Based on 15 Ratings for the 2013 models.Review this car
By Jim J (TX) on Sunday, April 21, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "ride, comfort, passenger space, Bose sound system,"
Cons: "room for it in the garage."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I purchased the SL model with the premium package. Many have complained about the CVT. I brought mine in under a recall to have the PCM reprogrammed. The transmission no longer shutters upon take off. The CVT is a little different than a conventional transmission but once you get used to how it functions it feels just fine. I am averaging 22.5 miles per gallon with a 50/50 mix of city and highway driving. For the size and weight of the vehicle the mileage is higher than I expected. I will drive this car for at least 10 years. I've had no problems so far and hope for a trouble free owner experience. The deal Mossy Nissan in Houston has been great so far."
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By BOB (LA) on Friday, April 12, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,100overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "great ride and comfort."
Cons: "apparently defective transmission."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"the transmission jerks forward , when placed in drive and does not respond to attempts to accelarate at 60 mph, it makes a rumbling noise.something is not rite with this transmission. i have experienced all of the problems that other posters have had with their transmissions."
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By KDD (RI) on Thursday, April 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Smooth, quiet, gas mileage (~22-23 mpg)"
Cons: "not as much feedback as I am used to"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"The Pathfinder is a little different than what I am used to (2007 Honda Ridgeline). It is quieter, more comfortable, and gets better gas milage. The transmission is smooth though a little difficult to modulate on take-off or accelerating from a slow speed. I've seen some reviews indicating that the Pathfinder is slow or handles poorly. I do not agree. When comparing my speed to surrounding traffic, I seem to be going just as fast as I normally would. It just doesn't feel that way because of the smooth ride. The comfortable ride provides less feedback though. I'm having a couple items checked out at the dealer this weekend, nothing serious. I expect a couple minor issues with a new design. As long as they are corrected, it is not a problem. Like I said, it is a little different than I am used to. So far, different is okay."
By resdy (CA) on Saturday, March 30, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "good handling"
Cons: "slow acceleration,poor mpg,plastic parts"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Got this car dec 12 ,2012 and it has been fair driving wise but the big thing is the mpg is not accurate.I have checked it twice by computation and it only gets me 15 mpg in city driving. When the car is idle after starting, the air conditioning just hums like no other.The advertised 20/26 is not even close. The other bad thing are the pillars and side mirrors are too bulky that it blocks your vision upon turning left and right. The other thing is behind the third row is too tight so if cargo is important then this is not for you. Plastics and interior has been disappointing since the top part of my upholstery was coming off as well as the plastic latch behind the third row. They have looked at it twice but still unable to fix it. I avoided the full suv due to gas mileage but now am thinking of trading this quickly for one and to think this is a 2WD but still uses a lot of gas!"
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By JR (GA) on Friday, March 22, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,500overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "lots of room and very fuel effiecient for its size"
Cons: "Sporty-not. Tightwad factory warranty. Dealer"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Bought a 2013 SL 4x4 in November 2012. 9500 miles now. No surprises. Intown mileage has gotten better. Average mileage is 22mpg. Hwy at 77-78 mph is 22.5mpg. Slow down to 70 with cruise and 25mpg is easily delivered. Haven't towed anything so no comment. Occasional transmission lugging when caught in between at slow speed but not problematic-yet? I have experienced same in other vehicles. Nicely finished and very good quality-no shakes, rattles or rolls yet. Good leather quality and substantial-should hold up well. The vehicle is well appointed and lots of interior room. The second row is easy entry/exit and has an incredible amount of leg room (more that Tahoe or Suburban-go figure). Really comfortable for passenger. I don't like the way the 3rd row seats, when folded down, are not flat. Stuff slides towards tail gate. I would have ordered w/o 3rd row if possible but it is a really slick design for third row entry-even an adult(used once). Very comfortable ride on highway-much more so than predecessor Pathfinder or Toyota 4Runner. Both are kidney busters compared to this-imho. Only complaint is car came w/ a very small ding in roof pillar support which wasn't caught at delivery (it was night) and dealer just shook head when pointed out later-typical dealer. I do think the warranty is a joke at 36,000/36 mos. Most others manufacturers have much better. I will probably buy extended warranty as I expect to keep a longtime as my previous Nissan (Infinity G35) is still going strong at 140k (sold to a friend 60k ago). Same engine in both vehicles, but now much more fuel efficient. Very good value-imho."
15 people out of 15 found this review helpful