2015 Nissan Pathfinder

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

197.2” x 69.6”


Front-wheel drive



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

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2015 Nissan Pathfinder review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews


Pathfinder thanks

I love this car it is all I could ask for room for fishing poles without breaking them down very roomy and comfortable that’s all


Not bad at all in its segment.

I’m driving this car from 2015. It’s been seven years and I did not have any single major issues other than normal maintenance of break pads and tires. Little concern of handling on curves and high speed above 85MPH. Overall its good.


Awesome car! Great gas mileage!

Very reliable vehicle! Great gas mileage! Interior is leather and I have dogs so makes for an easy cleanup! Just all around a great car with amazing features!

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Based on the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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