2023 Nissan Pathfinder  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#21 of 2023 SUVs

#26 of all 2023 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 can easily bypass mud and snow. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Pathfinder packs some oomph. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is safe 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 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 90, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0281% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2133%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0281% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2133% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder include the following active safety systems: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9776Chrysler PacificaKia CarnivalNissan MuranoBuick EnclaveFord ExplorerMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasHonda OdysseyV. Atlas Cross SportNissan PathfinderToyota HighlanderHonda PassportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 97. The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is safer than the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2023 Kia Carnival, the 2023 Nissan Murano, and the 2023 Buick Enclave and less safe than the 2023 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2023 Honda Passport, the 2023 Toyota Highlander, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, and the 2023 Honda Odyssey.

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