What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Least Reliable Nissan Models

Nissan models have an average PainRank™ of 17.06.

RankModelComplaintsScore
26thAltima4,81463.62
25thPathfinder2,05760.86
24thXterra1,06142.82
23rdRogue1,10040.35
22ndMaxima1,35138.28
21stVersa Note11431.8
20thVersa80731.37
19thFrontier98629.11
18thMurano77925.04
17thSentra98124.77
16thQuest42122.62
15thTitan26817.42
14thJuke16714.91
13thCube10712.23
12thRogue Sport158.68
11thRogue Select427.75
10thArmada1727.72
9thNV200515.81
8th350Z635.65
7th370Z525.62
6thLeaf314.57
5thAltima Hybrid334.12
4thPathfinder Hybrid64.11
3rdRogue Hybrid31.44
2ndGT-R80.97
1stMicra10.11
N/ANV Cargo0N/A
N/ANV Passenger0N/A
N/AKicks0N/A
N/AMurano Hybrid0N/A

Least Reliable Nissan Generations

Nissan generations have an average PainRank™ of 9.99.

RankModelComplaintsScore
54th5th Generation Altima (2013-2018)1,48459.71
53rd3rd Generation Altima (2002-2006)1,56640.42
52nd4th Generation Altima (2007-2012)1,30039.02
51st1st Generation Rogue (2008-2013)66937.99
50th6th Generation Maxima (2004-2008)88537.57
49th3rd Generation Pathfinder (2005-2012)1,51034.19
48th1st Generation Versa (2007-2011)48524.43
47th1st Generation Murano (2003-2007)43724.11
46th2nd Generation Rogue (2014-2020)43122.56
45th2nd Generation Murano (2009-2014)25220.36
44th7th Generation Sentra (2013-2019)37418.58
43rd2nd Generation Versa (2012-2019)32218.4
42nd2nd Generation Xterra (2005-2015)96817.47
41st4th Generation Pathfinder (2013-2020)44616.72
40th6th Generation Sentra (2007-2012)24115.61
39th3rd Generation Quest (2004-2010)32215.54
38th2nd Generation Frontier (2005-2019)92814.81
37th5th Generation Sentra (2000-2006)32312.09
36th7th Generation Maxima (2009-2015)23411.83
35th2nd Generation Altima (1998-2001)41311.52
34th1st Generation Versa Note (2014-2019)11410.1
33rd1st Generation Titan (2004-2015)2349.2
32nd1st Generation Juke (2010-2017)1679.14
31st1st Generation Rogue Select (2014-2015)427.76
30th1st Generation Cube (2009-2014)1077.37
29th4th Generation Quest (2011-2016)696.71
28th3rd Generation Murano (2015-2020)906.37
27th1st Generation Xterra (2000-2004)926.27
26th5th Generation Maxima (2000-2003)975.87
25th1st Generation Rogue Sport (2017-2020)155.27
24th5th Generation 350Z (2003-2009)634.64
23rd1st Generation Armada (2004-2016)1624.58
22nd4th Generation Pathfinder Hybrid (2014-2014)64.11
21st1st Generation Leaf (2011-2017)313.79
20th1st Generation Frontier (1998-2004)583.64
19th2nd Generation Titan (2016-2020)343.57
18th8th Generation Maxima (2016-2020)443.35
17th4th Generation Altima Hybrid (2008-2011)333.17
16th2nd Generation Pathfinder (1996-2004)822.99
15th1st Generation 370Z (2009-2020)522.46
14th1st Generation NV200 (2013-2020)512.24
13th1st Generation Altima (1993-1997)431.77
12th3rd Generation Maxima (1989-1994)481.74
11th2nd Generation Quest (1999-2002)191.7
10th4th Generation Maxima (1995-1999)431.68
9th3rd Generation Sentra (1991-1994)231.27
8th2nd Generation Armada (2017-2020)101.04
7th4th Generation Sentra (1995-1999)161.04
6th6th Generation Altima (2019-2020)70.96
5th2nd Generation Rogue Hybrid (2017-2019)30.8
4th1st Generation GT-R (2009-2020)80.56
3rd1st Generation Pathfinder (1987-1995)190.51
2nd1st Generation Quest (1994-1998)110.49
1st2nd Generation Sentra (1987-1990)60.26
N/A3rd Generation Murano Hybrid (2016-2016)0N/A
N/A4th Generation Micra (2011-2017)16N/A
N/A2nd Generation Leaf (2018-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation Kicks (2019-2020)0N/A
N/A8th Generation Sentra (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A3rd Generation Versa (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation NV Passenger (2017-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation NV Cargo (2018-2020)0N/A

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