2013 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: Happier with replacement trans

2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Consumer Review

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SL 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 CVT Automatic)

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Happier with replacement transmission
By aposak on


2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


At least until the transmission issues with stuttering and surging are sorted out, avoid this one. The storage spaces are poorly thought out, can't get the glove compartment open if there's a passenger with legs in the front. The center console screen is confusing and low quality. No Bluetooth music connectivity unless you spring for navigation, and the Bluetooth phone is really noisy. The leather is soft, but the headrests force my head forward and cause me to slouch in the seat... not comfortable for long drives.
Update: Still the same complaints with poor interior layout and outdated electronics, but Nissan replaced the transmission under warranty. That has really increased my satisfaction with this car. They truly got the transmission right the second time around. I added an aftermarket Bluetooth adapter in the center console for audio streaming. The sun visors break fairly regularly... driver's side has been replaced twice and passenger's side once in 50k miles. The ability of the middle seats to slide forward with a carseat attached is something that I initially overlooked, but has come in tremendously handy. It's one of the nicest innovative features of this car.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Noise and vibration
  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Parking aids
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Fuel economy
  • Warranty

Worst Features

  • Instrumentation
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Bluetooth
  • Maintenance cost

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