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Nissan Pathfinder 4 (R52) Crossover (2012-2020)

Neoscore 28%NEX score 62%

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Product Overview

Nissan Pathfinder 4 (chassis code R52) is a large crossover in production from 2012 to 2021. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.5 to 3.5 liters.
Compared to the R51 Pathfinder, the Mk4 lost V8 and became a crossover with a unibody construction. Unfortunately, Nissan continued to use horrible CVTs, which in this case became the only transmission available: considering how troublesome this unit is, it makes little sense to own this rather large and heavy vehicle after the warranty period.
Utility-minded owners will love the 2260L (80cu-ft) cargo space.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 28% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Some offroad capabilities
  • High cargo capacity
Cons
  • Horrible CVT

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good infotainment tech
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Comfortable second-row seats
Cons
  • Mediocre cabin tech
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
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Specifications

Variants:
3.5
3.5 260
3.5 260 AWD
3.5 AWD

Capacity

3.5Cargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft ~ 2251 L / 79.5 cu-ft
3.5 260Cargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft ~ 2260 L / 79.8 cu-ft
3.5 260 AWDCargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft ~ 2260 L / 79.8 cu-ft
3.5 AWDCargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft ~ 2251 L / 79.5 cu-ft
3.5Coolant Capacity
9.4 L / 9.9 qt
3.5 260Coolant Capacity
9.8 L / 10.4 qt
3.5 260 AWDCoolant Capacity
9.8 L / 10.4 qt
3.5 AWDCoolant Capacity
9.4 L / 9.9 qt
3.5Engine Oil Capacity
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
3.5 260Engine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
3.5 260 AWDEngine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
3.5 AWDEngine Oil Capacity
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
74.0 L / 19.5 gal
Passengers
7
3.5Payload
663 kg / 1462 lbs
3.5 260 AWDPayload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
3.5 AWDPayload
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle
14.7 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
16.2 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
22.3 deg
3.5Power Steering
Electric Steering
3.5 260Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
3.5 260 AWDPower Steering
Hydraulic Steering
3.5 AWDPower Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
3.5Suspension | Front
Independent, spring
3.5 260Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
3.5 260 AWDSuspension | Front
MacPherson strut
3.5 AWDSuspension | Front
Independent, spring
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
235/65 R18, 235/55 R20
Turning Circle
11.7 m / 38.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door SUV

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
178 mm / 7.0 in
3.5Size | Height
1793 mm / 70.6 in
3.5 260Size | Height
1768 mm / 69.6 in
3.5 260 AWDSize | Height
1768 mm / 69.6 in
3.5 AWDSize | Height
1793 mm / 70.6 in
3.5Size | Length
5042 mm / 198.5 in
3.5 260Size | Length
5009 mm / 197.2 in
3.5 260 AWDSize | Length
5009 mm / 197.2 in
3.5 AWDSize | Length
5042 mm / 198.5 in
3.5Size | Width
1963 mm / 77.3 in
3.5 260Size | Width
1961 mm / 77.2 in
3.5 260 AWDSize | Width
1961 mm / 77.2 in
3.5 AWDSize | Width
1963 mm / 77.3 in
Track Width | Front
1669.0 mm / 65.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1669.0 mm / 65.7 in
3.5Weight
1947.0 kg / 4292.4 lbs
3.5 260Weight
1882.0 kg / 4149.1 lbs
3.5 260 AWDWeight
1946.0 kg / 4290.2 lbs
3.5 AWDWeight
2011.0 kg / 4433.5 lbs
Wheel Size
7.5J x 18, 7.5J x 20
Wheelbase
2901 mm / 114.2 in

Performance

Coefficient Of Drag
0.34
3.5Fuel Economy
10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
3.5 260Fuel Economy
11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (highway)
3.5 260 AWDFuel Economy
12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
3.5 AWDFuel Economy
10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (highway)
3.5Towing Capacity
2722 kg / 6001 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
3.5 260Towing Capacity
2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
3.5 260 AWDTowing Capacity
2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
3.5 AWDTowing Capacity
2722 kg / 6001 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

3.5Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
3.5 260Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
3.5 260 AWDDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
3.5 AWDDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
LEV2 ULEV
3.5Engine
VQ35DD
3.5 260Engine
VQ35DE
3.5 260 AWDEngine
VQ35DE
3.5 AWDEngine
VQ35DD
Engine | Bore
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 213.5 cu-in / 3498.0 cc
3.5Engine | Power
284.0 hp / 211.8 kW @ 6400 rpm
3.5 260Engine | Power
260.0 hp / 193.9 kW @ 6400 rpm
3.5 260 AWDEngine | Power
260.0 hp / 193.9 kW @ 6400 rpm
3.5 AWDEngine | Power
284.0 hp / 211.8 kW @ 6400 rpm
Engine | Redline
6600 rpm
3.5Engine | Specific Output
81.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
3.5 260Engine | Specific Output
74.3 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
3.5 260 AWDEngine | Specific Output
74.3 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
3.5 AWDEngine | Specific Output
81.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
81.4 mm / 3.2 in
3.5Engine | Torque
351 Nm / 258.9 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
3.5 260Engine | Torque
325 Nm / 239.7 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
3.5 260 AWDEngine | Torque
325 Nm / 239.7 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
3.5 AWDEngine | Torque
351 Nm / 258.9 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
3.5Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 260Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 260 AWDEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 AWDEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Type
CVT

Production

3.5Availability
2017 ~ 2021
3.5 260Availability
2012 ~ 2016
3.5 260 AWDAvailability
2012 ~ 2016
3.5 AWDAvailability
2017 ~ 2021

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External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Nissan has done a solid job of peppering this Smyrna, Tennessee-built SUV with advanced safety features. The Pathfinder's best interior trick remains its easy tip-and-slide third-row access. Sadly, Nissan's likeable ProPilot Assist lane-centering tech is not available.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Comfortable second-row seats
  • Good infotainment tech
Cons
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Mediocre cabin tech

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition first drive review: Its roots are showing. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2019-nissan-pathfinder-preview/. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2022-05-03.

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