD Entertainment system on the V6 Silver. A new 9.3GB hard-drive music server appears on the V6 LE.

Competitive comparison

Towing and off-roading ability; tough truck-based construction; three rows of seating; manageable size; strong, torquey engines

Special features for 2012

Nissan's truck-based sport-utility vehicle is configured for people who are planning to do real off-roading or trailer-towing. It's built with a serious body-on-frame layout and true 4-wheel drive system, so it's a tough, work-capable SUV with three rows of seating. This makes the Pathfinder Nissan's most capable vehicle.


Utility 4D LE 4WD
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder is a full-size SUV with seating for seven and a towing capacity of 7,000 lbs. The Pathfinder has two possible engine choices; a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 266 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque and a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 310 hp and 388 lb-ft of torque. The Pathfinder features shift-on-the-fly which allows the driver to transition between 2WD and 4WD. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated 14 mpg city to 22 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Transmission and drivetrain options include a standard 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic and a choice between 4WD or AWD. Features include navigation, fold-flat third row seating, dual-zone climate control, hands-free phone system, 9.3 GB hard drive, entertainment system, and rear-view monitor. Safety is comprised of six standard airbags, vehicle dynamic control, antilock braking, active brake limited slip, and electronic brake force distribution. The Pathfinder is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.