Under the Hood

A 3.5-liter V-6 engine that develops 240 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque is the lone power plant. It drives a four-speed-automatic transmission; a manual gearbox is not offered.

The Pathfinder may be equipped with rear-wheel drive or a part-time four-wheel-drive system that is intended for use on slippery surfaces. The system can be engaged or disengaged at up to 50 mph by using a floor-mounted transfer-case lever. The LE 4x4 has a push-button All-Mode four-wheel-drive system that permits up to 50 percent of available torque to reach the front wheels when needed. This system can be left engaged on dry pavement.

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    All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
    All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models NISSAN recommends that towing dollies be used when towing your vehicle or place the vehicle on a flatbed truck as illustrated. Never tow AWD models with any ...

    Opener operation
    Opener operation The fuel-filler door release is located on the floor to the left of the driver’s seat. To open the fuelfiller door, push the release. To lock, close the fuel-filler door se ...

    Forward-facing child restraint installation using the seat belts
    WARNING: The three-point seat belt with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) must be used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the ALR mode will result in the child restraint not be ...