The quality-built 2003 Nissan Pathfinder is roomy, comfortable,
and capable of holding an astounding amount of cargo. Like
most midsize SUVs, it is a 4-door wagon, and seats five.
Available in either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, it
is the vehicle to have when traveling distances as it admits
little to no road noise.
The 2003 Nissan Pathfinder comes in the SE or LE models.
Both are available as either 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive,
and both have automatic transmission. The options packages
include the Leather Package for the SE models, and the Dynamic
Control Package for both the SE and LE.
Cruise control, a digital clock, air conditioning, and remote
keyless entry are all standard on both Pathfinder models.
The folding rear seat is extremely useful for accommodating
additional cargo. Also standard are the leather-wrapped
tilt steering wheel, heated power mirrors, a tachometer,
and front bucket seats. Additional standard features available
in the LE include automatic climate control, leather upholstery,
a compass, an outside temperature indicator, illuminated
visor mirrors, and a Bose AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc
The 2003 Nissan Pathfinder has a number of attractive exterior
features. These include automatic headlights, a roof rack,
rear privacy glass, and tubular step rails. There are also
alloy wheels, and conveniently placed tow hooks on both
models. The LE also has running boards and a power sunroof
as standard features. A tow hitch is a popular option on
this versatile SUV.
The 2003 Nissan Pathfinder's 3.5-litre dohc V6 engine offers
the following performance: 240 hp at 6000 rpm, and 265 lbs-ft
of torque at 3200 rpm. It comes with 4-speed automatic transmission.
Both the 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive systems include
low-range gearing. A taut suspension means the Pathfinder
steers and corners well.
Safety and Security
For 2003, Nissan offers front side airbags, and curtain
side airbags in both Pathfinder models: optional in the
SE, and standard in the LE. The curtain side airbags are
particularly welcome, since they are designed to protect
both front and rear seats. Dual front airbags of course
continue to be standard in both models. Anti-lock brakes
are also standard features in both the SE and the LE.
An anti-skid/traction control system is available as an
option for the Pathfinder. LATCH-system child-seat anchors
are now included in all models, as is a theft-deterrent
system. Fog lights are included among the LE model's array
of standard features.
2003 Nissan Pathfinder Highlights
front end sheet metal from the A-pillar forward, featuring
a hood with a milled off front edge appearance,
styling includes a smooth tailgate with finisher,
rear bumper, combination lights and black privacy
titanium-colored roof rack with integrated air dam
on SE model
exterior colors Crystal Blue, Burnt Copper,
Sunlit Sand, Polished Pewter
DOHC V6 aluminum block engine producing 240 horsepower
and 265 lb-ft of torque; 100,000-mile tune-up interval
of rear-wheel drive, part-time shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel
drive with 2-speed transfer case (SE) or push button
All-Mode 4WD system (LE only)
Dynamic Control Package includes Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) with Traction Control and tire pressure monitor
16-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels on SE, standard
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels on LE
front disc/rear drum brakes with standard 4-wheel/3-channel/4-sensor
steering wheel with new Nissan badge, new electronic
remote rear hatch release
leather-appointed seats on LE and wood-trimmed center
interior accents on SE
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System with DVD or video
cassette player and ceiling-mounted flip-down monitor
integrated satellite radio with choice of XM or Sirius
front supplemental air bags, front seat belts with
pretensioners and load limiters
front seat side-impact and side curtain supplemental
impact air bags (standard on LE)
child seat anchor system
Security System with Immobilizer and remote keyless
a Free Price Quote on a Nissan Pathfinder.
2.5L DOHC I4
126 @ 6,000
165 @ 6,000
1.8L auto: 28/35
1.8L man.: 28/36
2.5L auto: 23/28