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Old 02-24-2019, 04:39 PM
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Subaru Triveca vs Nissan Pathfinders vs Kia Sorento

Looking at purchasing a new ride. I'm pressed with the Kia Sorrento, but also looking at the Nissan Pathfinder and the Subaru Tribeca. Your input is appreciated!
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:40 PM
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what years and generations? I would imagine around 10yrs old based on the tribeca?
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:04 PM
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The Tribeca I'm looking at is a 2014 with just ove 80,000 miles. The Nissan Pathfinder is a 2015 with under 20,000 miles. The Kia Sorento is a 2014 AWD with the EX trim level with around 50,000 miles.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:26 PM
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holy crap i didnt even realize subaru was making the tribeca after the ugly first gen. I guess its anonymous enough...cant really comment in detail then. A family member had the 2.5 with CVT in a 2016 outback. Good engine, crappy transmission. I couldnt stand driving it. Not that it wasnt durable enough, but just annoying to live with imho.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:27 PM
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Just read on wikipedia that 2014 was the last year for the Subaru Tribeca. Under the Magnusan-Moss Warranty Act, Subaru only has to supply parts for ten years which means the car has only about 5 years more useful life.......


Based on this information, I won't be considering the Subaru. The Nissan Pathfinder and Kia Sorento are still in the race....
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:27 PM
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I would advise to stay away from any thing with a CVT transmission in it.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:30 PM
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I would advise to stay away from any thing with a CVT transmission in it.

Are CVT transmissions a problem?

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Doesn’t the 2015 Pathfinder also have a CVT?
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:26 PM
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Yes, the Murano, Pathfinder and Rogue all have CVT. Here's the rundown:


https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/17892/nissan/rogue/nissan-rogue-cvt-transmission
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:26 PM
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I have zero experience but would question the quality of a ten year old KIA. Are there good comments about the quality overall; I have not heard good things.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:38 PM
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Are CVT transmissions a problem?
Unless the previous owner has done some towing or you plan to...not necessarily in the case of the subarus, they are just annoying. Cannot speak for the others.
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I have zero experience but would question the quality of a ten year old KIA. Are there good comments about the quality overall; I have not heard good things.
They are on par with the others overall.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:16 AM
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Not sure on the Pathfinder, but the weak point in Nissans seems to be the CVT. I'd probably feel more comfortable with the Kia from a reliability standpoint but I can't speak on these specific models.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:51 AM
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I've seen one fail on a Nissan at 200k and you don't purchase parts for it you purchase a new CVT transmission which, by that time, is worth more than the vehicle.
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I don't know about life expectancy of the CVT but had one in a Honda insight and thought the driving experience was perfectly fine.
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