2016 Nissan Pathfinder Review

2016 Nissan Pathfinder S

Serving New Rochelle, Yonkers, and Mt. Vernon, NY

999891-200 How Much Does the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Cost?

The starting MSRP of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is $25,660*

535277-200 How Many MPG Does the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Get?

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is capable of achieving 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. **

Base Engine

1186970-200 3.5 L  V6


 black-gauge 260 HP

MPG (City/Hwy)

Gauge2 20 / 27**


Transmission-Image CVT Auto


Torque 240 lb-ft

black-gauge Performance

The engine on the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is the VQ35DE, a 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 that provides 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Bolted to the engine is Nissan’s brand of continuously variable transmission, which is aptly named Xtronic CVT®. By eliminating gear shifting altogether, the CVT provides improved fuel efficiency, which peaks at 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Pathfinder, but you can opt for a four-wheel drivetrain (4WD), especially if you are planning to use it a lot in the great outdoors. Plus, the 4WD comes with hill descent control, which eliminates the need to apply the brakes when going down a hill.

Interior-image Interior

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is designed as a midsize crossover SUV with three rows of seats that accommodate up to seven occupants. Interior space is very impressive: 157.8 cubic feet for passenger volume and up to 80 cubic feet of cargo space (with the second- and third-row seats down). If you upgrade from the base-level to the SV, Nissan adds 8-way power adjustability on the driver’s seat. Moving from the SV to the SL introduces luxury touches and more conveniences, such as wood-tone trim, power lumbar support and memory system on the driver’s seat, 4-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat, and heating capability on the first- and second-row seats. The Platinum tops the other three Pathfinder variants with its first- and second-row cooling capability and steering-wheel memory system.

Features-Clipboard Features

Standard comfort and convenience on the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder start off with features like remote keyless entry, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, push-button engine start, tri-zone automatic climate control, an Advanced Drive-Assist display screen, and a six-speaker system. Upper-level trims are more likely to get additions or options like Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a universal transceiver for remote-controlling garage doors, proximity key capability, and a remote vehicle start system.


In the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder, auto crash protection is provided by front impact airbags that face the driver and front passenger, side impact airbags that are installed on the front seats, and side curtain airbags that flank all rows of seats from the roof. The Pathfinder also has a rear-view camera for monitoring the vehicle’s direction when in reverse, electronic vehicle stability with traction control for optimal performance in any driving condition or road surface, and all-wheel disc brakes with ABS for quick and efficient stopping ability. The SL and Platinum in particular get additional rear cross traffic alert and blind spot warning systems. And the Platinum in particular replaces the regular rear-view camera with an Around View one for a more expansive visual perspective.

Debuting in 1985, the Nissan Pathfinder has taken full advantage of its comparatively lengthy existence as an SUV. With time, Nissan has refined it as a vehicle with the expected ample interior space of an SUV, while possessing the fuel economy and handling expected from a smaller vehicle. With the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder, the nameplate is firmly in its fourth production cycle, with no major changes. The vehicle is split into S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims.

Ready to give the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder a shot? At our Nissan dealership, we proudly serve not just residents of New Rochelle, but also those in Long Island, White Plains, and Yonkers. To set up an appointment today, give us a call today.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.