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?
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.
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.