Certified Pre-Owned 2011 NissanPathfinder SV 4.0 SUV

  • VIN: 5N1AR1NBXBC610558
  • Stock: 12046AG

Nissan Pathfinder
  • Certified
    167,317 miles
    Fuel Economy
    14.0/20.0 mpg City/Hwy
    Exterior Color
    Interior Color
    SUV/7 seats
    5 speed automatic
    4.0L V6 F DOHC 24V / 4 WHEEL DRIVE

    Highlighted Features

    • Automatic temperature control
    • Parking sensors
    • Front dual zone A/C
    • Speed sensitive wipers
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
    • 3rd row seats
    • Split folding rear seat
    • Remote keyless entry

    Dealer Notes


    3RD Row Seating 
    Rear Parking 
    Tow Hitch
    4.0L V6 F DOHC 24V
    2011 Nissan Pathfinder

    Nissan’s Pathfinder never kowtowed to the swoopy crossover trend and didn’t fall to the sedan-ification of SUVs like some of its competition.

    Of course, there’s a price to pay for its truck-based SUV ways: With the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder, a three-row SUV, it comes mostly in the form of reduced gas mileage and a trucklike ride that can get tiresome.

    My test Pathfinder was a Silver Edition, which celebrates the Pathfinder’s 25 years in America and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. It has a 4.0-liter V-6 and an adjustable drivetrain that allowed me to choose two-wheel drive, 4-High or 4-Low. I liked having the choice; it made me feel able to attain the high end of the Pathfinder’s EPA-estimated 14/20 mpg city/highway. Having a little control helps because the Pathfinder uses premium gas and that will get pricey.

    Even with its truck platform, the Pathfinder was comfortable on the road, but it had a stiff suspension. There was some body roll in corners, too. Overall, I liked the ride. It reminded me I was in an SUV and not a posh crossover.

    For those who like to go out and play with their truck, their toys and their kids, the Pathfinder can be a pretty good fit. It has a starting MSRP of $28,570. The price of my midlevel Pathfinder Silver Edition 4×4 was $38,485.


    The Pathfinder is rectangular to the extreme, and it has 17-inch alloy wheels, a towing hitch and rugged tubular running boards. There are no sinewy curves here.

    There are a couple hiccups, though. First off, if you want your small kids to get in this three-row SUV, you’ll have to wait until they’re taller or be ready to help them for a while because the rear-door handles sit up high. Kids will figure out a work-around eventually, but until then you’re their primary door-opener and that can get old. For adults, the Pathfinder is easy to get into, which surprised me. Because the Pathfinder looks so much like the Nissan Armada, I kept expecting to have to take a giant step to get in it. A couple of times, I took too big of a step and hit my head on the doorframe.

    The cargo area’s load floor is high, but that’s not unexpected. A double-stroller can fit in the cargo area, but parents hefting it might want to see if they can live with lifting it up really high to get in the cargo area.

    The Pathfinder has a 266-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that’s paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. A 5.6-liter V-8 engine is available on the top-of-the-line LE trim.


    Family Friendly (Not Really, Fair, Great, Excellent): Great
    Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove-On): Some


    After 25 years in the U.S. you’d think the Pathfinder would have its act together. For the most part, it does, but not across the board and some features seem like they were added to the SUV at the last minute. I was pleasantly surprised by the Pathfinder’s comfortable driver’s seat, however.

    The driver’s seat helped make up for the Pathfinder’s stiff ride. My back never ached and my legs never got tired. I wished the Pathfinder had a telescoping steering wheel, but my test car did have adjustable pedals, which helped somewhat.

    This three-row SUV’s buttons were easy to understand and use. However, there were some stereo knobs that were set apart from the rest of the controls. This seemed weird. Also, there were two power outlets on the passenger side of the center stack that seemed like afterthoughts. I know utility is the opposite of polish most of the time, but it seemed like these details were overlooked.

    In the Pathfinder, there are a lot of functional storage spaces in the front row, but the cupholders annoyed me a little. There are rubber inserts in them that stuck to most water bottles I put in them. Paper cups fared well, as did soda cans. A travel mug is the perfect fit because the Pathfinder has a niche for the handle. A nice touch.

