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Chrysler Town & Country vs. Nissan Pathfinder Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. 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
  20 Town & Countrys, 8.6 months of data per Town & Country, average 9100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Pathfinders, 5.8 months of data per Pathfinder, average 10300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Chrysler Town & Country 28
42.5714285714% 42.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Town & Countrys, 9.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 27200 miles
2014 Nissan Pathfinder 39
67.7142857143% 67.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Pathfinders, 10.0 months of data per Pathfinder, average 19600 miles

 

2013 Chrysler Town & Country 42
58.5714285714% 58.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Town & Countrys, 10.2 months of data per Town & Country, average 36000 miles
2013 Nissan Pathfinder 57
87.1428571429% 87.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Pathfinders, 9.5 months of data per Pathfinder, average 34000 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Chrysler Town & Country 25
23.2142857143% 23.2142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Town & Countrys, 9.9 months of data per Town & Country, average 44300 miles

 

2011 Chrysler Town & Country 62
79.7959183673% 79.7959183673% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Town & Countrys, 8.7 months of data per Town & Country, average 60400 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2010 Chrysler Town & Country 62
69.4139194139% 69.4139194139% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Town & Countrys, 9.2 months of data per Town & Country, average 73300 miles

 

2009 Chrysler Town & Country 77
63.1868131868% 63.1868131868% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Town & Countrys, 9.3 months of data per Town & Country, average 94900 miles

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

 

2008 Chrysler Town & Country 73
58.7912087912% 58.7912087912% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Town & Countrys, 9.6 months of data per Town & Country, average 106600 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
  11 Pathfinders, 8.9 months of data per Pathfinder, average 120400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Chrysler Town & Country 63
44.025974026% 44.025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Town & Countrys, 9.2 months of data per Town & Country, average 112000 miles

 

2006 Chrysler Town & Country 90
67.2413793103% 67.2413793103% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Town & Countrys, 9.6 months of data per Town & Country, average 110100 miles

 

2005 Chrysler Town & Country 87
56.25% 56.25% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Town & Countrys, 8.9 months of data per Town & Country, average 143000 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Pathfinders, 10.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 115400 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 120900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Chrysler Town & Country 43
10.0732600733% 10.0732600733% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Town & Countrys, 8.5 months of data per Town & Country, average 142900 miles
2003 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Pathfinders, 9.3 months of data per Pathfinder, average 120200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Chrysler Town & Country 98
50.3663003663% 50.3663003663% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Town & Countrys, 9.8 months of data per Town & Country, average 157600 miles
2002 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Pathfinders, 7.5 months of data per Pathfinder, average 143600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Chrysler Town & Country   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Town & Countrys, 7.3 months of data per Town & Country, average 155100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Pathfinders, 7.5 months of data per Pathfinder, average 157800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Chrysler Town & Country vs. Nissan Pathfinder Reliability Comparisons

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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
see full Chrysler Town & Country review
2006 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The left tail lights burnt out already - $48 to fix. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 207-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
As above never any problems. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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 see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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 see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
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. see full Chrysler Town & Country review
 

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 see full Nissan Pathfinder review
2008 4dr SUV 266-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Past experience with Nissan and reputation. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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 see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
2003 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Really tough car and reliable suspension. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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. see full Nissan Pathfinder review
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. see full Nissan Pathfinder review