• (3.8) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,464–$17,360
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-18
  • Engine: 266-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7
2010 Nissan Pathfinder

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Nissan Pathfinder

What We Don't Like

  • Gas mileage
  • Ride over rough pavement
  • Handling and body roll
  • Dashboard plastics
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Truck-like brakes

Notable Features

  • V-6 or V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Seats seven
  • RWD or 4WD
  • 7,000-pound towing capacity

2010 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Nissan Pathfinder is a body-on-frame sport utility vehicle with three rows of seats. It's the smaller sibling to Nissan's full-size Armada. The Pathfinder comes in S, SE and LE trims with the V-6; the V-8 is only available in the LE. Competitors include the Jeep Commander and Ford Explorer. It seats seven.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The Pathfinder features short overhangs and pronounced fender flares. The rear door handles are placed vertically on the C-pillars, and the SUV has an integrated front bumper. The Pathfinder's grille design is similar to the Armada.

  • 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Optional running boards
  • Optional automatic headlamps
  • Optional heated mirrors
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Tailgate's glass window can flip up independent of hatch


Interior
Seven-passenger seating includes split, folding second and third rows. The front passenger seat also folds. The second-row seat is split 40/20/40. The 50/50-split third row folds into the floor with the head restraints in place. Eight utility hooks are installed in the rear cargo area, and storage is provided under the second-row seats.
  • Available cloth or leather seating surfaces
  • Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional Bose audio system
  • Optional DVD entertainment system with 7-inch color monitor
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional heated steering wheel


Under the Hood
The Pathfinder is available with either a V-6 or V-8 engine. All Pathfinders have a five-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the Pathfinder can tow up to 7,000 pounds. A tow-hitch receiver is standard, and the SUV can have rear- or four-wheel drive, which includes automatic and low-range modes.
  • 266-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with 288 pounds-feet of torque
  • 310-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 with 388 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive; part-time or full-time four-wheel drive


Safety
Safety features include:
  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution
  • Standard electronic stability and traction control
  • Optional rearview camera


Consumer Reviews

3.8

Average based on 12 reviews

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Love my new car

by Mom24 from Stroudsburg PA on November 14, 2017

Love driving my new vehicle ~ the inside is comfortable and it drives like it is brand new. The extra features were worth the money.

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7 Trims Available

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2010 Nissan Pathfinder Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Pathfinder LE

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Pathfinder LE

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Pathfinder LE

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Pathfinder LE

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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