    In the second row, things are less equipped. The cupholders are at the base of the center console’s rear, which is difficult for kids in car seats to reach, and there are pockets on the seatbacks. There was plenty of legroom, though, and the flat floor made carpool drop-offs a breeze.

    There’s also a standard third row in the Pathfinder. It’s easily accessible because the second row’s outboard seats tumble forward. If child-safety seats are in the outboard seats, kids can access the third row by folding the center portion of the 40/20/40-split second row. The third row is small. My kids, ages 7 and 9, were comfortable back there, but adults would find it uncomfortable after a short ride. Both the second and third rows fold flat.


    Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Ample
    Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Fair


    The 2011 Pathfinder received the top score of Good in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In IIHS rear and roof-strength crash tests, the Pathfinder received the second-to-lowest score of Marginal. In rollover crash tests, it received three out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    The Pathfinder has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the second row’s outboard seats. The second row is hospitable to child-safety seats — even a rear-facing infant-safety seat — despite the lower Latch anchors being wedged into the seat bight, where the back and bottom cushions meet. The seats recline, allowing a good fit for the car seats, and the tether anchors are high on the seatbacks.

    The Pathfinder has standard four-wheel drive, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, an electronic stability system with traction control, a backup camera and six airbags, including side curtains for all three rows of seats.

    Detailed Specifications

    • 1-touch down
    • 1-touch up
    • Adjustable pedals
    • Air conditioning
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Driver door bin
    • Driver vanity mirror
    • Front beverage holders
    • Front dual zone A/C
    • Garage door transmitter: HomeLink
    • Illuminated entry
    • Overhead console
    • Passenger door bin
    • Passenger vanity mirror
    • Power windows
    • Rear air conditioning
    • Rear beverage holders
    • Rear door bins
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Speed control
    • Tilt steering wheel
    • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
    • Alloy wheels
    • Four wheel independent suspension
    • Front anti-roll bar
    • Front tires: 265/65TR17.0
    • Power steering
    • Rear anti-roll bar
    • Rear tires: 265/65TR17.0
    • Speed-sensing steering
    • Wheel size: 17"
    • 1st row LCD monitors: 1
    • AM/FM radio
    • CD player
    • CD-MP3 decoder
    • Diversity antenna
    • Radio data system
    • Speakers: 6
    • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
    • 3rd row seats: split-bench
    • Front center armrest
    • Front seats: bucket
    • Leather shift knob
    • Manual driver lumbar support
    • Max seating capacity: 7
    • Power driver seat
    • Rear seat center armrest
    • Rear seats: split-bench
    • Rear seats Folding position: flip forward cushion/seatback
    • Split folding rear seat
    • Cylinder configuration: V-6
    • Drive type: four-wheel
    • Engine liters: 4.0
    • Engine location: front
    • Fuel economy city: 14mpg
    • Fuel economy highway: 20mpg
    • Fuel tank capacity: 21.1gal.
    • Horsepower: 266hp @ 5,600RPM
    • Limited slip differential: brake actuated
    • Manual-shift auto
    • Number of valves: 24
    • Recommended fuel: Premium Unleaded
    • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
    • Torque: 288 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
    • Transmission: 5 speed automatic
    • Variable intake manifold
    • Variable valve control
    • Approach angle: 29 deg
    • Departure angle: 23 deg
    • Ground clearance (min): 226mm (8.9")
    • Ramp breakover angle: 23 deg
    • Bodyside moldings
    • Bumpers: body-color
    • Door mirrors: body-color
    • Power door mirrors
    • Rear cargo: liftgate
    • Roof rack: rails only
    • Skid plates
    • Trailer hitch receiver
    • 3rd row headroom: 932mm (36.7")
    • 3rd row hiproom: 1,118mm (44.0")
    • 3rd row legroom: 714mm (28.1")
    • 3rd row shoulder room: 1,450mm (57.1")
    • Air Pollution Score (AP): 5
    • Compression ratio: 9.70 to 1
    • Curb weight: 2,168kg (4,779lbs)
    • Engine bore x stroke: 95.5mm x 91.9mm (3.76" x 3.62")
    • Engine displacement: 4.0 L
    • Engine horsepower: 266hp @ 5,600RPM
    • Engine torque: 288 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
    • Exterior body width: 1,849mm (72.8")
    • Exterior height: 1,844mm (72.6")
    • Exterior length: 4,884mm (192.3")
    • Front headroom: 1,016mm (40.0")
    • Front hiproom: 1,410mm (55.5")
    • Front legroom: 1,077mm (42.4")
    • Front shoulder room: 1,481mm (58.3")
    • GVWR: 2,773kg (6,113lbs)
    • Greenhouse Gas Score (GG): 1
    • Interior cargo volume: 467 L (17 cu.ft.)
    • Interior maximum cargo volume: 2,243 L (79 cu.ft.)
    • Passenger volume: 2,849L (100.6 cu.ft.)
    • Payload: 475kg (1,047lbs)
    • Rear headroom: 991mm (39.0")
    • Rear hiproom: 1,463mm (57.6")
    • Rear legroom: 869mm (34.2")
    • Rear shoulder room: 1,483mm (58.4")
    • Towing capacity: 2,722kg (6,000lbs)
    • Turning radius: 6.0m (19.8')
    • Wheelbase: 2,850mm (112.2")
    • Compass
    • Display: analog
    • Front fog lights
    • Front reading lights
    • Low tire pressure warning
    • Outside temperature display
    • Parking sensors: rear camera only
    • Rear reading lights
    • Rear window defroster
    • Rear window wiper
    • Speed sensitive wipers
    • Tachometer
    • Trip computer
    • Variably intermittent wipers
    • Voltmeter
    • 4 wheel disc brakes
    • ABS brakes
    • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
    • Dual front impact airbags
    • Dual front side impact airbags
    • Electronic stability
    • Ignition disable
    • Occupant sensing airbag
    • Overhead airbag
    • Panic alarm
    • Security system
    • Traction control

