Nissan has just unveiled pricing for its 2011 mid-size truck and traditional SUVs, along with Altima sedan; but in what seems to be a growing trend once again, even among minimum change vehicles, prices are steeper than last year. Pathfinder, one of the last remaining body-on-the-frame midsize SUVs, will now start at $27,840 (in 2WD S-trim), which represents a hike of $300 over the 2010 model. If you want a few more features, then the mid range LE will set you back $42,600!
As for the Xterra, the price bump is even more significant. The 2011 model commands a roughly $1,100 steeper price tag in base trim – up to $23,850; though in all honesty, the full-jam PRO-4X hardcore offroader – at $30,100 is still quite competitively priced, especially considering the amount of kit you get, along with the fact that true-off road offerings are harder to find these days.
Meanwhile, if mid-size pickups float your boat; the aging Frontier starts at $17,750 as a rear-wheel drive S trim truck. The 4WD SL with all the trimmings will set you back more than the Xterra PRO-4X; it’s list price is $31,630.
Along with the mid-size trucks, Nissan also announced pricing for the largely unchanged, 2011 Altima. Pricing starts at $19,900, but if you want a snazzy coupe, be prepared to fork out $22,940. And proving that being green (or beige for that matter) still isn’t cheap, the Altima Hybrid sedan will set you back $26,780 before options and taxes.
Official release after the jump:
Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2011 Pathfinder, Xterra and Frontier
– New Pathfinder 25th Anniversary Silver Edition, Distinctive Xterra PRO-4X and Frontier S Crew Cab Models Added to Lineups –
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, Xterra SUV and Frontier mid-size pickup. All three vehicles are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
Among the numerous significant enhancements for 2011, Pathfinder adds a new Silver Edition model in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The Silver Edition includes leather-appointed seating, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 10-speaker Bose® audio system, heated front seat, Nissan Intelligent Key(TM) and more. Xterra adds a new PRO-4X model – joining the popular Titan PRO-4X and Frontier PRO-4X with unique off-road performance equipment and distinctive exterior and interior treatments. Frontier, the “Highest Ranked Midsize Pickup in Initial Quality” in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2010 Initial Quality Study, features new model nomenclature (S, SV, PRO-4X and SL) and a new Frontier S Crew Cab model. In addition, much of the previous Value Truck Package content is now standard on Frontier SV models.
“We’re looking forward to a successful year with Pathfinder, Xterra and Frontier,” said John Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan Division, NNA. “Every customer need is met in the functionality of the Pathfinder, the iconic appeal of the Xterra, and the great value proposition of the Frontier.”
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Pricing
The 2011 Pathfinder is offered in five well-equipped models, Pathfinder S, SV, Silver Edition, LE and LE V8. Each is available in a choice of 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive except Pathfinder LE V8, which is offered in 4-wheel drive only.
All 2011 Pathfinder models (except LE V8) feature a standard 266-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission. The Pathfinder LE V8 features a 310-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 and 5-speed automatic.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder include:
Model/Engine/Transmission Pathfinder S 4×2 V6 5AT $27,840 USD Pathfinder SV 4×2 V6 5AT $31,190 USD Pathfinder Silver Edition 4×2 V6 5AT $35,490 USD Pathfinder LE 4×2 V6 5AT $37,470 USD Pathfinder S 4×4 V6 5AT $29,840 USD Pathfinder SV 4×4 V6 5AT $33,190 USD Pathfinder Silver Edition 4×4 V6 5AT $37,490 USD Pathfinder LE 4×4 V6 5AT $39,670 USD Pathfinder LE 4×4 V8 5AT $42,600 USD
2011 Nissan Xterra Pricing
Xterra is offered in three models, including the new PRO-4X. Each is equipped with a standard 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 and choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions (X model not available with 5MT). The Xterra PRO-4X is offered in 4X4 only, while Xterra X and S models are available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Xterra include:
Model/Engine/Transmission Xterra X 4×2 V6 5AT $23,850 USD Xterra S 4×2 V6 5AT $25,840 USD Xterra X 4×4 V6 5AT $25,900 USD Xterra S 4×4 V6 6MT $26,840 USD Xterra S 4×4 V6 5AT $27,890 USD Xterra PRO-4X 4×4 V6 6MT $29,050 USD Xterra PRO-4X 4×4 V6 5AT $30,100 USD
2011 Nissan Frontier Pricing
The 2011 Nissan Frontier is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab 4×2 and 4×4 configurations and in S, SV, PRO-4X and SL models (SL available on Crew Cab only). Frontier King Cab is offered with two engines – a 152-horsepower inline 4-cylinder or 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6. Frontier Crew Cab models come with the 4.0-liter V6 as standard.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab include:
