2015 Nissan Pathfinder Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

3.99/5 Average
11 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

A blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert have been added to the SL and Platinum trims, and AWD models are outfitted with hill-descent control. Also, the continuously variable transmission receives new programming that simulates conventional shifts, the 360-degree parking camera is now available on the SL, and standard equipment has been slightly reshuffled.

Pros:
  • Premium interior design with high-quality materials
  • Ample passenger room in all three rows
  • User-friendly electronics interface.
  • Good fuel economy
Cons:
  • Modest cargo capacity
  • Busy ride with Platinum's 20-inch wheels.
  • Limited Bluetooth availability

User Reviews:

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  • 2015 Pathfinder with CVT failure - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    I recently purchased this Pathfinder on 7/26/15. On 8/3/15 I started having a shudder when I accelerate at low speeds. The notorious CVT shudder. Nissan doesn't offer loaners or rental reimbursement unless you pay an extra 2000$ - (ridiculous). I know for sure after a 95 altima, 02 Maxima, 09 Altima hybrid. This Pathfinder will be the last Nissan I ever buy.

  • Had a ton of vehicles and by far best "Family" SUV - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Ok, you are talking to a girl who loves vehicles. I've had everything from Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep. I've stood by Honda products and still will. But, this Pathfinder Plat is amazing!!! Tons of space for car seat, stroller, Grammy & Papa, too. I use the cargo area in/the floor as a diaper station on wheels. Ride is great, large pano moon roof. Not sure if I'd buy one-since I lease the base path-and wasn't impressed by long term quality-not like my Acura-which aged beautifully. But, going from a Path base to Plat-huge difference and totally worth the $$. Only wish it had the App feature like in the my Altima SL. Looking for space for family and everyone is comfy and happy go w/the Plat!!

  • 3000 miles on '15 Pathfinder and already problems - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    I recently decided to lease a new '15 Pathfinder SL w/ Premium Package despite reading many of the issues online with '13 and '14 MY transmission issues. I choose the Pathfinder because I found it more comfortable than the Santa Fe, better fit and finish than the Explorer and I was able to get a better price/deal than the Highlander. Sitting inside the Pathfinder it feels like a very luxurious vehicle. Overall, I am worried about the build quality. Already have two issues at 3000 miles, one with the transmission having an ugly downshit into when stopping. Lots of bangs when driving. Very worried about long term durability and safety. Good thing I leased!!!

  • Great car, excellent interior quality - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    I have owned my SL with Tech Package for two months, and I could not be more pleased. The car has a quality feel, the seats are very comfortable, and the features are terrific. I think it has the look, feel, and features of a more expensive car.

  • At this Price Point -Its an indisputable Winner - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Pros: AWD, Leather Seats, Seat Heating in 2nd Row, Spacious 3rd Row, Best in Class design (Super Innovation) for access to 3rd Row, Excellent interiors, Fabulous sensors for Traction, Knob shifts between AWD and 2WD, Traction Locks for SNOW stuck, Intelligent use of Cargo bins, 12 V power, One touch Lift gate, BlindSpot, Rear Traffic, Parking Sensors, Sporty Design with steel bumpers and chrome plates, 5000lb Towing capacity, 27-29 Highway MPG (City 18+ MPG) , Great dealership support, Excellent Cargo space if you fold away all seats, Fog Lights, Innovative Cruise Control Button set up ( Set, On , Off) LOWEST PRICE POINT in comparison to Highlander, Pilot Cons: No AUX port (How could they ?), BlueTooth Audio is not standard (though telephone is) even in SL version, Entertainment buttons (basic switches to change radio channels- they jump in multiples of 5.. so you have to use the knob). The panel switches if you are not buying the 2.5K Tech package are ancient and unacceptable when you are spending 35k+ on a car.

  • Best third row, best infotainment and best combination of features, - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Let's start with the context, I've gotten a new car almost every year for several years now. Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited(s) (14 and 15), two Camry XLEs, Grand Caravan, Sienna (04, 09, 11)... The 2015 Pathfinder Platinum is outstanding. It may be the car I just keep. I cross shopped the Highlander XLE/Limited and the third row is so much better. The reviews will tell you it's got more passenger space than a Tahoe! The third row is the best out there. It's got two real seats and headroom - adults can use it! Which is good because teens and adults are the same size. The infotainment is MUCH better than the Jeep GC Ltd and that is supposed to be cutting edge. 13 speaker Bose is very good.

  • I'd get better mileage with a Hummer!!! - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    I have never owned a Nissan and decided to try one out and the 22 miles to the gallon, I figured I had nothing to lose. Boy was I wrong!! This is the biggest gas guzzler I have EVER owned!! 22 miles to the gallon?? Who rigged this thing. I get 13 / 14 city possibly 15 on a good day, and 18/ 19 on highway. What a joke this thing is!! CVT is designed to give me better gas mileage, pffffttt. I questioned the dealership and their response was" Well, it has to go through it's break-in period" I have never in my life heard of this so I went home and googled it. Well, some people believe this to be true, I still think it's BS, as I have passed the so called " Break - In period of 1,000 miles and the sucks ass gas mileage continues. Anyone else have this problem????

  • poor build quality - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    have had my car for about 10K- various internal and external parts falling off, breaking or poorly assembled. Have been to the Nissan dealership and they are having a hard time repairing the car due to poor quality of Nissan parts and design. Do not know what I will do when warranty is over.. Would not recommend this vehicle to anyone

  • Love My New Pathfinder - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    I have had this 2015 Pathfinder for about a month. I just love it! It is a comfortable , luxurious ride, and used 2 tanks of gas, average 21 miles per gallon. I have been driving a Chevrolet Avalanche for the past 4 1/2 years, that averaged 12 mpg. We already have a 2014 Pathfinder in the family, and liked it so well, we traded for another. Nissan got his ride right!

  • Love our 2015 SV. - 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
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    First let me say that I am a real car guy that races sports cars and karts on the weekend so I know cars. Don't let the bad reviews scare you, we are 6 months and 7000 miles onto our 2015 and are very happy with our choice. I believe any issues with the CVT have been sorted in the first 2 model years. Just a few weeks after buying it we took it on a 2000 mile road trip with 2 small kids and it was flawless. I would drive it again that far in a moments notice. I made 26 mpg with it in 2wd mode with the cruise set to 78mph. Best highway road trip vehicle ever. Our previous car was a 2011 Forester that we never "loved" even though that is Subaru slogan. This car my wife loves. Car seats fit well and still allow 3rd row access. Jogging stroller fits even with 3rd row upright. My only complaint is the SV model Bluetooth will not allow you to stream audio only talk by phone. Also Nissan does not play well with my Samsung Galaxy. For streaming audio you must buy the SL and Tech package. I think that's crazy. Also heated seats are a must for us so we added dealer installed aftermarket heated cloth seats for $500 and didn't have to pay for all the extra SL items we really didn't want. Got 0% financing and a 2 year maintenance package included as well.

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