    KBB.com Consumer Reviews

    Kelley Blue Book - KBB.com
    Overall4.2Out of 5
    • Great Value for you Money

      By Slick RIck on Sunday, April 01, 2012

      Great reliable vehicle. Has taken the family on multiple trips without a single problem. Handles great and pretty comfortable. I would definitley recommend this year's model to anyone looking for a great and reliable SUV that doesn't drain your wallet on gas usage. The only thing that I regret is not purchasing the model with the rear AC controls and vents. Living in Florida, it gets really hot and the opptional third row seating, stays warm for a long time.
    • RUN AWAY

      By upperdecker on Friday, February 11, 2011

      Do not buy a Pathfinder made between 2005-2008. I have had nothing but trouble with mine and have seen many web-sites complaining of the same problems I have had. The major issue is the radiator cracking which lets coolant into the transmission which ruins the transmission. $6000 . Just found out I have to replace the catalytic converter. Quoted by dealership at $1750.
    • I bought it new

      By Bought It New on Saturday, February 29, 2020

      I bought my 2008 Pathfinder new in March 2009. At 80,000 miles I heard about the extended warranty due to radiator cracks causing transmission failures. I had the dealership pressure check the cooling system. When the radiator held pressure, I knew the transmission was fine so I had my mechanic replace the factory radiator with an after market. The only other things that have broken in 200,000 miles are: the heater blower motor, the air conditioning relay in the dashboard, both windshield sprayer nozzles, the factory in-dash radio, and all 4 tire pressure sensors (that was a bad design which they have changed on newer model years). Other than that, I have changed the oil (Mobile-1), put on tires and brakes, replaced the battery, and added gas. This has been the lowest maintenance cost I have ever had on a vehicle...with the highest mileage. This vehicle has been fantastic. It's reliable and just keeps going. Its styling is modern enough that it doesn't look old. I haven't had a car payment in 6 years and have no plans to get rid of it. The transmission still shifts like it's new. The seats aren't the most comfortable, so it's not the best vehicle for long trips. I once towed a Camaro (400lbs below max weight) for 200 miles without a problem. Since then, I tow 1500lbs regularly without issue (probably due to the fact that I always switch off the overdrive). I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of this vehicle.
    Some of the equipment on the vehicle may not apply.  Customer must check all equipment and option of the vehicle in person as the Dealer is not responsible for any items that are not in the vehicle.  Dealer reserve the right to change the price of the vehicle at any time without notice.

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