Model/Engine/Transmission Frontier S King Cab 4×2 I4 5MT $17,750 USD Frontier S King Cab 4×2 I4 5AT $18,800 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4×2 I4 5MT $20,930 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4×2 I4 5AT $21,980 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4×2 V6 6MT $21,520 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4×2 V6 5AT $22,570 USD Frontier PRO-4X King Cab 4×2 V6 5AT $26,170 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4×4 V6 6MT $24,220 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4×4 V6 5AT $25,270 USD Frontier PRO-4X King Cab 4×4 V6 6MT $27,670 USD Frontier PRO-4X King Cab 4×4 V6 5AT $28,870 USD
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab include:
Model/Wheelbase/Engine/Transmission Frontier S Crew Cab 4×2 SWB V6 6MT $21,760 USD Frontier S Crew Cab 4×2 SWB V6 5AT $22,810 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4×2 SWB V6 6MT $22,770 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4×2 SWB V6 5AT $23,820 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4×2 LWB V6 5AT $24,240 USD Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4×2 SWB V6 5AT $26,910 USD Frontier SL Crew Cab 4×2 SWB V6 5AT $28,430 USD Frontier SL Crew Cab 4×2 LWB V6 5AT $28,930 USD Frontier S Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 6MT $24,460 USD Frontier S Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 5AT $25,510 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 6MT $25,470 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 5AT $26,520 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4×4 LWB V6 5AT $26,940 USD Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 6MT $28,560 USD Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 5AT $29,610 USD Frontier SL Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 5AT $31,080 USD Frontier SL Crew Cab 4×4 LWB V6 5AT $31,630 USD
About the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder
Twenty-five years after the introduction of the original Nissan Pathfinder, it remains in a class of its own – still authentic, still offering first-class style and surroundings and still a great value. Nissan is celebrating the milestone with the introduction of a new 2011 Pathfinder Silver Edition model, which comes complete with special features and equipment including 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, Bose® audio system with 10 speakers, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Nissan Intelligent Key(TM), heated front seats and leather-appointed interior. The Silver Edition is offered with V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and a choice of 4×2 or 4×4.
In addition to the new Silver Edition, the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is available in four other models: Pathfinder S V6 (4×2 and 4×4), Pathfinder SV V6 (4×2 and 4×4), Pathfinder LE V6 (4×2 and 4×4) and Pathfinder LE V8 (4×4 only). Pathfinder’s 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine is rated at 310 horsepower and 388 lb-ft of torque, which helps it to achieve 7,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped). Pathfinder’s proven 4.0-liter V6 offers 266 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque. The 2011 Pathfinder is built on a high-strength, fully boxed, all-steel frame based on the full-size Nissan Armada SUV.
Unlike the original 1986 model, the 2011 Pathfinder offers standard three-row seating for seven. The refined interior offers a range of amenities, including available leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key(TM) with twist start, Nissan Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor. Other revisions for 2011 include the addition of one new exterior color, Espresso Black, and the Pathfinder SV model replaces the previous SE model.
About the 2011 Nissan Xterra
Often copied, never equaled, the tough, essential Nissan Xterra continues in 2011 as a vehicle designed to inspire and facilitate outdoor enthusiasts’ activities wherever they go. Xterra remains a “class of one,” combining power, utility, value and authenticity.
For 2011, Xterra is available in three well-equipped models – X, S, and PRO-4X -making it easy for buyers to determine the exact Xterra model for their particular needs and lifestyles. All Xterra models feature an advanced 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine, rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, along with a rugged “F-Alpha” truck platform for adventure-ready performance. The “F-Alpha” platform is shared with the full-size Nissan Titan pickup and Armada SUV. Xterra is available with a choice of 6-speed manual (S 4×4 and PRO-4X 4×4 only) or 5-speed automatic transmissions, and in a choice of part-time 4-wheel drive or 2-wheel drive.
