2013 Nissan Pathfinder to Get 3.5L V6, Debut at NY Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan debuted its 2013 Pathfinder Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show but didn’t disclose what would be powering the crossover – apart from the fact it would be a V6 engine. Motor Trend is now reporting that the 2013 Pathfinder will be powered by a 3.5L V6, perhaps identical to what the new JX35 will have.

The JX35 features a 3.5L V6 with 265-hp, 248 lb-ft of torque and we could expect the Pathfinder to have similar if not identical specifications under the hood. Fuel economy for the new Pathfinder will be a big improvement, with Nissan claiming that thanks to significant weight reduction, as well as the use of a new CVT transmission, we should expect gains of up to 25 percent.

What is more interesting though is that Nissan also told Motor Trend that it plans to unveil a second, completely new vehicle at the upcoming New York International Auto Show in April. Nissan stated that no outsider has ever seen this vehicle.

GALLERY: Nissan Pathfinder Concept

[Source: MotorTrend]

See AutoGuide’s First Look video of the 2013 Pathfinder Concept below:

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Azteks Azteks on Apr 05, 2012

    combination of Nisan's proven and powerful V-6 with 7 passenger flexibility, and a bit shorter length than Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, and GMC Acadia sounds like a good mix. Anxious to drive to see if it is as good or better than the highly rated but boring Toyota Highlander.

  • Gevelone Gevelone on Jun 24, 2012

    another bloated stationwagon built for the yuppie hoard. You lost one loyal pathfinder fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!