2018 Nissan Pathfinder  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#31 of 2018 SUVs

#59 of all 2018 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Pathfinder packs some oomph. 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 2018 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 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0424% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8387%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0424% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8387% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9571Chevrolet TraverseChrysler PacificaNissan PathfinderFord ExplorerGMC AcadiaMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoToyota HighlanderHonda PilotVolkswagen AtlasToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 95. The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is safer than the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and less safe than the 2018 GMC Acadia, the 2018 Honda Odyssey, the 2018 Toyota Sienna, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2018 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, the 2018 Dodge Durango, and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2018 Ford Explorer.

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