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Chrysler Town & Country vs. Nissan Pathfinder Reliability Comparisons

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chrysler Town & Country 43 Town & Countrys, 5.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 5700 miles25
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder 34 Pathfinders, 6.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 6200 miles

Common problem with shuddering with the revised transmission continues into a second model year. Nissan has been replacing the affected transmissions.
58
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Chrysler Town & Country 55 Town & Countrys, 10.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 14900 miles28
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 34 Pathfinders, 9.8 months of data per Pathfinder, average 14800 miles

Common problem with shuddering with the revised transmission. The related JX35 used an older, less efficient CVT for most of the model year.
40
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chrysler Town & Country 55 Town & Countrys, 9.7 months of data per Town & Country, average 29000 miles32
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country 52 Town & Countrys, 9.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 42800 miles41
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Chrysler Town & Country 45 Town & Countrys, 9.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 51600 miles42
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Chrysler Town & Country 47 Town & Countrys, 10.1 months of data per Town & Country, average 77600 miles

Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result. Caliper replacements also somewhat common.
84
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 52 Town & Countrys, 9.4 months of data per Town & Country, average 83300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result.
71
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder   12 Pathfinders, 9.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 103400 miles

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2007 Chrysler Town & Country 35 Town & Countrys, 9.4 months of data per Town & Country, average 87100 miles73
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Nissan Pathfinder   11 Pathfinders, 9.3 months of data per Pathfinder, average 93700 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country 47 Town & Countrys, 9.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 96200 miles75
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder   12 Pathfinders, 10.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 103000 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 63 Town & Countrys, 9.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 117300 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder   17 Pathfinders, 7.8 months of data per Pathfinder, average 101600 miles

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country   15 Town & Countrys, 8.9 months of data per Town & Country, average 115600 miles

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country 28 Town & Countrys, 8.8 months of data per Town & Country, average 136900 miles122
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder   16 Pathfinders, 7.4 months of data per Pathfinder, average 136900 miles

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2002 Chrysler Town & Country 30 Town & Countrys, 7.4 months of data per Town & Country, average 149300 miles

Seems too low. Possible that owners are living with problems rather than fixing them.
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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder   17 Pathfinders, 9.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 145600 miles

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country 25 Town & Countrys, 8.8 months of data per Town & Country, average 148600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder   18 Pathfinders, 8.6 months of data per Pathfinder, average 143100 miles

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2000 Chrysler Town & Country   18 Town & Countrys, 8.8 months of data per Town & Country, average 148300 miles

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder   14 Pathfinders, 10.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 152300 miles

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1999 Chrysler Town & Country   11 Town & Countrys, 7.4 months of data per Town & Country, average 155800 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Chrysler Town & Country

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
2006 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The left tail lights burnt out already - $48 to fix.
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 207-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I have owned my 2006 Town and country Touring Minivan for slightly over two years. I have had no maintenance problems with it. All I have done is change oil and gas it up.
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 207-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
As above never any problems.
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Owned for almost two years now and no issues, not even minor repairs.
Chrysler Town & Country Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Number one reason, dealer scams number two gas milege very poor I get better gas milege with my 2005 Ford Expedition,our new 2010 T&C so far has been to the dealer numerious times for transmission problems and many other problems to much to list here.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The quality is substandard. The transmission pump and pins failed after 2000 miles.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 251-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not that great of a service recordwith the two vans I owned
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 251-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Seems like a lot of people are having a lot of problems with this vehicle. Of course, 08 is a total rething of the line, so an increase in repairs from 07 is expected. Still, seems very high.
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Egr valve replaced when van had 40.000 miles on it. water pump replaced at 65.000 miles front control module replaced at 98.000 miles
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
There is no other way to say it but EVERYTHING. Have owned for five years and there is nothing reliable or durable about this vehicle. Just about every major component inside the van and the engine has had to be replaced at least once.
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 215-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Problems with power steering and transmission due to poor design and manufacturing materials.
2001 4dr Minivan, ext. 215-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Too many repairs and parts are expensive. More expensive than my Toyota.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 266-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Past experience with Nissan and reputation.
2008 4dr SUV 266-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Have not had any problems so far with 33,000 miles
2006 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
So far, after 2 years, runs like a clock.
2005 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Have had no major issues with this vehicle
2004 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The reliability of the powertrain is rock-solid. The VQ35DE engine will go for well over 300,000km without any major issues, and the transmission will give you no problems. One thing to watch: on areas with salted roads or by oceans, rust can be an issue.
2003 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The VQ35DE engine is proven to be reliable and long-lasting.
2003 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Really tough car and reliable suspension.
2003 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
No mechanical problems in 3 years of daily use.
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
This SUV is bulletproof. It just never lets me down.
Nissan Pathfinder Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 310-horsepower 5.6L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Far too many issues in the short time I owned the SUV. There were 3 recalls but thankfully for nothing major. With only 31k miles on the clock, I had issues with the TPS system, gas door hatch, rear hatch lock, window motors, rear hatch leak and more.