2010 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews
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Loved It Enough To Buy Another — The pathfinder LE provides interior luxury and features combined with off-road capability for thousands less than the competition. I think the interior looks better than the 4 runner. I've owned two from 2009-2015 and have had no issues with either. One was a 2005 and the current one is a 2010. I have changed the oil, replaced brakes and battery on the '05 and changed oil on the '10. No problems at all. Other people have had issues with the coolant leaking into the radiator so that's something to be aware of. Nissan has extended the warranty for certain model years. For example, my 2010 pathfinder LE has 41K mi and is warrantied up to 8 years/80K (here is the link) http://www.nissanassist.com/web/Radiator/faqs.php?menu=22 I researched vehicles forever trying to find the best value in a 7 passenger vehicle with good looks and off-road capability. The two best (IMO) are the Nissan Pathfinder and the Land Rover LR3. The pathfinder is my wife's and I'm now looking for an LR3.
Primary Use: Family transportation
Pros: Best balance between off-road capability and family transport. LE provides a lot of luxury with rugged exterior looks.
Cons: Third row seats are a little cramped
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Good Value For What You Buy, Not Ideal For City Driving — Purchased this 2 years ago, put about 20k miles on it, including many road trips (Pittsburgh to Florida, Virginia, Niagara Falls New York, Washington DC...). Used to pull my dirtbike on a trailer and a rail, no issues. I would say the biggest disappointment is the gas mileage...Highway is 18.4 at best, and in town can dip into the 11's...horrible. On the plus side, it's been very reliable, stops very well, packs a ton of stuff (3rd row down or up), and has a nice sound system.
Primary Use: Family transportation
Pros: Tons of room, tows a 5x8 trailer with ease, can hold 7 people (including some little kids) in comfort, roof rack
Cons: horrible handling in choppy corners, missing a sixth gear, can't stream music through bluetooth, noisy engine, 4x4 makes tight steering difficult
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I Just Love The Look Of The Pathfinder And Love Driving It — I had a bad experience with the dealer who sold it to me, otherwise, had owned a 2005 pathfinder that I gave to my son and his new family - and we both love them - the cargo area is great - back seats are good for kids - love that the 2010 has a backseat air conditioner - which is much needed in Texas in summer
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Pros: High seat - feels like driving a truck - can put all of the seats down so can haul a lot if you're a home depot do-it-yourselfer like I am
Cons: a little bit of a rough ride -
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Love It — I can haul a ton of stuff around, it has great pickup and go. We mainly use it as our long trip car for its great feel when driving. A little hard to maneuver into small parking stalls, but great for traveling.
Primary Use: Family transportation
Pros: Great for hauling things, I've fit some amazing things in the cargo area!
Cons: A Little hard to maneuver.
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2010 Nissan Pathfinder LE V6 Review
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HandlingRanked 2010 Jeep Commander Sport worse.
"The ride is stiffer and more stable in rougher roads. Greater acceleration and much better in faster turns."
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"The interiors of the Jeep Commander are way more ample and accessible."
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2010 Nissan Pathfinder Review
vs2010 Jeep Commander
2010 Nissan Pathfinder winning categories:
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- Would Buy
Family CarRanked 2010 Jeep Commander better.
ValueRanked 2010 Jeep Commander worse.
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Used Nissan Pathfinder review: 2005-2015
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 2005-2015 Nissan Pathfinder as a used buy.
Nissan Pathfinder has had a mixed career in Australia since it arrived in 1986 as a tough, two-door 4WD wagon based on the Navara pickup. Then in 1995 Pathfinder became more of a soft-roader than 4WD. To cause further confusion, the Pathfinder from July 2005, has reverted to a full chassis for added toughness and is again virtually a Navara with a different back end. The direction changed yet again in 2013 when Pathfinder became a very large softroader.
We will begin this used-car review with the third generation Pathfinder as the others are getting on in years and some may have passed their use-buy date.
The 2005 Nissan Pathfinder is significantly larger than the previous ones and has seating that's good for four adults, five without too much leg rubbing. Headroom is good and the front seats are well shaped. The rear bench seat is reasonably spacious. Boot space is large and easy to load. Comfort is okay, but there's little doubt it's a body-on-chassis off-roader.
The gen-three Pathfinder uses a big 4.0-litre V6 that has plenty of grunt. The 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel has a handy 400 Nm. Its introduction coincided with the start of fuel price rises so it's no surprise that many buyers have opted for this oil burner option.
This Pathfinder has low range and uses an electronically-controlled "All Mode 4x4" system. The five-speed automatic transmission works well with this. Manual over-rides are available for those who like to change gears themselves. Diesels have the option of a six-speed manual gearbox.Petrol-powered models are auto only.
