For The Nissan Pathfinder is genuinely capable in the rough and its cabin offers seven-seat versatility. Every version comes with plenty of kit.

Against It rides and handles like the pickup truck it’s based on, and compared with today’s civilised 4x4s, that’s just not good enough. The engine is noisy and inflexible, and the rear seats are only big enough for children. Resale values are weak.

Nissan Pathfinder 4x4
11 5stars

A capable off-roader that comes well equipped, but the Nissan Pathfinder feels uncultured compared with most rivals. Only worth considering if you’re after a rugged workhorse.

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There are 2 Nissan Pathfinder versions available

4x4 2.5 dCi 190 Acenta 5dr £32,945
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 2.5 dCi 190 Tekna 5dr £36,280
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

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The Nissan Pathfinder is an old-school 4x4, which means it’s great in the mud. However, this rugged nature compromises its ride and handling, so if your idea of going off-road is the supermarket car park, it’s probably best avoided.

Aside from off-road ability, the main reason for choosing a Pathfinder is practicality. It can carry seven occupants and has a massive boot when the rearmost seats are folded flat.

Nissan only offers it with one engine – a 187bhp 2.5-litre diesel – but there’s a choice of trims. Even entry-level Acenta cars come with climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and alloy wheels, and that’s the one we prefer. Tekna spec adds satellite-navigation, keyless entry, leather upholstery and cruise control, but it costs too much.

Reader test team says:

Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 2.5 dCi 190 Acenta 5dr

This is a no nonsense load lugger- with excellent fuel economy for a vehicle this size with fantastic amount of room for stuff- we bought an ex Demo…

tim boles

3 out of 5 stars

Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 2.5 dCi Acenta 5dr

Lovely car to drive looks nice, on paper the perfect 4x4. I bought mine in june 2012 it is a 2008 adventura and had 28k on the the clock. It is a…

james barrett

3 out of 5 stars

Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 2.5 dCi Tekna 5dr

True to my word I bought a second Pathfinder when I came to buying a new car. The cars are identical (apart from colour - that would be strange). MPG…

Huw Evans

4 out of 5 stars

Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 2.5 dCi S 5st 5dr

Bought in December 2008 with only 16,000 miles on the clock,registered July 2007 and now on 1st November 2011 it has only done 39,000 and I regret…

David Stevenson

1 out of 5 stars
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