2013 Nissan Pathfinder Crosses Over

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Crosses Over

Nissan has just taken the sheet of its 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, boasting sleek new styling and a 500 lb. weight reduction that will help with the vehicles overall fuel economy. 

The new Pathfinder is the only vehicle in its class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes for the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. Power will come from a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine, which is the only motor available. Nissan’s Xtronic CVT will put the power to the road, and is the only transmission choice.

The 500 lb. weight loss, and use of CVT transmission helps to net the Pathfinder an estimated 20/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined rating. It is also the first iteration of the Pathfinder to depart from the body-on-frame setup of the past, and weighs in at 4149 pounds for the FWD model, and  4290 pounds for the AWD model.

According to Nissan, the Pathfinder has the best passenger volume, front headroom and legroom in its class. It also has reclining back-row seats, and EZ Flex seating system to help ingress and egress for the third row passengers. Easy fill tire alert and an all around view monitor system are other Nissan exclusive technologies that make it into the redesigned Pathfinder. Other interior appointments include leather seating, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, programmable Nissan intelligent key and tri-zone entertainment system among others.

Towing capacity is rated at 5000 lb. on the new Pathfinder, which is a 2000 lb. drop from the previous generation thanks to a smaller motor, CVT and unibody frame.

GALLERY: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder


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  • Emadlattofi57

    I like it , and I will change my 2008 pathfinder with it as soon as they will send it to markites

  • smj999smj

    Actually, this is not the “first iteration of the Pathfinder to depart from the body-on-frame setup of the past.” The R50 Pathfinder from 196 through 2004 was unibody. For me and a lot of other people, this should not bear the “Pathfinder” name. It is not an SUV; it’s a big crossover. If they wanted to attach this model to a current Nissan model, they should have named it the “Murano XL” and retired the Pathfinder name with it’s dignity! I’m not saying this is not a nice vehicle, because it is. It’s just not what people have come to expect under the “Pathfinder” name. It’s just like when Ford was going to replace the Mustang with the front wheel drive, Mazda-based, Ford Probe, or when Pontiac put the LeMans name on a rebadged Kia!