2017 Nissan Pathfinder  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#41 of 2017 SUVs

#92 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder
The Pathfinder, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Pathfinder packs some oomph. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is 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 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.046% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2567%, meaning the average driver has a 0.046% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2567% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9473Nissan PathfinderGMC AcadiaDodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaKia SedonaFord ExplorerMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoToyota HighlanderHonda PilotHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 94. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is less safe than the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Ford Explorer, the 2017 Toyota Sienna, the 2017 Honda Odyssey, the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Dodge Durango, and the 2017 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2017 GMC Acadia and the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.

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