2013 Nissan Pathfinder to Start at $28,270

Nissan is depending on its 2013 Pathfinder to boost sales and with a starting price of $28,270, the fourth-generation SUV that seats seven is looking poised to do so with a $1,020 price drop on the base model.

The Japanese automaker just announced pricing and all the trim levels the all-new redesigned Pathfinder will be available in, with the top-of-the-line Platinum four-wheel drive priced from $40,770 before delivery.

The 2013 Pathfinder features a best-in-class fuel economy of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway for the two-wheel drive model and 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway for the four-wheel drive model. All Pathfinder models will be equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 260 hp and mated to a next-generation Xtronic CVT.

Available trim levels include: S ($28,270), SV ($31,530), SL ($34,470), Platinum  ($39,170), all with two-wheel drive. Putting power to all four comes at a $1,600 premium. The range will arrive at U.S. dealerships starting in late October.

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