Xterra’s distinct “multi-flex” interior provides an abundance of useable space, storage and convenience features – including an available Easy Clean cargo area, a tie-down channel system, 10 cargo hooks and an available built-in first-aid kit. While maintaining its tough gear positioning, the 2011 Xterra also offers a range of advanced technologies, including Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and an 8-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with subwoofer.
Enhancements for the 2011 model year include the addition of body side moldings to Xterra S, the addition of a rear tire deflector on Xterra S 4×2, the addition of a white-faced meter cluster on Xterra PRO-4X, and two new exterior colors: Lava Red and Metallic Green.
About the 2011 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier, a no-compromise pickup forged with premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism, continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. Updated in 2009 with a new front fascia, grille and headlight design and available wheel designs, the changes for 2011 focus on revised model and option availability. The previous Frontier XE model is now the Frontier S, the previous SE is now designated Frontier SV and the previous Frontier LE is now the Frontier SL model. The 2011 Frontier model lineup now consists of Frontier S, Frontier SV, Frontier PRO-4X and Frontier SL (Crew Cab only). It is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, in 4×2 and 4×4 driveline configurations.
Frontier continues to offer an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance with the use of a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine providing ample horsepower, torque, towing and payload capacities. At 261 horsepower, the 4.0-liter V6 is the most powerful in class. A 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine is also available (King Cab only).
Other revisions for 2011 include the addition of Frontier S Crew Cab SWB and PRO-4X Crew Cab SWB 6MT models, the addition of new SV Premium Utility and PRO-4X Luxury Packages, Vehicle Immobilizer and bed rail caps standard are now on Frontier SV, PRO-4X and SL models and the Navy Blue exterior color is now available on Frontier SV models.
About Nissan in North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.
* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2011 Altima
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Altima Sedan, Altima Coupe and Altima Hybrid. All three vehicles are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
The popular Nissan Altima Sedan, now in its fourth generation, provides an innovative combination of quality, exhilarating performance, sporty design and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan class. Again in 2011, Altima is available in a number of well-equipped models designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets, including 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine equipped versions. For the 2011 model year, a new Special Edition Package has been added (Altima Sedan 2.5 S). Other refinements include three new exterior colors – Metallic Slate, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Altima Sedan include:
|Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT||$19,900 USD|
|Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT||$22,060 USD|
|Altima Sedan 3.5 SR CVT||$24,740 USD|
The sporty, 2-door Nissan Altima Coupe once again offers a high-value, high quality, high style coupe for Altima customers seeking a more personal expression of individuality and fashionable appearance. The 2011 Altima Coupe is available in 2.5 S and 3.5 SR trim levels, equipped with 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines, respectively, and each offered with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission). Following a long list of enhancements for the previous model year, refinements for the 2011 Altima Coupe are limited to two new exterior colors – Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe include:
|Altima Coupe 2.5 S 6MT||$22,940 USD|
|Altima Coupe 2.5 S CVT||$23,440 USD|
|Altima Coupe 3.5 SR 6MT||$30,100 USD|
|Altima Coupe 3.5 SR CVT||$27,770 USD|
The Altima Hybrid, which joined the Nissan lineup in the 2007 model year, continues to offer the efficiency and fuel economy of a hybrid drivetrain with the quality, performance and excitement typical of any Altima Sedan. The Altima Hybrid powertrain mates a specialized version of Nissan’s QR25 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and standard electronically controlled CVT with an advanced electric drive motor/generator. This combination increases fuel economy while maintaining low tailpipe emissions, earning Altima Hybrid a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) rating.
Altima Hybrid has been certified to meet California emissions requirements and is sold in states that have adopted California emissions regulations: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maryland and New Mexico. These eleven states are among the strongest markets for hybrid vehicles. For the 2011 model year, Altima Hybrid adds three new exterior colors: Metallic Slate, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid include:
|Altima Hybrid2.5 eCVT||$26,780 USD|