2015 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I was very excited to lease this car, I was looking forward to it. I love the car. The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is the perfect car for me at this stage in my life. I effortlessly transport my kids and their friends from one sport to another, the 3rd row seating and access are wonderful. Nissan Motor Corp honors its Warranty without question... This is the problem, the car is unreliable. 7 months after delivery the Transmission went dead, and Nissan replaced the transmission without question. When I picked the car up from the transmission repair, the Gear shifter was making a grinding noise when I moved the shifter from Park to Drive. The technicians told me that all the cars in the lot make this noise, but it did not make the noise when I received the car. I did not accept that all the cars make this grinding noise, so I sent a video illustrating the the grinding noise it makes when moving the shifter to their corporate office. I received a call back informing me that the technicians at corporate reviewed my video and felt, I was not pressing the button on the gear shifter down all the way, so it was my fault for not pressing the button hard enough. 3 weeks later I get into the car that is parked in my driveway, I start the car and it goes dead. Once again back to the Service center. After 10 days a Technician by the name of Carlos calls me back and says, "the car was on a hill, nose facing down with low gas. Nissan cars don't always start on a hill, with low gas if the nose of the car is pointing downward." I explained to him, that the car was on a slight incline with a little less than a quarter of tank of gas. Carlos pushed my statements aside and said, "No, it was on a hill with low gas!" They replaced two recalled parts, put in a brand new gear shifter due to the grinding noise and called me to pick the car up. It has been 2 days and the car is running great. At this point, I would never recommend anybody buy a 2-15 Nissan Pathfinder out right. If you are using this car as your main car, to transport your family, or if you are going to rely on it for work than I would tell you not to buy it. If you have time to go back and fourth to the service center and have plenty of time on your hands, then leasing a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is definitely an option because they do honor their Warranty and you are not charged for the repairs.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I replaced a 15 year old Expedition with the 2015 Pathfinder (purchased used with 15,000 miles on it) and, overall, have been very happy with it. The mileage is impressive, the ride is comfortable and very quiet, with solid acceleration and very nice safety features. All of this is 100% true "until" the trailer gets attached ... and I'm not talking some 4,000 pound'er but a single axle utility trailer weighing about 1,800 pounds loaded. Mileage drops from an impressive 25-26 mpg to being lucky if I can get it to 12 (and that requires some very slow acceleration) using Tow Mode. I really DO like the Pathfinder but if you're looking for something that won't break the bank while towing a moderate load, look elsewhere.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
First of all the transmission is CRAP. loose shifting and the dealer refuses to do anything. Back up camera quit working and the dealer said the factory cannot do anything about it. Two different dealers. At 30,000 miles the dealer claimed the tires were worn out. I took it to Discount Tire and they said the tires were ok.