We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Kia Soul Reliability

Show details
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 Kia Soul 23
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Souls, 9.6 months of data per Soul, average 8300 miles
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 Kia Soul 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Souls, 9.7 months of data per Soul, average 19100 miles

Redesigned.
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 Kia Soul 21
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Souls, 10.1 months of data per Soul, average 31400 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 Kia Soul 23
19.6428571429% 19.6428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Souls, 9.2 months of data per Soul, average 52200 miles

 

2011 Kia Soul 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Souls, 8.2 months of data per Soul, average 51900 miles

 

2010 Kia Soul 45
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Souls, 9.5 months of data per Soul, average 70100 miles

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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.

Return to top

Was this information useful?

We're glad we could help! Share this page:

We're so sorry! Tell us how we can improve it.

Take the TrueDelta survey on your car and get free access to all of the data on this page. Click here to get started!
See reliability results for all SUVs and Hatchbacks.
See reliability results for all Nissan and Kia vehicles.

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Kia Soul Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Nissan Pathfinder or Kia Soul reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Nissan Pathfinder and the Kia Soul truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Nissan Pathfinder and Kia Soul reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Nissan Pathfinder and the Kia Soul were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Nissan Pathfinder and the Kia Soul have been recently.

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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Soul

Kia Soul Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
5Star crash, 4Star rollover and a 10year 100k warrenty. Hyundai did wonders for KIA when they merged. The fit and finish have really come around in the past few years and greatly in the 2010 linups for both companies. Very responsive to customer needs. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The reviews I have read and the actual driving experience. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
When we bought this car in 2010, we were aware of Kia's dim reputation in the 1990s and their better -- but still "cheap" -- reputation in the 2000s. But it seemed like Kia was advancing quickly. And so they have. In the five-plus years we've owned the car, it has been recalled four times. None of the recalls stranded us and one even was proactive (added rustproofing). The car has received routine maintenance. And that's been about it. It has been quite troublefree. And, so far, it doesn't look like we'll need to claim on the one remaining warranty -- the anti-corrosion warranty. It's only six years, but the car still looks good. All in all, we gambled on getting a bargain and we won. We definitely would consider another Kia for our next vehicle. see full Kia Soul review