The interior of this biggest ever Pathfinder is spacious and practical.
Yet again, Nissan changed direction with the fourth generation Pathfinder, introduced in November 2013. It became a very-large seven-seat suburban SUV with only mild dirt road capacity. No more body-on-chassis, this Pathfinder is again a monocoque, with all that means in the way of increased comfort and a quieter interior.
The interior of this biggest ever Pathfinder is spacious and practical. The two-seat third row is relatively easy to access through large side doors although as usual children are the preferred occupants.
Gen-four offers the choice of two-wheel drive, though all-wheel-drives have been the more popular sellers. All have a 190 kW 3.5-litre petrol V6 and continuously variable transmission (CVT). There is no option of diesel power.
Those looking for something really unusual can even buy a supercharged-petrol/electric hybrid Nissan Pathfinder that went on sale in August 2014.
Handling is okay for an SUV, but certainly not to car standards in all Pathfinders. They are safe enough even if driven moderately hard and will attempt to look after silly drivers by way of stability control and ABS brakes. Don't test these for yourself, though.
Nissan's dealer network is widespread with spare parts, repairs and servicing available in most areas, even in some pretty remote locations.
Experienced home mechanics can do a fair bit of their own work. There's plenty of underbonnet and under-car space. Leave the safety items to qualified mechanics, please.
Insurance isn't usually over expensive as befits a vehicle that is seldom driven hard.
What to look for
Engines should start reasonably fast, though the older diesels aren't in the same class as the very latest units.
Gearboxes are generally tough, but try some fast gearchanges from third to second and feel and listen for worn synchros.
Off-road use, such as at the beach, can also lead to damaged cabins, check carpets and seats in particular.
Automatic transmissions should be smooth and quiet in operation and not have too long a delay when going into Drive from Neutral.
Interior condition is important as rumbustious kids can create havoc. Off-road use, such as at the beach, can also lead to damaged cabins, check carpets and seats in particular.
Look for damage to the protection plates, the sill panels and the underneath of the bumper-bar corners. These are signs of hard off-road driving and are much more likely in gen-three Pathfinders than the fourth generation.
Pathfinders that have been in severe off-road situations really do require a professional inspection.
2010 Nissan Pathfinder
$27,540 - $42,300MSRP / Window Sticker Price
|MPG||15 City / 22 Hwy|
|Transmission||5-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||266 @ 5600 rpm|
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2010 Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder is among the few SUVs available today that offers real off-road capability. We've driven over some extremely rugged terrain in Pathfinders, including off-road test tracks, and it's in the same capability class as the Toyota 4Runner, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Land Rover LR4.
The 2010 Pathfinder comes with a superb V6 engine and we highly recommend it. Pathfinder is also available with the 5.6-liter V8 engine from the Titan full-size pickup, with 310 horsepower.
Built like a truck and practically unstoppable, the Pathfinder is a seven-passenger mid-size SUV for those who require a genuine truck yet still want style and comfort during the week.
If your off-road driving consists of graded dirt roads, you desire all-wheel drive for bad weather, or tow something as light as personal watercraft, Nissan's Murano crossover will likely do the job. But if your path has tree stumps, rocks, ruts or mud, or if your boat or trailer weighs a couple of tons the Pathfinder may fit.
Yet the Pathfinder offers good handling on the road. With its independent rear suspension and large tires, the Pathfinder rides well and the rack-and-pinion steering works precisely and turns tighter than many mid-size sedans. The Pathfinder will fit easily in garages and standard parking spaces. Also, the Pathfinder doesn't require a climb to get into. Once inside, the driver and passenger are treated to luxurious accommodations and a plethora of convenience features.
The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder V6 is offered in three trim levels and with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The V8 engine is available only in the top-level Pathfinder LE trim and only with four-wheel drive.
Pathfinder S ($27,440) includes a 4.0-liter V6, five-speed automatic, cloth upholstery, air conditioning with rear seat ducts, power windows and locks, cruise control, immobilizer, 40/20/40 reclining middle-row and 50/50 third-row that both fold flat, active front head restraints, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rack side rails, rear wiper, rear glass and hatch opening, four map lights, seven assist grips, CD player, extendable visors with illuminated mirrors, and twelve cargo area tie-down points. It's also available with 4WD ($29,440).
