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1998 Nissan Pathfinder

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1998 XE 4x2
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Price:   -  From $23,999
1998 XE 4x4 Price:   -  From $25,999
1998 SE 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,099
1998 LE 4x2 Price:   -  From $30,449
1998 LE 4x4 Price:   -  From $32,849

Overview

If sales figures are anything to go by, Nissan understands the dynamics of the sport-utility vehicle market. It skillfully reacted to recent changes in the market by redesigning its Pathfinder for 1996. As it enters a third model year, the Nissan Pathfinder can be considered a solid success. There have been minimal alterations to standard equipment and prices have remained relatively constant. Life was simpler when the original Pathfinder was introduced. At the time, it was little more than a Nissan pickup truck with a glorified camper shell added. But it gave Nissan entry into the then-small sport-utility brigade. Competition has grown since those days, as have customer expectations. It is no longer sufficient to build a vehicle that carries people into the woods; any machine worthy of consideration nowadays has to get them in and out of the wilderness comfortably, serve as daily transportation, and look good. The current Pathfinder provides the SUV buyer with a sophisticated unit-body structure intended to be strong and quiet. The suspension was designed to handle streets and trails alike. It's equipped with all the comforts of a loaded midsize sedan along with the spaciousness of a station wagon. Getting those disparate virtues to coexist in a single vehicle is a tall order. It is an order filled, to varying degrees, by a number of SUVs. Competing in the Pathfinder's class are the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer, Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, GMC Jimmy, Chevy Blazer and Oldsmobile Bravada. Though similar in purpose, each attempts to meet customer needs in distinctive ways.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 168 HP / 196 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 19 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 168 HP / 196 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 19 / 18 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
21.1 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$81
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
85.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
93 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
178.3 "
Exterior Width
68.7 "
Exterior Height
67.1 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.5 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
31.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,675 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Chrome Styled Steel
Paint
Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Black With Chrome Insert, 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
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 And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-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
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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