9 4 5 3 2

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

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.

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 and

See only powertrain and chassis results

Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Kia Soul   21 Souls, 3.6 months of data per Soul, average 3100 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 21 Souls, 3.6 months of data per Soul, average 3100 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs
2014 Nissan Pathfinder 25 Pathfinders, 4.6 months of data per Pathfinder, average 5100 miles

Common problem with shuddering with the revised transmission continues into a second model year. Nissan has been replacing the affected transmissions.
72
100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs

 

2013 Kia Soul 33 Souls, 10.4 months of data per Soul, average 15100 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2013 Nissan Pathfinder 34 Pathfinders, 8.9 months of data per Pathfinder, average 11900 miles

Common problem with shuddering with the revised transmission. The related JX35 used an older, less efficient CVT for most of the model year.
59
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs

 

2012 Kia Soul 46 Souls, 9.4 months of data per Soul, average 27700 miles28
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs

 

2011 Kia Soul 50 Souls, 9.1 months of data per Soul, average 35100 miles21
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs

 

2010 Kia Soul 60 Souls, 9.8 months of data per Soul, average 55100 miles14
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs

 

2008 Nissan Pathfinder   11 Pathfinders, 8.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 91100 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 11 Pathfinders, 8.1 months of data per Pathfinder, average 91100 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2007 Nissan Pathfinder   11 Pathfinders, 7.6 months of data per Pathfinder, average 84600 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 11 Pathfinders, 7.6 months of data per Pathfinder, average 84600 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2006 Nissan Pathfinder   11 Pathfinders, 11.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 101700 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 11 Pathfinders, 11.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 101700 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2005 Nissan Pathfinder   18 Pathfinders, 8.3 months of data per Pathfinder, average 99200 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 18 Pathfinders, 8.3 months of data per Pathfinder, average 99200 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2003 Nissan Pathfinder   16 Pathfinders, 7.7 months of data per Pathfinder, average 135400 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 16 Pathfinders, 7.7 months of data per Pathfinder, average 135400 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2002 Nissan Pathfinder   16 Pathfinders, 10.0 months of data per Pathfinder, average 145700 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 16 Pathfinders, 10.0 months of data per Pathfinder, average 145700 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2001 Nissan Pathfinder   19 Pathfinders, 9.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 138000 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 19 Pathfinders, 9.2 months of data per Pathfinder, average 138000 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

 

2000 Nissan Pathfinder   13 Pathfinders, 9.3 months of data per Pathfinder, average 151800 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 13 Pathfinders, 9.3 months of data per Pathfinder, average 151800 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

Return to top

 

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan Pathfinder

blog comments powered by Disqus

What Our Members Are Saying about Nissan Pathfinder Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Pathfinder: 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, 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 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.
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.
Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Pathfinder: 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.

Return to top

What Our Members Are Saying about Kia Soul Reliability and Durability

None of our members have yet commented on the reliability and durability of the Kia Soul.

Be the first!