Pathfinder SE ($30,610) adds an eight-way power driver seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, fold-flat front passenger seat, power adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control and rear air, fog lamps, leather wheel (with audio controls) and shifter, running boards, body-color power mirrors, 6CD satellite-ready sound, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The SE is available with 4WD ($32,610). The SE Premium Journey Package ($3,050) adds automatic on/off headlights, HomeLink universal transceiver, auto dimming rearview mirror with compass, 17-inch machined alloy wheels, rearview monitor, roof rack crossbars, Bose AM/FM/6CD audio system with 10 speakers including subwoofer, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, and Nissan Intelligent Key.
Pathfinder LE ($36,910) comes with leather upholstery (except the third row) and woodgrain trim, driver memory system, moonroof, heated steering wheel/front seats/mirrors, and the entire contents for the SE Premium Journey Package, plus an upgrade to 18-inch machined alloy wheels. LE 4WD ($39,110) features a more sophisticated All-Mode system with an electronically controlled transfer case. The LE V8 4WD ($42,160) upgrades further to Nissan's XN All-Mode full-time 4WD. HDD Navigation, which includes a 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive, is standard on LE V8 and optional on LE V6 ($1,850). Optional on all LE models is a DVD entertainment system with seven-inch color monitor and two wireless headphones for rear-seat passengers.
Safety features on all Pathfinders include VDC electronic stability control, tire pressure monitors and ABS. Front airbags, front side-impact airbags (for torso protection) and full-length side-curtain airbags (for head protection) are also standard.
Pathfinder's exterior styling has become familiar, yet remains striking, with its prominent nose and smooth panels showing a near total absence of superfluous character lines. The large fender arches are integral with the sheetmetal and set off by indentations around their periphery to promote the muscular attitude.
The clean nose sweeping into the front arches reminds of a Dodge Nitro, but Pathfinder's minimal overhangs, angular edges, semi-concealed rear door handles and vertical hatch maintain its roots as a genuine off-road worthy four-wheel drive.
Side steps (on all but the base S) are well-integrated and allow easier entry/exit for shorter occupants without dirtying trouser cuffs of taller riders, the roof rack mounts are open at the ends for hand-holds and securing of cargo (the non-skid surface on rear bumper and side steps helps, too), and the aft-angled rear doors simplify access to the third-row seats.
Stylish wheels have always been a part of Pathfinder and the wheels on our example were no different, with machined spokes and painted backgrounds, all clear-coated.
Just a few mid-size SUVs remain with a combination of a truck-style frame and independent rear suspension (IRS), and not many can compete with the Pathfinder when the going gets rough. Look underneath a Pathfinder and you'll find steel, and lots of it: a fully boxed frame, steel suspension arms, plenty of bracing, and all the important bits tucked up out of harm's way. Despite a V8 underhood there is still sufficient space for do-it-yourself maintenance or quick belt replacement. Among the few vehicles that can compete with the Nissan Pathfinder off road: Toyota 4Runner, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Land Rover LR4.
Since it's based on a truck and not a minivan, the mid-size Pathfinder won't have the room of the minivan. But inch-by-inch it's an efficient layout. Third-row room is more comfortable than the numbers suggest and better than many longer three-row SUVs such as the Jeep Commander that use a solid rear axle. And unlike the sloping hatch of many crossovers, the Pathfinder's upright hatch doesn't impinge on cargo room and sheds snow and ice much better.
Jump into a Pathfinder and you are greeted by luxurious perforated heated leather front seats, mercurial-looking pewter console trim, and a central control area that appears capable of landing an aircraft.
It's a style that impresses the eyes without adding confusion. Interior room is typical of a mid-size SUV, with legroom diminishing as you head rearward.
Front seats provide support and a good view all around, though a few may complain about the thick pillar just behind the driver's door. A tilt steering wheel complements adjustable pedals for a wide range of driver positions and sizes. Steering column stalks are nicely positioned and damped and logically laid out.
Materials appear well-crafted and chosen, with easy-clean surfaces on the indented door panels. The shifter would feel at home in an expensive luxury car, though we would prefer the shifter on the left side of the console rather than the far side. The central screen displays images from the rearview camera whenever you shift into Reverse, a feature that's available even if you don't order the optional navigation system. Two gloveboxes are provided, and one of them locks.
A bank of white-on-black switchgear for audio and climate falls mid-pack for intuitiveness (non-navi models have two adjacent Back buttons) yet is quickly mastered. In a system more manufacturers should consider, radio stations are memorized in three lettered groups and not by AM, FM, or XM, so you can mix and match bands as you choose. That's much better for switching among your favorites.
