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2012 Nissan Pathfinder

Tuesday, March 20th 2012. | Nissan

2012 Nissan Pathfinder special designed to the adventurer with body-on-frame construction as the truly truck. It competes better in the affordable midsize SUV class. Both powertrains V6 and V8 engines give the powerful performance as well as towing capacity up to 7,000 pounds. Experience your off-road journey with standard 4×2 plus available 4×4 and All Mode 4-Wheel Drive (4WD). Seven-passenger capacity places comfortably in its three rows of seat. But, there are some cons likes poor fuel efficient, low interior materials, and without telescope on steering wheel. This crossover which has good rear visibility offering in five level trims, entry from S, SV, Silver Edition, LE V6, and LE V8 set as the top level model of Nissan Pathfinder 2012. For a while, LE models are available later. What do you think about this crossover from Nissan USA?

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
2012 Nissan Pathfinder

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Performance

Choose the powertrain that depend on the trim level, which for V8 engine is only available for LE trim. Get 2012 Nissan Pathfinder powered by 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that produces 266-horsepower @ 5,600 rpm & 288 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. While LE V8 powered by 5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine that delivers up to 310-hp @ 5,200 rpm & 388 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm. Five-speed automatic transmission comes standard for Pathfinder S only. Then, five-speed automatic transmission with manual mode is standard for Pathfinder SV, Silver Edition, LE V6, & LE V8. The other drivetrain specification for available 4×4 (S, SV, & Silver Edition) use shift-on-the-fly 4×4 switch-operated 2-speed transfer case, while available All-Mode 4WD with 2-speed transfer case use on LE V6 & LE V8 4×4 only.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder EPA Gas Mileage Ratings

Here are the lists of 2012 Nissan Pathfinder fuel consumption (city/highway).

  • 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 4×2 V6 give 15/22 mpg
  • 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 4×4 V6 give 14/20 mpg
  • 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 4×4 V8 give 13/18 mpg

The driving conditions determine the actual mileage, so it’s probably to produces in various mileages.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Photos
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Photos

2012 Nissan Pathfinder S

Base 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S show the highlight features are 16-inch 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, body-color front bumper underguard, roof rails, dual black power outside mirrors, tow receiver hitch, manual air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, tilt steering column, rear intermittent wiper, dual sun visors with extenders, three-row seating for seven, fold-flat second & third-row seats, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar, cloth seat trim, and AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV

Next highlight features, there is 2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV equipped with 17-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, running boards & fog lights, front tow hook (4×4 only), automatic on/off headlights, fog lights, body-color side moldings, dual body–color power outside mirrors, splash guards, Information Center with 7.0″ color display, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, rear air conditioning with rear controls, dual zone automatic temperature control, power adjustable pedals, variable intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, digital compass (deleted when equipped with Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System), outside temperature display, rear reading lights, dual sun visors with extenders & dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar, fold-down front-passenger’s seat, second-row fold-down center armrest, leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob, in-dash 6-CD changer & auxiliary audio input, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control, MP3/WMA CD playback capability, and illuminated steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition

New 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition brings the highlight features, such as: 17-inch 6-spoke machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, body-color side moldings with chrome insert, heated outside mirrors, optional power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close (from Moonroof Package), Nissan Intelligent Key® keyless entry & ignition system, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 4-way power adjustable passenger’s seat, leather-appointed seats (front- & second-row), heated front seats, Digital Bose® audio system with AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer & ten speakers, Dual Media Playback, XM® Satellite Radio, and optional Nissan DVD Entertainment System (with 7.0″ monitor, DVD player with auxiliary inputs, remote control & two wireless headphones) from Nissan DVD Entertainment System Package.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Interior

2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V6

Explore the highlight features on 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V6: Variable Intake System, platinum-tipped spark plugs, 33.0 mm front stabilizer bar, 18-inch 12-spoke machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, silver front bumper underguard, roof rail crossbars, standard power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, driver’s memory system, and optional Nissan DVD Entertainment System (with 7.0″ monitor, DVD player with auxiliary inputs, remote control & two wireless headphones) from Value Package.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V8

Last, the all-new 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V8 set the highlight features from iridium-tipped spark plugs, 34.0 mm front stabilizer bar, and Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7.0″ color LCD touch-screen monitor & voice recognition.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Pictures
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Pictures

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Prices

See the MSRP starting price list of 2012 Nissan Pathfinder in each level trim.

  1. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S V6 4×2 has the starting prices at $28,940 MSRP
  2. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder S V6 4×4 has the starting prices at $30,940 MSRP
  3. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV V6 4×2 has the starting prices at $32,290 MSRP
  4. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV V6 4×4 has the starting prices at $34,290 MSRP
  5. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition V6 4×2 has the starting prices at $36,280 MSRP
  6. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition V6 4×4 has the starting prices at $38,280 MSRP
  7. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V6 4×2 V6 has the starting prices at $39,890 MSRP
  8. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V6 4×4 V6 has the starting prices at $42,090 MSRP
  9. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE V8 4×4 V6 has the starting prices at $43,620 MSRP

Discover the price detail and information at your local dealer of Nissan USA.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Competitors

Some rivals in affordable midsize SUV, includes Dodge Durango, Buick Enclave, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda CX-9, Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, Kia Sorento, Nissan Murano, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mitsubishi Outlander, and more. Just compare it according to your needs and desires as a wise buyer.


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