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2013 Nissan Pathfinder

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Available in 8 styles:  Nissan Pathfinder 2013 shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

19–20 city / 25–26 hwy


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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 3.8 68
$ 16,311-29,819
October 17, 2012
Vehicle Overview

Nissan has completely redesigned the Pathfinder for the 2013 model year. It adopts a unibody platform instead of the prior model's body-on-frame design in order to get better gas mileage and driving refinement. The Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Chevrolet Traverse.
The 2013 Pathfinder has all-new styling that's less angular than the outgoing model, and the front end represents a new interpretation of the traditional Pathfinder grille. Better aerodynamics and less weight — the new Pathfinder weighs 500 pounds less than before — help boost fuel economy to an estimated 20/26 mpg for front-wheel-drive models. Other exterior features include:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Chrome grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert system alerts driver when correct air pressure is achieved
  • Available fog lights
  • Available dual-panel moonroof
  • Available remote start

The Pathfinder has seating for up to seven people in three rows. The 60/40-split second row slides forward and backward and the third row can recline. Nissan's Latch and Glide system lets the second row tip forward even with an installed child-safety seat. Other interior features include:

  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Six-CD stereo with MP3 jack; Bose premium stereo available
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available Bluetooth with streaming audio
  • Available backseat entertainment system with two 7-inch head-restraint screens
  • Available touch-screen navigation system

Under the HoodA 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 260 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque is standard. The Pathfinder is offered with front-wheel drive or a selectable four-wheel-drive system. Mechanical features include: 

  • Standard continuously variable automatic transmission
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped

SafetySafety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera


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