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A 2019 Nissan Pathfinder turns a corner in the countryside, looking durable.

How long do Nissan Pathfinder models last?

When getting an SUV, you want something that lasts. Something you can rely on. Something that can take a beating and emerge intact. Preferably for year, after year, after year.

The Nissan Pathfinder offers a lot to love. It looks great and it’s loaded with excellent features. But an element less visible on the surface is its durability. How long do Nissan Pathfinder models last?

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What do drivers say about their Nissan Pathfinder?

To answer this question, we scoured the internet to find reports from customers. Our first stop was http://www.repairpal.com. On a thread asking this very question, a user named Mrbill757 described his experience.

Mrbill757 described his 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, which he bought with 100,000 miles on it and which has just passed 160,000, as, “very dependable. It’s built like a tank.” He goes on to say that, “the paint is of the best quality we’ve ever had in a car,” and, “the interior has held up well.”

Another user, dwight p, described his experience with his 1990 Nissan Pathfinder: “I purchased this vehicle in 1990 not knowing what I was in for. Being in the marines I traveled all over the country in my truck and back. Today it has 235,000 miles on it and it’s still going strong.”

If we head over to forums.nicoclub.com, we can see some more reports on the durability of the Pathfinder. User Zach7685 kicks off the thread by stating, “I was wondering how many miles you have on your [Nissan Pathfinder models]? im (sic) at 175k and running strong.”

User Reckless1 responded by saying, “I have 125,000 on my 2002 and still running strong. My brother had 180k before selling his 1998.” Chris.m weighs in, saying, “I’m at… 171,000 miles with no signs of slowing down.” Miamiheat3332 states, “133k – drive it hard at least every other day lol.” The comments go on in this vein. You get the idea.

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Reliability of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Jumping forward to the present day with the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, we see JD Power reports that the vehicle has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5. That’s a solid score. In addition, the three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty from Nissan will help keep it going on (and off) the road.


White 2019 Nissan Rogue drives through snowy hills with a mysterious container on top.

What’s new on the 2020 Nissan Rogue?

2020 Vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue

Whenever a model rolls in for the latest model year, we’re excited to see what’s changed. What additions and gadgets have been added? What styling is reworked? What new tech will be found inside?

Among crossover SUVs, the Nissan Rogue continues to stand out. As a new model has just rolled onto our lots for 2020, we find ourselves asking: what’s new on the 2020 Nissan Rogue?

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In a word, not much. There are no significant changes to the Nissan Rogue for the 2020 model year, except for the fact that the Rogue Hybrid iteration has been discontinued. The good news is that this means the machine retains its muscular looks, modern technology, and supremely healthy array of active safety.

The 2020 Nissan Rogue still has one of the best fuel economy ratings among compact SUVs: it gets up to 33 miles-per-gallon on the highway when using front-wheel drive. It’s shockingly well-rounded, and its cargo area is still the versatile cavern that acolytes swear by.

A single powertrain still powers every trim of the Nissan Rogue for 2020: a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that pumps out 170-horsepower. This engine is happily wedded to a continuously variable automatic transmission.

When will the Nissan Rogue be redesigned?

It’s widely believed that a redesign of the Nissan Rogue will be released for the 2021 model year. It will likely hit dealerships around the end of 2020. A prototype of the next-generation Rogue has been spotted that appears to have taken strong influence from the 2018 Nissan Xmotion concept vehicle.

Though the current Nissan Rogue is still a great value and a top seller, it remains part of the second Rogue generation that was introduced back in 2014. It was, however, updated and refreshed for 2017, the benefits of which carry onward into the current year’s model.

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Interior view of a man driving a 2020 Nissan Altima on a highway.

What song is in the commercial for the 2020 Nissan Altima?

While we’re definitely excited about the 2020 Nissan Altima itself, one of our favorite things about a new model year might be a bit surprising- the new commercials! Nissan always does a great job on its advertisements, and particularly has a knack for choosing catchy songs that we just can’t get out of our heads. What songs are in the 2020 Nissan Altima commercials?

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The songs in the commercials for the 2020 Nissan Altima are “Level Up,” by Ciara, and “Play My Game,” by The Donnas.

2020 Nissan Altima Commercial #1: “Impossibly Smart”

The first commercial we’d like to look at is dubbed “Impossibly Smart.” This one features the song, “Level Up,” by Ciara. Though originally debuted for the 2019 Nissan Altima, the commercial has been updated to advertise the 2020 model.

“Impossibly Smart” highlights the intelligent driver-assistance technology that’s found on the 2020 Nissan Altima. We see a woman using ProPILOT Assist to cruise easily in a lane, as the vehicle keeps a set distance behind other traffic and then begins to itself speed up while staying centered. As an incoming call from her husband is displayed conveniently on the infotainment screen, the woman looks in the rearview mirror and smiles at her daughter, who is safely buckled in a child seat in back.

