2020 Nissan Pathfinder  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#56 of 2020 SUVs

#109 of all 2020 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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Nissan Pathfinder packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0441% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0367%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0441% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0367% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9773Nissan PathfinderToyota HighlanderV. Atlas Cross SportHyundai PalisadeDodge DurangoToyota SiennaMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasFord ExplorerHonda PilotSubaru AscentKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is less safe than the 2020 Toyota Highlander, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, the 2020 Dodge Durango, the 2020 Toyota Sienna, the 2020 Kia Telluride, the 2020 Subaru Ascent, the 2020 Honda Pilot, the 2020 Ford Explorer, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, and the 2020 Mazda CX-9.

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