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You can find 150 different trims/engines for the Nissan Pathfinder and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The Pathfinder is a sport utility vehicle manufactured from 1985 onward by the Japanese car company Nissan.

It began life by sharing the current Nissan compact pickup platform, basically retrofitted with an SUV body on top of the bed.

Named Terrano outside of the USA, the first generation had a 2 door body-on frame set up and was built on a ladder-type frame. The Pathfinder was Nissan's alternative to vehicles like the Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Bronco II and the Jeep Cherokee.

Nissan introduced the four-door version in 1989 to increase its market appeal but failed to extend the wheelbase to accommodate for this. They concealed the rear door handles to retain the overall aesthetic of a 2 door. Engine variations were either a 3-liter V6 producing 143 hp or a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder capable of 106 hp.

A second generation (1995) had wildly revised styling and was built on a unibody this time, not body-on-frame. In 2002, Nissan made the decision to withdraw the Pathfinder from the Japanese market, meaning that it was only widely available in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Then the third generation came out in 2004 with the concept car unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and then the production vehicle displayed at the Northern American International Auto Show. This new model uses Nissans F-Alpha platforms and returns to the original body on frame configuration. 2008 saw a facelift in Northern America, and then 2010 for Europe.

A fifth generation carries over the unibody crossover from the fourth generation and is classed as having ‘intelligent 4x4 capabilities with 7 management settings with anti-sway trailer control.

These updated versions feature an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple car play and Android Auto. The Trim levels are S, SV, SL and Platinum, with the former two having cloth seats, and the latter two featuring leather.