2013 Nissan Pathfinder Review

The Japan based car manufacturers Nissan unveils their 4th generation car, the new Nissan Pathfinder. A SUV, this car aims to revive their sport utility vehicle that was once a major hit among the auto geeks. Keeping in mind about the fuel economy, this car has shed some weights & has been built with an aerodynamic style as when compared to its elder brothers.

Features Of 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 

Engine Specifications & Performance

This Nissan car comes in six variants.Under the hood, the pathfinder boasts of a 3.5-liter V6 engine which generates a massive power of 260 [email protected] rpm & 240 lb-ft [email protected] rpm. With it comes the new Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gear box, which claims to improve the fuel consumption & deliver a mileage of 26 mpg in highway & 20 mpg in city.

Engine Specifications & Performance

Though the towing power has been reduced in this new model of pathfinder, it still gives a fair 5,000 pound towing capacity which assures your journey to be a completely memorable one irrespective of where you are heading to.It also comes loaded with an optional All-Mode 4×4-i intuitive 4WD system giving the choice of 2WD, 4WD or Auto mode. For a better grip, the 4WD mode is selected & the 2WD mode for a better mileage. The Auto mode senses the kind of road & adjusts power, thus ensuring safety & comfort.

Interior Features

The interiors are that one space where every driving enthusiast craves to look for. And considering Nissan Pathfinder, it surely won’t disappoint the buyers. With optional leather seats & steering wheel, this car can accommodate a total of 7 passengers. The 2nd row has been made spacious with EZ Flex seating system that gives the passengers the freedom to move their seat backward or forward. In its class, only the Pathfinder offers reclining 3rd row seats. The car comes initially with 16 cu ft of boot space.

Interior Features

But with the 3rd row seats dropped, the space increases to 47 cu ft & when both the 3rd row & 2nd row seats are dropped, it amazingly reveals a free space of 79.8 cu ft. One of the best things Nissan packed in this car is a large storage area under the floor that lets pack things away from everyone’s sight & is easily accessible even with the 3rd row seats upright, thus, ideal for packing in everything needed to make the weekend enjoyable with loved ones.

Exterior Features

This new version of Pathfinder being a symbol of masculinity has shed some weights from the frame & the body has been introduced with a lower roofline giving it an aerodynamic approach. It also flaunts chrome sides & roof rails which gives it a stylish look.

Exterior Features

Plus, the Pathfinder is also loaded with a dual moonroof over all three rows, giving the passengers the ultimate view of the scenery they are passing through. Fitted with 18″ x 7.5″ aluminum-alloy wheels, this car can experience any sort of terrains.


Packed with a Tri-zone entertainment system equipped with two wireless headsets & a 7 inch DVD monitor, the 2nd row passengers can enjoy endless hours of music, movies & also enables them to play games, thus providing the best of luxury.


Further, to enhance the hearing experience, the car is loaded with 13 speakers which also include Bose systems. Audio controls mounted on the illuminated steering wheel ensure safety, so that the driver never needs to have his hands off the steering wheel while changing onto the next desired song.

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The car is presented with a number of improved features. The Nissan Intelligent key option allows unlocking all the doors, opening the lift gate without the use of any keys. It also boasts of heated steering wheel & heated & cooled seats needed during winter & summer days respectively. There’s also a navigation system that gives turn by turn voice guidance along with a Bluetooth phone system. The amazing thing about this car is the Drive-Assist Display mounted on the dashboard. The 4.2 inch color monitor gives every piece of information such as power ratios, tire pressure, external temperature and fuel economy, to name a few.

Safety & Security

At Nissan, every folk believes that safety should be a car’s first priority every time when a new car goes into making. And so, apart from the dual front airbags, the firm added 4 more airbags for the rear 2nd & 3rd row passengers & side airbags for the driver & front passenger in order to withstand the maximum impact & ensure safety in time of any accident. It also includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) & Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) among its other 50 safety features.

The Easy-fill Tire is another technology advancement that gives a horn when the right pressure is achieved while filling tires. Consisting of four cameras, the Around View Monitor (AVM) gives a bird’s eye view of the car from above on the touch-screen monitor, thus assisting the driver for a more easy parking when the space is small.Against thefts & burglaries, the car comes with a vehicle immobilizer system & a vehicle security system which gives an ease of mind.

Price Of 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 

Tagged with a starting price tag of $28,650, this Pathfinder is the best in class with less weight, less fuel consumption & much cheaper than its brother’s.