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2023 Pathfinder Thumbs Down
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
After running up 2,700 miles on my 2023 Pathfinder Platinum, I think I am in a position to offer some user feedback. Gas mileage - overall 21-22mpg. Recorded a very good, manually calculated 27 mpg on a 400 mile trip. Noise suppression - better than average. Ergonomics - the electronic shifter is not intuitive. Thanks to Nissan for buttons instead of touch screen controls. Bose sound … system - mediocre at best. Handling - good, but feels truck heavy. Engine - very smooth, Miles beyond the Turbo 4's in the Explorer, Highlander and Ascent. Transmission - very smooth and a big plus over the outgoing CVT in the model years prior to 2022. Reliability - no issues to date, but way too soon to pass judgment. Update 3/27/23 - vehicle started making noise on low speed left turns. Dealer diagnosed as left front strut plate failure. Good news - no cost to me to repair. Bad news - this is a part that simply should never fail at 3,700 miles. I now doubt the reliability and build quality of the redesigned Pathfinder. Strongly suspect that the strut assembly was designed for the standard Pathfinder with 18" wheels. My vehicle came equipped with 20" wheels. No doubt a heavier wheel for the strut suspension. Update 4/30/23 - in the last 3 weeks, the following electrical issues occurred: 1. Started car in the morning and drove off. Quickly found out that the AC would not work and the fan would not work either. Pulled off the road, restarted the vehicle and fortunately the AC and fan worked; 2. infotainment system rebooted all by itself while driving; and 3. the rear backup camera came on while I was sitting at a traffic light. It tuned off after about 1 minute. If I take it to the dealer, I can predict exactly what will happen - nothing because they will not be able to reproduce the issues. Leaves me wondering what is going to happen next. However, I can predict what will happen in the future - 1 more electrical issue and the car will be sold, and I will never own another Nissan product for life. Owned a 2004 Pathfinder. It was a great car. Update 6/5/23 - Pro Pilot failure. Activated Pro Pilot and here's what happened - 1. Collision waning indicator came on while driving in light traffic on highway, 2. Lane departure and lane correction failed to work, 3. received warning message : vehicle cabin temperature too high, and 4. could not turn off Pro Pilot. Exited highway, stopped in a safe location and restarted vehicle. Pro Pilot was then turned off. Vehicle is almost exactly 6 months old to the day. A new vehicle should operate correctly for at least 6 months without electrical issues. 07/06/23 - sold vehicle after 7 months. More electrical issues. Strongly dislike electronic slap shifter; don't risk taking it through a car wash. Rough, truck-like ride. A waste of money.