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Chrysler Town & Country vs. Nissan Pathfinder Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Chrysler Town & Country   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Town & Countrys, 7.4 months of data per Town & Country, average 7100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Chrysler Town & Country 26
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Town & Countrys, 9.7 months of data per Town & Country, average 18900 miles
2014 Nissan Pathfinder 44
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Pathfinders, 9.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 17400 miles

 

2013 Chrysler Town & Country 41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Town & Countrys, 10.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 33800 miles
2013 Nissan Pathfinder 62
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Pathfinders, 10.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 30600 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Chrysler Town & Country 39
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Town & Countrys, 10.3 months of data per Town & Country, average 42100 miles

 

2011 Chrysler Town & Country 52
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Town & Countrys, 9.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 58300 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2010 Chrysler Town & Country 65
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Town & Countrys, 9.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 71100 miles

 

2009 Chrysler Town & Country 89
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Town & Countrys, 9.2 months of data per Town & Country, average 91600 miles

Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result. Caliper replacements also somewhat common.

 

2008 Chrysler Town & Country 79
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Town & Countrys, 9.3 months of data per Town & Country, average 101600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Frequent brake pad replacements not included in this result.
2008 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Pathfinders, 9.8 months of data per Pathfinder, average 117000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Chrysler Town & Country 53
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Town & Countrys, 8.3 months of data per Town & Country, average 106900 miles

 

2006 Chrysler Town & Country 84
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Town & Countrys, 9.3 months of data per Town & Country, average 108600 miles

 

2005 Chrysler Town & Country 87
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 Town & Countrys, 8.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 142800 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Pathfinders, 9.0 months of data per Pathfinder, average 116800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Chrysler Town & Country   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Town & Countrys, 8.2 months of data per Town & Country, average 124400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Chrysler Town & Country 38
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Town & Countrys, 9.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 141700 miles
2003 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Pathfinders, 7.5 months of data per Pathfinder, average 115400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Chrysler Town & Country   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Town & Countrys, 10.0 months of data per Town & Country, average 157900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Pathfinders, 7.9 months of data per Pathfinder, average 148000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Chrysler Town & Country   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Town & Countrys, 8.1 months of data per Town & Country, average 148200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Pathfinders, 7.8 months of data per Pathfinder, average 158800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Chrysler Town & Country   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Town & Countrys, 4.6 months of data per Town & Country, average 157600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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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
As above never any problems.
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.
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.
2001 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I love this van for how reliable it's been over the couple of years I've had it. I've put the better part of 160,000 or so miles on it since we got it. It's been through blizzards, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods (yes, I drove it through a few feet of unavoidable water during a flood and it miraculously survived) and it hasn't let me down yet. I am not afraid to drive this vehicle in any weather/road condition and I think most of that has to do with the fact that I know it won't die on me when things get bad, despite its flaws and size.
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. 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.
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. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The quality is substandard. The transmission pump and pins failed after 2000 miles.
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 automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Have not had any problems so far with 33,000 miles
2008 4dr SUV 266-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Past experience with Nissan and reputation.
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, part-time w/low range
No mechanical problems in 3 years of daily use.
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 w/low range
The VQ35DE engine is proven to be reliable and long-lasting.
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.