Last post on Feb 19, 2009 at 7:05 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#32 of 49 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [fatpuppy]
Jun 03, 2007 (7:59 am)
I have 1998 Pathfinder SE with 100K. It is a very reliable car except for the gas milage. It gives about 14 in city and 18 Hwy MPG. With the incresing gas prices, I am in a dilema whether to keep it or replace with a smaller more fuel efficient car. The problem is that it will be difficult to get any money for this old car.
Is there a way to improve its fuel efficiency somehow? Or is it has average MPG? Appreciate for your advise?
#33 of 49 Premium Fuel for 2008 Pathfinder
Oct 22, 2007 (3:15 am)
I am just looking for thoughts from those of you that have a 2008 Pathfinder (or from 2005 on I guess) and how you feel about the mileage and what kind of gas you use. I currently have a 1999 Pathfinder and have been considering trading up. I like the look of the new Pathfinder, even though they have gone to a truck base. But I am surprised they recommend using premium fuel. While my '99 wasn't exactly mileage friendly, I could still deal with it, it wasn't too bad. I could also use 87 octane. Some say 93 burns slower, but is it really that noticeable? I don't want a secnd job just to pay for gas as I do drive a lot, but I really like the vehicles. Any thoughts or comments?
All the best,
#34 of 49 Re: Premium Fuel for 2008 Pathfinder [paulsed1]
Nov 04, 2007 (5:08 am)
I have a 2008 V6 4X2 LE with 1500 miles on it and according to the MPG computer I'm getting around 18MPG with mixed city/hwy driving. Straight highway with the cruise on 80mph I average 21MPG. Also, I've only put 87 octane in it. So I don't think that's too bad. Plus I LOVE my SUV!
#36 of 49 '05/'06 MPG?
Jan 01, 2008 (6:06 am)
We are considering a Pathfinder ('05/'06). What is the real world MPG? We are a family of five and need the third seat for trips.
Any other words of advice? We are also considering the Honda Pilot.
#37 of 49 Re: '05/'06 MPG? [beach4me]
Jan 14, 2008 (3:39 pm)
2007 SE Auto Pathfinder 4x4. Mostly highway, I live in South Florida = 15.2 mpg. Here to Orlando = 19 mpg. Tried regular, mid grade & premium. $3.15 - $3.50 a gallon, not impressive.
Reg. Frank R.
#38 of 49 Re: '05/'06 MPG? [frrussre]
Jan 14, 2008 (4:59 pm)
Also disappointed here. I, too, have an '07 SE. I'm averaging about 16mpg. I haven't see anything above 18mpg. And it has a terrible vibration at about 40-45mpg. Dealer test drove two others on the lot when I reported the vibration and both of those also had it. Seems to be common in this model. I wouldn't buy another one.
#39 of 49 Re: '05/'06 MPG? [zipper1google]
Jan 24, 2008 (3:50 pm)
The 08 4x4 S model I have gets about 14/15mpg on short trips and about 18/19 on the highway. I was curious if anyone here knows any good performance chips to put in that will enhance the mpg? Thanks
#40 of 49 Re: '05/'06 MPG? [zipper1google]
Jan 24, 2008 (4:34 pm)
2007 SE Automatic, 15.2 mpg with 5 mile each way (45mph) & 25 mile each way (65 mph) trips. Really bad mpg got better from my Ford Explorer V8. See my other Pathfinder posts, noisy wipers (Thump thump, backwards and forward), Tranny changing up and down Unnecessarily at 40 mph, rear end creaking on pulling away from stop, wheels vibrate after running over a bump, twig, stone in the road, rattles when closing doors. Heated sets, are hot sometimes, others warm seems to have a mind of its own. Dual temp control seems useless, put one side at 60 f the other at 80f both give out same air temp. Front passenger window, rattles when open. Rear base woofer, even on zero bass, makes intermittent booming & rattle sound.
This SUV is the worst quality I have owned, it drives like an old pick up truck instead of a semi luxury SUV. Lots of gadgets, that do not work. Dealer not interested, says all problems, normal. I can't decide if thatís Nissan's, answer or the lazy dealer. Coral Springs Nissan FL.
Reg. Frank R.
Ps. Lease has 26 months to go, wish I could get rid of it next week.
#41 of 49 NEW MODEL PATH 05
Jun 21, 2008 (7:17 pm)
same or other car makers have source to put in more or less good, but all is depends on suppliers. maybe its just suppliers they use or nothing of that list, just some manufacturers are switching between suppliers for some of that new supply may go wrong, and manufacturers don't pay responsibility to cover this its suppliers that warrantied such products which they build. all may seems not that wrong