2014 Nissan Pathfinder
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Great vehicle for the price

by from Minnesota on April 6, 2015

We have owned our 2014 Pathfinder for 14 months and 26,000 miles. Great fun Suv to drive. Tows the boat great. Only issue has been rear parking sensor in below zero weather, or road salt coating on se...
We have owned our 2014 Pathfinder for 14 months and 26,000 miles. Great fun Suv to drive. Tows the boat great. Only issue has been rear parking sensor in below zero weather, or road salt coating on sensor. Avg mpg 21-23 combined, and 24-25 on hwy trips. We have loaded it up with 2 adults, 4 kids, and 3 hockey bags. It is comfortable, handles well and rides nice. Winter driving has been very good. Love the 4x4 capability. Great price for 7 passengers and fits great in the garage. Comfortable size for both of us to drive, and good size for both hwy and city traffic. Third row great for kids, easy access. Tail gate height is great for shorter adults to be able to reach.
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Awesome Ride

by from Atlanta GA on August 6, 2014

I bought mine in 2013 and will soon be doing 1 year on it with 13k+ miles. I have done extensive towing and a lot of city and highway driving. Trip to florida gave 25 mpg as said by the onboard comput...
I bought mine in 2013 and will soon be doing 1 year on it with 13k+ miles. I have done extensive towing and a lot of city and highway driving. Trip to florida gave 25 mpg as said by the onboard computer. In city the mpg is 15-16. I will double check manually as some folks stated that onboard mpg reporting in not 100% accurate. I have no issues with the vehicle. I did experience shudder a few times (may be 10 times while driving 12k miles), but dealership reprogrammed it and it has almost gone now. Plus, it is said it is not totally unexpected or not a flaw. I think, some people just get too worried and get their transmission replaced and post a bad review about an awesome vehicle. I drive it daily for commute to work and with kids. It is pretty comfortable to drive. I have SL model which doesn't have all the high end features but with whatever we have in there, we are very pleased. Feels like a luxury ride. Very smooth, good control, light steering, great looks, decent interior. Some of the dashboard controls took me some time to get used to. Sits 7 easily, kids in the back seat. The size of the vehicle is pretty good. Other SUVs of this type are either too low on MPG or aren't big/wide enough. Overall, no regrets and all love for my Pathfinder SL Arctic Blue. I give it 4 star because I feel they could have removed the shudder 100%. Some people worry about the 2 recalls, but looks at the recall description. They are very normal and nothing big. Like have high tire pressure for spare tyre and sensitivity of the passenger airbag. No big deal. But some people want 0 recalls, whatsoever.
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transmisson problems

by from mesa Az on September 3, 2014

We owned a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that was the best cat we ever owned. Super good car. Time for a new car, well Nissan Pathfinder was what we wanted. Bad choice, brake recall, airbag recall, trim mold...
We owned a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that was the best cat we ever owned. Super good car. Time for a new car, well Nissan Pathfinder was what we wanted. Bad choice, brake recall, airbag recall, trim molding blew off, and the worst of all three trans. I go in on 9/4 14 to see about "WHAT'S THE PROBLEM"? Think twice before you buy a New Nissan Pathfinder right now.
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High end features for the right price

by from Florida on July 15, 2014

I have had my 2014 SL Premium since March 2014. I looked at some smaller CUVs - BMW X3, Mercedes GLK, Infiniti QX50. All were too small, yet their larger SUV cousins were out of my price range. On a w...
I have had my 2014 SL Premium since March 2014. I looked at some smaller CUVs - BMW X3, Mercedes GLK, Infiniti QX50. All were too small, yet their larger SUV cousins were out of my price range. On a whim I test drove the Pathfinder. I was completely surprised by the quality of the interior - looks just like the inside of the QX60! I got power lift gate, leather, dual moonroofs, drive exit/entry assist (seat moves back when you turn car off to help you get out easier), hidden USB port, Bose sound system, and so much more. All for more than $10,000 less than a comparable QX60. This is also the only 3-row CUV that I know of that you can get the 2nd row moonroof without getting the loaded model. The 2nd row folding mechanisms are amazing and make access to the third row a dream, there is a ton of 2nd row legroom, even the 3rd row is usable for small adults on short trips. Both rows fold EASILY in multiple ways for getting in/out or for loading up large cargo. The outside leaves more to be desired, it is kind of bland (I honestly like the look of the Highlander or QX60 better outside but the interior of the HL can't hold a candle to the PF and the QX60 is expensive). I do wish I could have Xenon headlights, but I'd rather have the 2nd row moonroof for sure. I haven't had any problems with the CVT, let's hope it stays that way. It has a very different drive feel than a traditional engine, and really doesn't provide much feedback for the driver, which I wish was not the case. But it is smooth, quiet and fuel efficient, so I'm happy! If you want a usable 3-row CUV that's beautiful, comfortable and usable inside, with good gas mileage and quiet ride, this is one you should take a look at.
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Completely happy after six weeks

