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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:
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:
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:
SafetySafety features include:
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