The 2009-2012 Pathfinders were reliable. The 2005-2008 were very unreliable. In these years, the coolent leaks onto the transmission and kills the radiator and transmission costing 4 grand. 2013-2018 is having transmission failures. I don't see why you should trade your Element for the Nissan. The Element has much less miles, is reliable, more fuel efficient, has a more comfortable ride, and better handling. The Pathfinder only off-roads, tows more, and accelerates quicker than the Element.