2010 Nissan Pathfinder
There are 3 user reviews for the LE 4X4 trim shown below
- Plenty of room, great in the snow, relaible
- gas mileage
Purchased As Used
This is my third Pathfinder, got it with 20K miles and LE trim. So far its been as good as my previous two but with more toys. I am a contractor so I need a truck that will carry lots of tools and stuff. Cross overs dont do it for me. The Pathfinder looks great, rides fine when I take all my stuff out of it and is a monster in the snow. They stopped making this body style and thats too bad. I have always thought it was a really good truck with tremendous reliability....read morehide
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- Exterior Style, Wheels, Power, LCD display, Loud Stereo, Interior Style Grows on You
- Noisy with Rattles all over, vibration, brakes are very soft with long travel, Low Mileage 15 mpg
Purchased As New
The Nissan Pathfinder is one great looking true SUV. It has many angles that just add to a basic proven design. The aluminum wheels are a variation of a classic design and add to the visual appeal. The Pathfinder is a true 4x4 and the LE has most ofl the options. It can tow 6k lbs where most of the ?X? cars barely make it over 1,000 pounds. The ride is harsh which is not bad but there is a vibration through out the SUV. There are rattles all over the car since 200 miles. Anything you place in the car will rattle. If you want a solid car ride, look elsewhere.
The interior is full of cheap hard plastic which adds to the noise factor.
The stereo is easy to use, lots of options and is loud. It needs to be to cover up all the noise from the rattles, creaks and groans.
The Pathfinder is narrow so those 4x4 roads should be easy to navigate as well as parking to avoid those door dings.
If you want a factory GPS that requires a pricy upgrade. I just added a Garmin for a few hundred. The V8 option is crazy money. The V6 is plenty powerful but it does suck the gas. Being very gentle with the pedal I can barely crack 16 MPG with half of my driving on the highway.
The key less entry and starting is great. You will save hours by not looking for the key and having to use it. Just put the fob on your belt, walk up, push the button, open the door and turn the starter switch. Very nice. The manual steering adjustment is fast and smooth, no need for slow DC motors. All the 4x4 options are available at the touch of a dial. The dash LCD display is nice with lots of information. The radio data is clear and the driving history is a nice feature. You can watch your gas mileage over time attempt to creep over 16.
The brakes are soft and long throw. You swear that you are driving a car with only air in the brake lines. But 2 mechanics swear that the soft, spongy brake feel is by design. At least you will never know when to replace or bleed the brake lines.
If you drive a Sorento, MKX, SRX, RAM, Ford F150 or any other crossover, the rides are amazing. The Pathfinder steers like an old Volvo 240. It wanders and never seems to want to stay straight. Even after an alignment, steering requires your attention. I guess this is by design as well?
A short test ride does not reveal a lot of these issues. After about 200 miles the Pathfinder just seemed to come unglued. The noises, brakes and steering all went south.
Most dealers do not sell many Pathfinders so sales support is a bit weak. You will have to learn on your own.
There are a lot of short comings with the Pathfinder. Basically this is an old 4x4 design but seems to have unnecessary drawbacks. The options are costly, the ride, steering, brakes and noise are problems. Any Tahoe can out perform the Pathfinder. The current X generations will blow it out of the water. Even Nissan does not seem to be interested in addressing these issues. I am just surprised that Nissan was not the Mercedes of the import crowd.
Unfortunately I cannot recommend the Pathfinder unless you are really willing to sacrifice comfort and true quality. The fit and finish of the exterior are excellent but the interior noise from all the various materials rubbing and vibrating against each other are embarrassing. My BMW is so solid and the Pathfinder sounds like it is a 10 year old car. The only salvation would be in the winter when there are 2 foot drifts on the road. But then again, there are alternatives....read morehide
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- Good truck and roomy
- Redesign the back door handle
Purchased As New
The truck is good power, roomy but the style is not as good as Toyota
4runner. The rear door handle is needed to redesign, too high on side of door hard to reach. Cheap plastic inside and outside, machine is too
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