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1994 Nissan Pathfinder

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1994 XE 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $19,669
1994 XE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $21,339
1994 SE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $25,249
1994 LE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,239


Nissan's contribution to the sport utility vehicle category looks primed and ready for an off-road excursion. And for once, looks aren't deceiving. One trip off the beaten path proved to us that Nissan packed superb off-road capabilities, good overall performance, high quality and some thoughtful interior touches into our 1994 Pathfinder XE 4x4 test vehicle (LE pictured). The Pathfinder is Nissan's entry into the highly competitive midsize sport utility segment and has hummed quietly along in sales since it was introduced in 1987. Then, the Pathfinder gave off-road enthusiasts and a lot of others much to like. it was one of the first imports to bring Japanese quality and V6 power to this segment, and the vehicle competed very favorably with domestics such as the Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Explorer and Jeep Cherokee. Since the Pathfinder's debut, Ford has upgraded the Explorer greatly and Jeep has introduced the Grand Cherokee. Pathfinder has made some subtle improvements but remains substantially the same as introduced. A price advantage over the competition has largely disappeared as the Japanese yen soared against our dollar. Thus, with an MSRP of $21,099, we find it nearing the top of the class yet not quite on the cutting edge. Its looks are a little plainer than Explorer or Grand Cherokee, and it loses some on power. Still, it packs a lot of value, including amenities such as air conditioning and a premium sound system. And it has that legendary Japanese fit-and-finish, while performing strongly off- and on-road.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 153 HP / 180 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 18 / 16 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Not Available
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
Not Available
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 153 HP / 180 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 18 / 16 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
20.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
171.9 "
Exterior Width
66.5 "
Exterior Height
65.7 "
Front Headroom
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
Rear Wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
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