October 20th, 2012 by Steve Cypher

New fourth generation design combines seven passenger seating with available intuitive 4WD and 5,000-pound standard towing capacity

Nissan has announced a starting price of $28,270 for the totally redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which goes on sale at U.S. Nissan new car dealers nationwide in late October.  The latest iteration of Nissan’s popular family adventure-ready SUV is designed to reset the standard for the segment with an unprecedented level of premium style, comfort, fuel economy and thoughtful technology.

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is available in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations and in four models: S, SV, SL and Platinum.  Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices**** (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder include:

Pathfinder S 2WD – $28,270
Pathfinder SV 2WD – $31,530
Pathfinder SL 2WD – $34,470
Pathfinder Platinum 2WD – $39,170
Pathfinder S 4WD – $29,870
Pathfinder SV 4WD – $33,130
Pathfinder SL 4WD – $36,070
Pathfinder Platinum 4WD – $40,770

About the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

As one of Nissan’s foundational vehicles in popularity, sales and segment leadership for more than a quarter century, the 2013 Pathfinder’s combination of next-gen SUV design and smart technology brings a fresh approach to the SUV segment just as the original Pathfinder did back in 1986.

Making the switch from body-on-frame to unibody construction, the newest generation remains family adventure ready with the highest standard towing rating in its class** (5,000-lb.), while also offering best-in-class passenger volume** and best-in-class 26 mpg* – an increase in fuel economy of over 30 percent***** versus the previous generation Pathfinder.  Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg Highway / 20 mpg City and 22 mpg Combined for the 2WD model and 25 mpg Highway / 19 mpg City and 21 mpg Combined for the 4WD model.

The all-new Pathfinder also features the EZ Flex Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE, an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat which allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed, along with Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert and segment-first availability of the Around View Monitor.

All 2013 Pathfinders come equipped with an advanced 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).  It is also the only vehicle in its class** with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes from the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system.  Quiet, comfortable ride and handling are provided by an independent strut front/multi-link rear design, with hydraulic electric power-assisted steering standard.  Also standard are 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, with unique 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels offered with the Platinum model.

The all-new interior design features comfortable seating for seven and premium seating materials in all three rows, including available leather-appointed seating.  The new Advanced Drive-Assist Display, located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features a 4.0-inch color display that uses natural-looking 3D-effect graphics.  An available 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor provides intuitive interaction and control of the Nissan Navigation System, along with a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings.

A range of available amenities are also offered, including leather-appointed seating, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, programmable Nissan Intelligent Key, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, 13-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, RearView Monitor, remote engine start, tri-zone entertainment
system and Dual Panorama Moonroof.

*War’s Large Cross/Utility segment. ’13 Pathfinder vs. ’12 and ’13 competitors. ’13 Pathfinder 2WD EPA fuel economy estimate 20 city and 26 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison purposes only.)

**Ward’s Large Cross/Utility Market Segmentation.  MY13 Pathfinder vs. 2012 Large Cross/Utility Class

*** Parking aid/convenience feature.  Cannot completely eliminate blind spots or warn of moving objects.  May not detect every object.  Always check surroundings before moving vehicle.  Not a substitute for proper backing procedures.  Always turn to check what is behind you before backing up.

****MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges.  Dealer sets actual price.  Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.

*****MY13 EPA estimate of 22 mpg/city compared to MY12 EPA estimate of 14 mpg/city. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only

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