2010 Nissan Pathfinder  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#25 of 2010 SUVs

#53 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder
The Pathfinder, part of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0475% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4237%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0475% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4237% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9060Ford ExplorerMercury MountaineerMitsubishi EndeavorHyundai VeracruzJeep Grand CherokeeMazda CX-9Honda PilotToyota 4RunnerSubaru TribecaToyota FJ CruiserNissan PathfinderNissan XterraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 90. The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is safer than the 2010 Ford Explorer, the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer, the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor, the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the 2010 Mazda CX-9 and less safe than the 2010 Toyota 4Runner and the 2010 Honda Pilot. It is about as safe as the 2010 Nissan Xterra and the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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