2020 Nissan Altima Commercial #2: “Surround Yourself with Protection”

The second 2020 Altima commercial that prominently features music utilizes the song, “Play My Game,” by The Donnas. The commercial begins with a group competing in a roller derby. The formation that they skate in is a visual representation of the protective ring of smart safety tech that exists on the 2020 Nissan Altima.

Specifically, this is a reference to the available Safety Shield 360 technology, which forms a part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility philosophy. These systems bring awareness and assistance to the driver, helping to usher in the future of driving.

While the “Surround Yourself with Protection” commercial is unfortunately not on Youtube, you can watch it here. 

Red 2019 Nissan Sentra turns a corner on a city street.

Where can I find special offers on new sedans on the Delmarva peninsula in fall 2019?

Buying a new sedan is exciting, but it can often be pricey. That’s why it’s good to look for deals wherever you can find them. Where can you currently find incentives on new sedans in Salisbury, MD?

Incentives on New Sedans Fall 2019 in Salisbury, MD

Here at Pohanka Nissan, we’re happily offering a variety of incentives on new sedans throughout the tail end of 2019. Part of the reason is we need to clear some space on our lot for the new 2020 models on their way, and part of the reason is we just love giving you all great deals! Check out the full, up-to-date list of our new sedan offers through the link below.

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Nissan already makes some of the most value-infused sedans in the business, so getting one on-sale is a double whammy (in a good way). Current sedan specials include both 2019 and 2020 model year vehicles such as the Altima, Sentra, and Maxima.

Deals on Nissan Sentra and Nissan Altima

The fully-redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima is one vehicle that shoppers can find great deals on at Pohanka Nissan. This beloved car is praised for its comfortable seats and full available suite of semi-automated driving features. It is also blessed with a new engine that beautifully weds power to its longtime nemesis, efficiency. Examples of our current offers include a 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, which has a starting MSRP of $34,750, getting knocked down to $26,952. That’s nearly an $8,000 discount!

Another much-loved sedan from Nissan is the Sentra. The 2019 model gets a larger standard touchscreen and the availability of the highly sought-after Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity systems. It’s praised for its spacious seats, large trunk, and user-friendly infotainment system. Discounts on the 2019 Sentra from Pohanka Nissan range from $2,000 to about $2,500 below the MSRP.


Red 2019 Nissan Altima drives with the backdrop of an orange sunset.

How many airbags are in the 2020 Altima?

Airbags in the 2020 Nissan Altima

The 2020 Nissan Altima further refines the fully redesigned 2019 model that brought a big upgrade to the popular line. The sedan continues to be acclaimed for its array of cutting-edge features, excessively comfortable seats, and engine that weds both power and efficiency.

It also continues to keep driver and passenger secure with modern safety features. Though they don’t get the spotlight as often as the latest computerized lifesaving gizmos, airbags remain a central element of the automotive safety experience. How many airbags does the 2020 Nissan Altima have?

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The 2020 Nissan Altima comes with ten standard air bags. Together, they comprise the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System, which includes:

  • Dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors.
  • Driver and front-passenger knee-mounted air bags
  • Front and rear seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor

Altogether, this suite of airbags combines to keep occupants of the 2020 Nissan Altima as cushioned as possible in the event of a collision.

Safety Features of the 2020 Nissan Altima

Other safety features in the 2020 Nissan Altima go by intriguing acronyms like VDC, TCS, and ABS. Read on to find out not only what these acronyms stand for, but what they do.

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC): When oversteer or understeer are detected, the Vehicle Dynamic Control feature makes the smart choice to reduce engine power and apply brake pressure to specific wheels to help the driver deal with it.
  • Traction Control System (TCS): When troublesome wheelspin occurs, the Traction Control System responds instantly by helping to reduce the throttle. This allows the driver to regain available traction and maintain control.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): If the driver needs to slam on the brakes, ABS pumps the brakes rapidly to prevent the wheels from locking. This allows the driver to maintain steering control and better avoid obstacles.
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution: This feature doesn’t get a cool acronym (and for some reason “force” is not capitalized), but we still need to give it credit. This advanced braking system sends extra force to the rear brakes when there’s additional weight in the vehicle.
  • Brake Assist: If a hard-braking situation is detected, Brake Assist helps apply maximum braking force.
  • LATCH System: Nissan wants to keep your kids safe too. The LATCH system allows LATCH-compatible child restraints in the back seat to be secured without the need for seat belts or a locking clip. Check out the Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide for a list of child seats that fit in the rear of Nissan vehicles, along with hot tips on correct installation.