Nissan Pathfinder R51
Part of Nissan Pathfinder 3.5 

Nissan Pathfinder R51 (2005-2012)

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Nissan Pathfinder R51
3.4

67 reviews

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Build Quality
3.3
Value for Money
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.7
Noise Level
3.7
Braking
3.7
Acceleration / Power
4.0
Gear Shifting
4.2
Suspension
3.7
Fuel Efficiency
3.4
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
3.3
Boot Size
4.7
Comfort
4.0
Features
3.6

Reviews

67 reviews
Dan
DanRichmond-Tweed, NSW10 posts
  R51

2010 pathfinder 12 years old, 250K & no worries at all

I felt tempted to purchase a newer Ranger, Navara, or Triton, but having looked at the reviews and hearing all the horror stories I realised there was no need. She's getting old but still a very reliable and practical vehicle. The interior and paint is holding up well. A few little things like wear and tear but nothing out ordinary or expensive. She's all stock. I love my pathfinder. So much so I will lament the day I see it go because the new stuff seems like rubbish. Show details
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Peter WA
Peter WASouth West, WA8 posts
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Robyn L.
Robyn L.
  R51

Would not have purchased any other 4x4

Purchased the car new in 2011. The 2.5 engine has just ticked over 246,000 kms. Not a single issue other than normal maintenance. The car has been set up for towing. More than half the kms used was towing vans in excess of 2.5 tons. Brilliant car. Longevity in my opinion was determined by two factors, how the car was first run in and servicing every 5000 kms for the first 100,000 kms at least. The car was remapped at 140,000 kms. Best money I have spent on the car. The car is now ten years old and still looks and runs like new. Show details
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Bhanu P.
Bhanu P.
  R51

2008 pathfinder st d2.5lt changed dpf filter and it’s came back in 2 days. full tank gives me 550kms. Worst experience

Everyday transport use to got work and come back.
Everyday car most drive to work
Every 10000kms but when I bought it’s already been serviced so I need to service my car at 150000 Show details
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Mitch
Mitch
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Goodie
GoodieHunter Region, NSW35 posts
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Teflon
TeflonManjimup2 posts
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Still going the distance

I've had my 2005 since new, now close to 300,000km only problem was replace injectors at 140,000km due to poor fuel on Mitchell Plateau and a clutch at 200,000km , but then I tow 2.2tonne off road trailer. It's been everywhere around and across Australia with no other issues. Fitted 2" lift kit and Polyair bags in rear coils and heavy duty sump guards underneath. Motor still as sweet as new. Towing 17L/100 (remember 2.2 Tonne towing) and 9L/100km not towing. Only fault is it is starting to rust around rear door

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Allworx L.
Allworx L.Melbourne4 posts
  R51

Wish they still made these

Best car I've owned so far. Long trips, short trips and towing are nothing for this car. Bought new in 2010 the ST A/T. Now with almost 200,000kms on the clock, we have struggled to find any car as robust as this, at a reasonable price. We've really had a good experience with this 4x4 compared, to three others we've owned.

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Shotang
ShotangSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  R51
FocusFan
FocusFanSouthwest, VIC39 posts
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Lareina
Lareina5 posts
  R51

My family love it

I used to have a Toyota Highlander 2 years ago and decided to trade it because my family is growing. I went to dealer and first thing they showed me was the Nissan Pathfinder I felt in love with it and decided to to buy it. I will recommend this to a big family like mine

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mig
migGreat Southern, WA38 posts
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Colin
ColinPerth2 posts
  R51

2012 Nissan Pathfinder Ti Very immpressive , so confortable , lovely to drive very economical for qu

Driving experience excellent, handles well, very little engine and wind noise a pleasure to drive.

The only dislike is the gauges and speedo are hard to see during the day with sun glasses on, night time very good, Dash board excellent, plenty of leg room, love the reversing camera and Hi Fi Sound system

Reliability excellent, running costs 9 to 10 litres per 100 kilometers range 750 until warning light comes, very economical for such a large vehicle,

Plenty of power and torque to tow my 2 tonne boat

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ryan
ryan2 posts
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ConsumerNo1
ConsumerNo1South East Queensland, QLD9 posts
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Questions & Answers

Bob H.
Bob H. · Pathfinder R51 (2005-2012)

07 Pathfinder with diesel fuel issues

How do I know if it’s the filter or the pump

Shannon A.
Shannon A.  

Suction control valves are known for giving the yd25 engines issues with fuel

Bob H.
Bob H. · Pathfinder R51 (2005-2012)

I have an 07 Pathfinder with fuel issues

How do I know if it’s the fuel pump or a fuel filter

Jan Hawkins
Jan Hawkins · Pathfinder R51 (2005-2012)

what gear do you tow a 2.5 tonne caravan with the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder STR51 (4.5L manual)

Details

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $61,557
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)AutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels20" Black Alloy18" Alloy20" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
Doors 55
Seats 1 to 81 to 7
Fuel Consumption9.9 L/100km10.5 L/100km10.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 73 L71 L71 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.5L3.5L V63.5L V6
Engine CodeVQ35DDVQ35DD
Max Power202kW @ 6400rpm202kW @ 6400rpm202kW @ 6400rpm
Max Torque340Nm @ 4800rpm340Nm @ 4800rpm340Nm @ 4800rpm
Country of ManufactureUSAJapanJapan
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,700 kg2,700 kg2,700 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,044 kg2,083 kg
Ground Clearance181 mm178 mm181 mm
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