The second row seats three, with only a modest bulge in the center floor and scalloped front seatbacks for more knee room. With full roll-down windows and overhead AC ducting (controlled from front or back, driver's choice) there's no claustrophobia, partial recline improves comfort, and third row riders have a good view and their own vents. Every rear seat has an adjustable headrest that keeps a low profile and, unless there's a center passenger, the view through the well-swept deep rear window is preserved for the driver. Each section of the middle row folds individually, and a simple latch pull pops the outer seats forward for third row access.
The third row is split 50/50 and raised or dropped with one touch from the cargo area. You can put small adults back there because of the low floor line, or if you want the skis indoors, fold the left side seats and sit on the right.
Cargo space is moderate when all three rows are up but expands exponentially as seatbacks drop. There are small netted pockets to the left and in the hatch (along with the first aid kit), a full-width grocery net, room for some small gear or your personal effects under the floor, a rubberized deck material for fast clean-up, and tie-down points in the floor, sides, and roof to restrain anything you load. A side benefit of the independent rear suspension is a load floor just 30 inches from the ground, and the hatch glass can be opened separately for tossing lighter stuff in.
The invigorating drive that characterized the first Pathfinders remains, it's just been refined without giving up the performance the Pathfinder-faithful crave, both on trail and on highway.
Nissan's 4-liter V6 is a proven performer and award winner, similar to the engine used in the 370Z, G37, and every moderate-size Nissan and Infiniti sedan. Properly tuned for truck use by favoring torque over horsepower, it makes 266 hp and 288 pound-feet of torque here, about the same as some domestic V8s, and is more than capable of propelling the Pathfinder with verve, smoothness, efficiency (bearing in mind these are 2.5-ton trucks, on big tires, etc.) and noise only when you get on it. In short, the V6 is a great engine and we recommend it highly.
However, a V8 is offered for Pathfinder owners who want to tow or to make the power statement. This is a walk softly and carry a big stick kind of statement.
Stolen right from the Titan and Armada, the 5.6-liter V8 purrs quietly in the background until the reins are let go and all 310 hp and 388 pound-feet of torque come on line. These numbers obliterate most in the mid-size frame-and-body SUV class and any with IRS, and with the five-speed automatic ideally matched the Pathfinder goes quickly, right now. Of course there is a penalty with EPA numbers of 13/18 mpg City/Highway for a 4WD V8, but our example bettered 17 mpg in mixed use. For a 5,000-pound four-wheel-drive, that's quite competitive.
Genuine 4WD SUVs don't typically deliver the utmost in cornering prowess because the required responses and tires are often contradictory to off-highway traction. Just because a Pathfinder has the same 50/50 weight distribution of a BMW doesn't mean it changes directions like one; conversely, if a BMW tried to follow a Pathfinder down a rocky trail, it would soon come to a grinding halt. However, trail tuning and four-wheel drive do often deliver a surprisingly soft ride on pavement (relative to the truck-based design and aggressive tire tread), especially on pot-holed, frost-heaved or otherwise neglected roads. Body/frame isolation is good and with big tires with big sidewalls, small impacts like lane-divider dots tend to imperceptibility.
A V8 lifts the tow rating from the V6's 6,000 pounds to 7,000. We didn't test that but would recommend a different vehicle for trailers over 5,000 pounds.
We did manage to fully load a Pathfinder and found the rear suspension touched the bump stops a bit earlier, as expected, yet composure remained stable and not one of the passengers complained about the ride.
The steering wheel is answered promptly and thick anti-roll bars minimize body roll (lean) without limiting the axle articulation desired for off-road use; there are vehicles that use more sophisticated devices for the best of both worlds but they cost much, much more than a Pathfinder and frequently will get no farther down the trail. If you've ever driven a softly sprung French car, many designed for also-marginal roads, you'll feel right at home.
Brakes respond equally well, and hitting them hard will produce some nose-dive typical of well-sprung SUVs; repeated heavy braking produced no fade even with a full load on board.
The Nissan Pathfinder brings ample interior amenities, clean style inside and out, and offers a testosterone-laden V8 for power freaks and routine trailer pullers. If you need a capable seven-seat mid-size utility able to go beyond most drivers' requests, it deserves consideration.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R. Whale test drove the Pathfinder V8 in rural Wisconsin and not-so-rural Southern California. With Tom Lankard reporting from Bainbridge Island, Washington.
