Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Nissan Pathfinder safety is good. In official Euro NCAP crash tests the Pathfinder was awarded four stars out of five for adult occupant protection. This is average for a large 4x4 and on par with cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander and Land Rover Discovery. All models get driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags along with ESP+ (a combination of ABS, an electronic stability programme and traction control) plus all seats have three-point seatbelts.

From late 2006 the Pathfinder also comes with hill descent control which helps it crawl down steep hills at a snail's pace.

All but the base S models come with seven seats as standard (from mid-2006 the S was replaced by Trek). These can be split/folded and transformed into a totally flat loadspace for larger or more awkward loads up to 2.8 metres long: Nissan claims there are 64 seat/load-space combinations. There are also loads of cubby spaces to make life on board easier including a double-deck glovebox, underfloor storage and storage bins in the back.

The tailgate is also split, so just the glass opens, which means you can quickly drop bags into the load area - useful in multi-storey car parks.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan Pathfinder (05-14).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Acenta equipment

Acenta standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
Acenta optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Aventura equipment

Aventura standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Aventura optional equipment
None available

Mammoth Sports Adventure equipment

Mammoth Sports Adventure standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Mammoth Sports Adventure optional equipment
None available

Platinum equipment

Platinum standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Platinum optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Sport X equipment

Sport X standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport X optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

SVE equipment

SVE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SVE optional equipment
None available

Tekna equipment

Tekna standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Tekna optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Trek equipment

Trek standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Trek optional equipment
None available

T-SPEC equipment

T-SPEC standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
T-SPEC optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

Euro NCAP Rating

The Nissan Pathfinder (05-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.