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2015 Nissan Pathfinder

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$14,649 — $29,049 USED
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Sport Utility
7 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Low curb weight
  • Fuel economy
  • Second row can tip forward with installed child seat
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert makes adding air to tires simple

The Bad

  • Loss of tough body-on-frame platform
  • Less power than with old V-8
  • Less towing capability
2015 Nissan Pathfinder exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
  • Seats seven
  • FWD or 4WD
  • 260-hp V-6
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • Hybrid version

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Vehicle Overview

In 2013 the Nissan Pathfinder adopted a unibody platform to get better gas mileage and driving refinement. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Chevrolet Traverse. There is a hybrid version, covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2015
The SL Tech Package, SL Premium Package and New Family Entertainment Package all receive updates. The SL trim receives blind spot warning rear cross traffic alert and a 120-volt outlet. The Platinum has those features as well as a dual panorama moonroof. The S trim does not have any significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Chrome grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert system alerts driver when correct air pressure is achieved
  • Available fog lights
  • Available dual-panel moonroof
  • Available remote start
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • 60/40-split second row
  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Six-CD stereo with MP3 jack; Bose premium stereo available
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Available 120-volt power outlet
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated side rearview mirrors
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Avai...
Vehicle Overview

In 2013 the Nissan Pathfinder adopted a unibody platform to get better gas mileage and driving refinement. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Chevrolet Traverse. There is a hybrid version, covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2015
The SL Tech Package, SL Premium Package and New Family Entertainment Package all receive updates. The SL trim receives blind spot warning rear cross traffic alert and a 120-volt outlet. The Platinum has those features as well as a dual panorama moonroof. The S trim does not have any significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Chrome grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert system alerts driver when correct air pressure is achieved
  • Available fog lights
  • Available dual-panel moonroof
  • Available remote start
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • 60/40-split second row
  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Six-CD stereo with MP3 jack; Bose premium stereo available
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Available 120-volt power outlet
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated side rearview mirrors
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio
  • Available backseat entertainment system with two 7-inch head-restraint screens
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Front-wheel drive, available four-wheel drive
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert
  • Hill descent control (four-wheel drive models)
  • Available Around View Monitor
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.4
77 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

If it can break it has broken.

by Battlefieldfordsucks from Manassas va on December 12, 2018

Nothing about this car is quality. I have owned many Nissans but this is the last one. Junk junk junk. Recalls dont fix problems and dealer 100 percent doesn't care. Heck even the hood latch stopped ... Read full review

(5.0)

Very comfortable and excellent ride for a 4 wh. dr

by The Donz from Trappe, Md. on November 12, 2018

This vehicle contained the interior room I was looking for, flexibility of seating vs. cargo, options I wanted, and trim level I was comfortable with. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Nissan Pathfinder S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Pathfinder received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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