|Model Line Overview|
|Model lineup:||Nissan Pathfinder S ($27,440); SE ($30,610); LE ($36,910); S 4WD ($29,440); SE 4WD ($32,610); LE 4WD ($39,110); LE V8 4WD ($42,160)|
|Engines:||266-hp 4.0-liter V6; 310-hp 5.6-liter V8|
|Safety equipment (standard):||Frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags; three-row side curtain airbags; electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, tire pressure monitors|
|Safety equipment (optional):||Rearview monitor|
|Basic warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Assembled in:||Smyrna, Tennessee|
|Specifications As Tested|
|Model tested (MSPR):||Nissan Pathfinder LE V8 ($42,160)|
|Standard equipment:||Leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, electronic stability control (VDC), power locks, power driver seat, 40/20/40 split fold/reclining middle row, 50/50 split-fold third row, console, cruise control, floor shift, fog lamps, running boards, heated front seats, heated power mirrors, power passenger seat,; moonroof, auto headlights, Bose 6CD 10-speaker sound w/aux input and XM Satellite Radio, HDD navigation with 9.3-gigabyte Music box hard drive.|
|Options as tested (MSPR):||N/A|
|Gas guzzler tax:||N/A|
|Price as tested (MSPR):||$42960|
|Engine:||5.6-liter dohc 32-valve V8|
|Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):||310 @ 5200|
|Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):||388 @ 3400|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||13/18 mpg|
|Track, f/r:||61.8/61.8 in.|
|Turning circle:||39.5 ft.|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||39.1/55.5/42.4 in.|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:||38.9/57.6/34.2 in.|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||36.7/44.0/28.1 in.|
|Towing capacity:||7000 Lbs.|
|Suspension, f:||independent, double wishbone, coil springs|
|Suspension, r:||independent, double wishbone with toe control link, coil springs|
|Ground clearance:||9.0 in.|
|Curb weigth:||5034 lbs.|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD|
|Fuel capacity:||21.1 gal.|
|Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of September 10, 2010.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-647-7261 - www.nissanusa.com|
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The Nissan Pathfinder is a three-row SUV that has become fairly popular over the years. It’s reportedly comfortable enough to drive, offers plenty of interior space, and fares pretty well in crashworthiness tests. But for used SUV shoppers, does that make it a good option? Not necessarily. While the Nissan Pathfinder may seem like a good pick initially, this SUV is somewhat problematic.
The Nissan Pathfinder struggles when it comes to reliability ratings
If you’re going to be buying a used SUV, you probably want it to be reliable, which makes a whole lot of sense, really. But can you expect a used Nissan Pathfinder to be reliable? Maybe. Maybe not. Unfortunately, this SUV has struggled quite a lot when it comes to reliability ratings.
According to Consumer Reports, you shouldn’t expect a used Nissan Pathfinder to be all that reliable. Several model years earned pretty subpar reliability ratings. Take, for instance, the 2017 model, which earned itself a one out of five overall reliability rating. Consumer Reports attributed the low rating to problems with the SUV’s engine, body, hardware, and in-car electronics.
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There are plenty of better used SUVs out there
Reliability isn’t the only thing that the Nissan Pathfinder struggles with either. U.S. News & World Report says that when it comes to the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder specifically, there are a few areas where the SUV trails pretty far behind its competitors. According to U.S. News & World Report, “Its ride is a bit firm, and its second- and third-row seats aren’t all that spacious or comfortable. It doesn’t have as much cargo space as some midsize SUVs, and its interior materials quality is merely so-so.”
Fortunately, there are other options out there. If you’re after a used SUV that’s powered by a V6 engine and offers an upscale interior, consider a used Toyota Highlander. Unlike the Pathfinder, the Toyota Highlander boasts some pretty promising reliability ratings, according to Consumer Reports.
Autobytel also recommends considering the Kia Telluride. While the Telluride is a newer model, it’s been scooping up awards left and right. According to Consumer Reports, it’s also earned itself pretty high-reliability ratings.
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But if you are going to buy a used Nissan Pathfinder, consider a certified pre-owned one
And if you still have your heart set on buying a used Nissan Pathfinder? Then, at the very least, we recommend considering a certified pre-owned model. Nissan’s certified pre-owned program includes vehicles six years old or less and also includes vehicles with fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer. Nissan requires that all of its certified pre-owned vehicles pass a rigorous 167-point inspection too. And to further sweeten the deal? All certified pre-owned models come with benefits like rental car reimbursement, a three-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, a Security+Plus Extended protection plan, and 24-hour roadside assistance.
Will buying a used Nissan Pathfinder really be a mistake?
In the end, whether or not you buy a used Pathfinder is up to you. This SUV has definitely struggled when it comes to reliability ratings. There are plenty of better options to pick from too. But, the Nissan Pathfinder is pretty spacious, making it a decent enough pick for families. It’s also earned itself a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) multiple times. So, the Nissan Pathfinder does have some things going for it.