by from on October 8, 2014

So I read all of the bad reviews about the transmission issues and can happily report that I have experienced no issues at all after 6 weeks / 1500 miles (knock on wood). After comparing with the top...
So I read all of the bad reviews about the transmission issues and can happily report that I have experienced no issues at all after 6 weeks / 1500 miles (knock on wood). After comparing with the top-level 2015 Honda Pilot, the Platinum Pathfinder was head and shoulders above the Pilot in terms of interior comfort / luxury. It almost feels like your're in an Infiniti SUV instead of a Nissan. I am completely satisfied with my Platinum Pathfinder thus far.
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Value for Money

by from on March 13, 2017

A decent family SUV that's great value for money. Some stability issues with higher speeds though. Interiors are nicely done as well. The "intelligent" AWD system is a piece of cr** though. Even after...
A decent family SUV that's great value for money. Some stability issues with higher speeds though. Interiors are nicely done as well. The "intelligent" AWD system is a piece of cr** though. Even after you lock into 4wd mode, it automatically switches back to 2wd/auto. This is a huge frustration as you drive on busy snow roads as turning it back into 4wd requires the car to come to a complete stop. This is impossible on a busy mountain road. Apart from such small issues, overall its a great value for money and dont have a lot of complaints yet
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Quiet ride

by from Miami on July 4, 2014

The transmission feels strange but is quite and smooth is totally different than regular transmission. The interior is comftable and quite. The blue Thoot is only for the telephone you would have to g...
The transmission feels strange but is quite and smooth is totally different than regular transmission. The interior is comftable and quite. The blue Thoot is only for the telephone you would have to go to the platinum to get a beter system. The engine feels slow at the pick up but is smooth and fast once you are moving. The on board computer is unreliable when it comes to gas mileage. The miles are actually 19.5 M/ gal The computer is constantly on 17,6
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Nice vehicle but missed the mark

by from New Jersey on May 16, 2014

The new pathfinder is a very refined vehicle, the ride is comfortable and the interior is loaded with a plethora of creature comforts (The platinum edition at least). Inside is Infinity all the way, f...
The new pathfinder is a very refined vehicle, the ride is comfortable and the interior is loaded with a plethora of creature comforts (The platinum edition at least). Inside is Infinity all the way, from the 4 spoke steering wheel to the radio and climate controls, the design is stylish and up to date, the materials used are of good quality and it is very roomy. The outside, well, it is a love it or hate it kind of deal. While it looks modern, and bares the PATHFINDER badge, this vehicle does not share the OFF ROAD heritage of the previous models.This vehicle sits lower and it is wider and it drives as such, My PATHFINDER has performed good for the first 5 months that I have driven it, as an everyday driver is great, but while it is more CROSSOVER than SUV it does not like spirited driving, the vehicle will fight with you if you try to push it to its limits. The steering wheel lives happy as long as you are cruising down main st, but feels hard and unresponsive during fast cornering and the front end will dip down significantly, Fuel economy is average for a vehicle this size. At the end of the day, this vehicle is happy tackling the many challenges of the URBAN jungle, but if you need a true OFF ROAD vehicle look at the X TERRA or an older PATHFINDER.
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Great for three months

by from Boston, MA on June 12, 2014

The Pathfinder is a great crossover have Sv Platinum pkg with nav, cooled and heated seats, dual panoramic moon roof, bluetooth and more. Only thing don't like bad gas mileage but otherwise love the S...
The Pathfinder is a great crossover have Sv Platinum pkg with nav, cooled and heated seats, dual panoramic moon roof, bluetooth and more. Only thing don't like bad gas mileage but otherwise love the SUV with great handling and ride is terrific with CVT trans no issues but does shudder after few warmups a thing with CVTs still recommend the Pathfinder it's my 2nd one love it more!
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Great Family Car

by from Oak Ridge, TN on March 27, 2014

Very roomy. Love the panoramic sunroof feature. Drives like a crossover with the room of a large SUV.
Very roomy. Love the panoramic sunroof feature. Drives like a crossover with the room of a large SUV.
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