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Nissan Reliability Rating

Reliability rankings for Nissan vehicles based on each model’s long-term durability

Nissan has 4 models ranked in the top 3 slots within their respective vehicle categories, suggesting these models are highly reliable relative to competitors.

Nissan’s top 3 models for reliability include the LEAF, the Frontier and the Maxima. The Nissan model that ranks the highest in its vehicle category is the Nissan LEAF, which ranks 2 out of 15 Most Reliable Small Electric Cars. You can see the rest of the Nissan models and their rankings below.

iSeeCars determines a vehicle’s reliability based on proprietary research of the longest lasting models in each vehicle segment. This is how Nissan ranks, as a brand, within the various vehicle segments where it competes:

Nissan SUV Reliability

  • Nissan Large SUVs Reliability: 8.5/10
    #5 of 5 Most Reliable Large SUVs Brands
  • Nissan Midsize SUVs Reliability: 8.3/10
    #6 of 12 Most Reliable Midsize SUVs Brands
  • Nissan SUVs with 3 Rows Reliability: 8.4/10
    #6 of 12 Most Reliable SUVs with 3 Rows Brands
  • Nissan Subcompact SUVs Reliability: 5.7/10
    #9 of 11 Most Reliable Subcompact SUVs Brands
  • Nissan Crossover SUVs Reliability: 7.3/10
    #11 of 16 Most Reliable Crossover SUVs Brands
  • Nissan Small SUVs Reliability: 7.3/10
    #11 of 13 Most Reliable Small SUVs Brands

Nissan Truck Reliability

  • Nissan Midsize Trucks Reliability: 8/10
    #3 of 5 Most Reliable Midsize Trucks Brands
  • Nissan Full-Size Trucks Reliability: 8.1/10
    #6 of 6 Most Reliable Full-Size Trucks Brands

Nissan Car Reliability

  • Nissan Large Cars Reliability: 8.6/10
    #3 of 6 Most Reliable Large Cars Brands
  • Nissan Sports Cars Reliability: 8.3/10
    #3 of 6 Most Reliable Sports Cars Brands
  • Nissan Midsize Cars Reliability: 8.3/10
    #4 of 10 Most Reliable Midsize Cars Brands
  • Nissan Small Cars Reliability: 7.7/10
    #6 of 9 Most Reliable Small Cars Brands
  • Nissan Luxury Sports Cars Reliability: 7.5/10
    #7 of 11 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars Brands

Nissan Electric Reliability

  • Nissan Small Electric Cars Reliability: 7.6/10
    #2 of 5 Most Reliable Small Electric Cars Brands
  • Nissan Electric Cars Reliability: 7.6/10
    #3 of 5 Most Reliable Electric Cars Brands

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Nissan has 4 models ranked in the top 3 slots within their respective vehicle categories, suggesting these models are highly reliable relative to competitors.

Nissan’s top 3 models for reliability include the LEAF, the Frontier and the Maxima. The Nissan model that ranks the highest in its vehicle category is the Nissan LEAF, which ranks 2 out of 15 Most Reliable Small Electric Cars. You can see the rest of the Nissan models and their rankings below.

iSeeCars determines a vehicle’s reliability based on proprietary research of the longest lasting models in each vehicle segment. This is how Nissan ranks, as a brand, within the various vehicle segments where it competes:

Nissan SUV Reliability

  • Nissan Large SUVs Reliability: 8.5/10
    #5 of 5 Most Reliable Large SUVs Brands
  • Nissan Midsize SUVs Reliability: 8.3/10
    #6 of 12 Most Reliable Midsize SUVs Brands
  • Nissan SUVs with 3 Rows Reliability: 8.4/10
    #6 of 12 Most Reliable SUVs with 3 Rows Brands
  • Nissan Subcompact SUVs Reliability: 5.7/10
    #9 of 11 Most Reliable Subcompact SUVs Brands
  • Nissan Crossover SUVs Reliability: 7.3/10
    #11 of 16 Most Reliable Crossover SUVs Brands
  • Nissan Small SUVs Reliability: 7.3/10
    #11 of 13 Most Reliable Small SUVs Brands

Nissan Truck Reliability

  • Nissan Midsize Trucks Reliability: 8/10
    #3 of 5 Most Reliable Midsize Trucks Brands
  • Nissan Full-Size Trucks Reliability: 8.1/10
    #6 of 6 Most Reliable Full-Size Trucks Brands

Nissan Car Reliability

  • Nissan Large Cars Reliability: 8.6/10
    #3 of 6 Most Reliable Large Cars Brands
  • Nissan Sports Cars Reliability: 8.3/10
    #3 of 6 Most Reliable Sports Cars Brands
  • Nissan Midsize Cars Reliability: 8.3/10
    #4 of 10 Most Reliable Midsize Cars Brands
  • Nissan Small Cars Reliability: 7.7/10
    #6 of 9 Most Reliable Small Cars Brands
  • Nissan Luxury Sports Cars Reliability: 7.5/10
    #7 of 11 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars Brands

Nissan Electric Reliability

  • Nissan Small Electric Cars Reliability: 7.6/10
    #2 of 5 Most Reliable Small Electric Cars Brands
  • Nissan Electric Cars Reliability: 7.6/10
    #3 of 5 Most Reliable Electric Cars Brands

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  • Reliability score 7.6 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 8.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.3 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.9 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.2 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

6. Nissan 370Z (coupe)

#5 of 14 Most Reliable Sports Cars #7 of 14 Best Sports Cars
  • Reliability score 8.3 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.6 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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6.5 / 10
  • Reliability 6.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.4 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.7 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 8.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.5 / 10
  • Safety 9.9 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.9 / 10
  • Reliability 7.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety 8.4 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.1 / 10
  • Reliability 5.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety 8.3 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 7.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.2 / 10
  • Safety 8.9 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10

15. Nissan GT-R

#11 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars #16 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars
  • Reliability score 7.5 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 7.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
  • Reliability score Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
  • Reliability score Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
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How We Rank These Cars

The iSeeCars brand reliability ratings indicate how dependable and long-lasting each car brand is based on the durability of its models

The best brands offer models with the highest reliability ratings within their respective vehicle segments. For example, Toyota is perhaps the best brand for reliability, as a number of its models are ranked number one in their categories. Along with the rankings and Reliability scores, we show comprehensive iSeeCars ratings for each brand’s models, because we believe multiple factors should be taken into account when buyers are seeking the best overall vehicle. Two of these factors are safety and resale value, both of which are included in our ratings system.

The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of these three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).