2013 Nissan Pathfinder  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#38 of 2013 SUVs

#81 of all 2013 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 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 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0488% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5779%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0488% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5779% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9565Nissan QuestMazda CX-9Nissan PathfinderHonda CrosstourC. Town and CountryHonda OdysseyDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 95. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is safer than the 2013 Nissan Quest and the 2013 Mazda CX-9 and less safe than the 2013 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2013 Honda Odyssey, the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2013 Ford Explorer, the 2013 GMC Acadia, the 2013 Toyota Sienna, the 2013 Honda Pilot, and the 2013 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2013 Honda Crosstour.

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