The Pathfinder is essentially unchanged since 1996, evolutionary improvements over the years made it quicker, quieter and more capable. But a tight cabin and a so-so ride remained significant drawbacks for this version of the Nissan SUV. While most models have a part-time-only four-wheel-drive system, a selectable full-time system is now standard on the LE.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Great running engine at 230000 mi Exterior finish still great"

STEPHEN K., TX (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"Acceleration is good. Steering feedback could be better. Original Bose 6 CD changer failed twice. Later found that the CD changer was not made by Bose."

ROBERT N., CA (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"considering year, seats and controls are comfortable and functional"

Anonymous, AB (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"It was a gift"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"Still a great running suv. Interior has held up very well. Overall mechanical and electrical still working great. Finally had to replace rear axial seals at 230000 miles Great size for loading/hauling bikes and kayaks."

STEPHEN K., TX (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"Back in 2001, it had a lot to offer for the price. Durability has been very good."

ROBERT N., CA (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"Excellent reliability in this vehicle built in Japan."

JOHN R., NM (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"I bought this car used with very low mileage. This vehicle was purchased as a second vehicle to tow a small trailer, use for long trips, transport bulk items, transport items on roof rack. It also is a vehicle that rides well is easy to get in and out of and you feel safe driving. I also only have 78000 miles on it and plan to keep it as a full functioning truck/utility vehicle."

PETER C., NC (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"i purchased this to be a unit i could use off road and not worry about damaging the body. found it to be something that was nice enough to become my daily driver."

Anonymous, AB (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)

"I got it for free from my dad"

JOHN M., WI (2001 Nissan Pathfinder)
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