Nissan has officially unveiled the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, which looks identical to the concept version that Nissan showed off earlier this year.
Nissan has officially unveiled the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, which looks identical to the concept version that Nissan showed off earlier this year. The new Pathfinder switches to a new unibody platform that it shares with the Infiniti JX crossover, which makes it lighter and more fuel-efficient than before.
According to Nissan, the all-new vehicle design sheds 500 pounds of mass compared to the outgoing model and gets up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2013 Pathfinder’s fuel economy has improved more than 30 percent over that of the 2012 Pathfinder. Even though the Pathfinder has ditched its body-on-frame design, the new Pathfinder can still tow up to 5000 pounds.
“Unveiling our next-generation Pathfinder is a major follow-up to the introduction of the all-new Altima sedan,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With its bold new design, best-in-class fuel economy and family adventure capabilities, our dealers can’t wait to share this new model with customers in their showrooms.”
The 2013 Pathfinder comes equipped with a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT. It is also the only vehicle in class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes for the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. The 2013 Pathfinder gets 20/26 mpg for the FWD version and 19/25 mpg for the 4WD version.
“With its new aerodynamic shape, the styling is a major step forward in the evolution of the SUV – retaining its people and cargo hauling utility without looking quite so utilitarian,” said Castignetti. “It’s fitting that a vehicle that tackles adventures in a whole new way also now looks the part.”
Inside the new Pathfinder has room for seven passengers and the Pathfinder is now the only vehicle in the segment with a 3rd row seat recline. The 2nd row also tips forward and can move forward up to 5.5 inches. Other available amenities include leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, programmable Nissan Intelligent Key®, Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth, 13-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, Satellite Radio, Dual-Zone Climate Control, RearView Monitor, remote engine start and tri-zone entertainment system.
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in showrooms this fall.