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==Year-to-year changes==
{{Vehicle
 
|title=
 
|image=[[File:95pathfinder.jpg]]
 
|classification=Compact/mid-size car
 
|bodystyle=4DR Sport Utility
 
|transmission=5-speed manual<br>4-speed automatic
 
|cylinders=6
 
|enginesize=3.0 liters
 
|horsepower=153
 
|drive=Rear-wheel drive<br>4-wheel drive
 
|mpg=15/18
 
}}
 
[[Nissan]]'s only SUV until 1999, the [[Nissan Pathfinder|Pathfinder]], was always sold as a four-door vehicle since the 1991 model year.
 
   
 
As Nissan's Pathfinder sport/utility vehicle enters 1995, its changes are mostly a juggling of trim packages. Last year's luxury-oriented LE trim package has been extended from 4-wheel drive (4x4) models to rear-wheel drive (4x2) models.
The Pathfinder was available with rear (XE only) or 4-wheel drive (XE and SE), all 4-doors and all equipped with Nissan's 3.0-liter sohc V6 engine, tuned for truck use. A specially designed intake manifold was used to optimize the engine's low- and mid-rpm pulling power, critical in off-road and trailer-towing applications. A 5-speed manual transmission was standard, with an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic as an option.
 
   
Positioned at the upper end of the compact-sport/utility market, major competitors for the Pathfinder included the [[Toyota 4Runner]], [[Mitsubishi Montero]] and the [[Isuzu Trooper]]/[[Honda Passport]] twins. Buyers looking specifically for an imported utility vehicle have ignored the [[Jeep]], [[Ford]], [[Chevrolet|Chevy]] and [[GMC]] offerings, as well as the Ford-built [[Mazda Navajo]], which was only available with 2 doors. The [[Oldsmobile Bravada]] and [[Land Rover Discovery]] were also interesting luxury alternatives.
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Positioned at the upper end of the compact-sport/utility market, the Pathfinder is available in two 4x2 models (XE and LE) plus three 4x4 models (XE, SE and LE), all 4-doors and all equipped with Nissan's 3.0-liter sohc V6 engine, tuned for truck use. A specially designed intake manifold optimizes the engine's low- and mid-rpm pulling power, which is critical in off-road and trailer-towing applications. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. An electronically controlled 4-speed automatic is optional on base and midrange models and standard on the LE.
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==Year-to-year changes==
 
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Major competitors include the Toyota 4Runner, Mitsubishi Montero and the Isuzu Trooper/Honda Passport twins. Buyers looking specifically for an imported utility vehicle will probably ignore the Jeep, Ford, Chevy and GMC offerings, as well as the Ford-built Mazda Navajo, which is only available with 2 doors. The Oldsmobile Bravada and Land Rover Discovery are interesting luxury alternatives.
===1991===
 
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Power disc/drum brakes with rear-wheel ABS were standard on most models. Popular options were grouped into four packages (XE Sport Package, Convenience Package, SE Off-Road Package and Leather Trim Package) that would allow base and midrange models to be optioned up almost to the next level.
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Power disc/drum brakes with rear-wheel ABS are standard on most models. Rear discs are standard on the 4x4 LE and optional on the SE. Popular options have been grouped into four packages (XE Sport Package, Convenience Package, SE Off-Road Package and Leather Trim Package) that allow base and midrange models to be optioned up almost to the next level.
===1994===
 
Introduced in 1994 was the LE trim level. It came with 4-wheel drive, as well as standard rear discs that were optional on all other models.
 
===1995===
 
Changes for 1995 were mostly a juggling of trim packages. The luxury-oriented LE trim package was extended from 4-wheel drive (4x4) only models to also rear-wheel drive (4x2) models.
 
 
==Retail prices==
 
==Retail prices==
 
As of April 30, 1994:
 
As of April 30, 1994:
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*'''$25,249 '''(1994 Nissan Pathfinder SE)
 
*'''$25,249 '''(1994 Nissan Pathfinder SE)
 
*'''$29,239 '''(1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE)
 
*'''$29,239 '''(1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE)
As of late 1994:
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As of early 1995:
*'''$20,589 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x2)
 
*'''$22,229 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x4)
 
*'''$26,539 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE)
 
*'''$28,059 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x2)
 
*'''$30,359 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4)
 
As of June 1, 1995:
 
 
*'''$21,549 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x2)
 
*'''$21,549 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x2)
 
*'''$23,149 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x4)
 
*'''$23,149 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x4)
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*'''$28,849 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x2)
 
*'''$28,849 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x2)
 
*'''$31,249 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4)
 
*'''$31,249 '''(1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4)
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As of January 12, 1996:
 
*'''$22,399 '''(1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x2)
 
*'''$24,399 '''(1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x4)
 
*'''$27,549 '''(1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE)
 
*'''$29,699 '''(1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x2)
 
*'''$32,129 '''(1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4)
 
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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95pathfinderxe.jpg|1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE
 
 
95pathfinder.jpg|1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE
 
95pathfinder.jpg|1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE
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95pathfinderxe.jpg|1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
[[Category:Nissan]]
 
[[Category:Nissan]]
 
[[Category:4-door SUVs]]
 
[[Category:4-door SUVs]]
[[Category:Mid-size cars]]
 
[[Category:6-cylinder vehicles]]
 
[[Category:1986 introductions]]
 
[[Category:Rear-wheel drive vehicles]]
 
[[Category:4-wheel drive vehicles]]
 

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