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How All 52 Generations Rank

Sorting models by their generation gives us a clearer picture of common problems across a group of similar vehicles. From there, we can assign scores to each generation to give you a basic picture of which to consider and those to avoid. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Rank Model Gen Years PainRank
52nd Altima Gen 5 2013—2017 56.53
51st Altima Gen 3 2002—2006 40.76
50th Maxima Gen 6 2004—2008 37.4
49th Altima Gen 4 2007—2012 35.38
48th Pathfinder Gen 3 2005—2012 33.28
47th Rogue Gen 1 2008—2013 29.45
46th Rogue Gen 2 2014—2017 23.75
45th Versa Gen 1 2007—2011 23.12
44th Murano Gen 1 2003—2007 23.04
43rd Versa Gen 2 2012—2017 17.55
42nd Xterra Gen 2 2005—2015 16.39
41st Pathfinder Gen 4 2013—2017 15.94
40th Murano Gen 2 2009—2014 15.63
39th Quest Gen 3 2004—2010 15.62
38th Frontier Gen 2 2005—2017 15.37
37th Sentra Gen 5 2007—2012 14.1
36th Sentra Gen 6 2013—2017 12.97
35th Versa Note Gen 2 2014—2016 11.42
34th Sentra Gen 4 2000—2006 11.38
33rd Altima Gen 2 1998—2001 11.07
32nd Maxima Gen 7 2009—2015 9.76
31st Titan Gen 1 2004—2015 8.68
30th Rogue Select Gen 1 2014—2015 7.72
29th Juke Gen 1 2010—2016 7.07
28th Murano Gen 3 2015—2017 6.84
27th Xterra Gen 1 2000—2004 6.05
26th Maxima Gen 5 2000—2003 5.96
25th NV200 Gen 1 2013—2015 5.04
24th Armada Gen 1 2004—2016 4.52
23rd Quest Gen 4 2011—2016 4.51
22nd 350Z Gen 5 2003—2009 4.41
21st Maxima Gen 8 2016—2017 4.4
20th Frontier Gen 1 1998—2004 3.55
19th Leaf Gen 1 2011—2016 3.45
18th Pathfinder Hybrid Gen 4 2014—2014 3.0
17th Altima Hybrid Gen 4 2008—2011 2.75
16th Pathfinder Gen 2 1996—2004 2.71
15th 370Z Gen 1 2009—2017 2.67
14th Titan Gen 2 2016—2017 2.6
13th Altima Gen 1 1993—1997 1.79
12th Quest Gen 2 1999—2002 1.66
11th Maxima Gen 4 1995—1999 1.62
10th Maxima Gen 3 1989—1994 1.51
9th Sentra Gen 2 1992—1995 1.42
8th Sentra Gen 3 1996—1999 1.17
7th GT-R Gen 1 2009—2016 0.75
6th Pathfinder Gen 1 1987—1995 0.37
5th Quest Gen 1 1994—1998 0.31
4th Sentra Gen 1 1990—1991 0.14
3rd Maxima Gen 2 1985—1988 0.13
2nd Armada Gen 2 2017—2017 0.0
1st Rogue Hybrid Gen 2 2017—2017 0.0

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What is PainRank™?

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