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I think Nissan has a pretty spotty record with CVTs. I think Jason Fenske had a video about CVTs that could handle high torque loads, and a Nissan CVT was featured. Maybe they put that one in the Pathfinder, and put some under-engineered CVTs in their smaller vehicles that have been giving people fits.
That would be Nissan's Extroid CVT that uses rollers instead of a belt. The Pathfinder uses Nissan's "traditional" Xtronic CVT that is used all the way down to the Versa. The high-torque Extroid CVT isn't currently used on any US models. Most of Nissan's CVT problems seem to be behind them - around pre-2010-ish.
 

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@GoLowDrew, are you on the Accord forum? If you own Hondas, you know the drill. The RL is beefed up in the areas mentioned in the thread but overall is a light duty vehicle. From reading the forum, towing reliably is a concern and of course off roading with lower ground clearance and no transfer case is not the best setup. Everywhere else it excels so if towing and offroad aren't concerns you should be good. The 9 speed is new to the RL for 2020 so there is not much data. Fuel injectors now have a new part number (probably because of the stop/start) so not enough data yet. The tailgate harness still appears to be an issue not sure if it is fixed for 2020. Build quality seems to be hit or miss so be sure to check your specific example if you get one. Good luck
 
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