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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Crossover

MSRP Range: $28,650 - $41,150 | 19 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Crossover

The Pathfinder remains a very good value for the money. Between its seating capacity and fuel economy the Pathfinder makes a good argument for its value. However Nissan have even managed to bring the price down from last year. While previous Pathfinders competed with truck like SUVs like the Toyota 4Runner, the 2013 Pathfinder aims instead to compete more closely with crossover vehicles such as the Toyota Highlander, bringing more space and refinement to the market at a slight cost to seldom used off-road capabilities.

What's new for 2013?

The Pathfinder is all new for 2013, featuring an attractive and modern redesign, seating for seven and a CVT gearbox. 2013's sheetmetal is all new and the aerodynamic shape helps the Pathfinder achieve good mileage numbers for such a large vehicle. With a bigger interior than last year's model, the new Pathfinder becomes less like a truck and more like a comfortable crossover.

Model Strengths

  • Good fuel economy
  • spacious interior
  • 5000lb towing capacity
  • third row seating
  • competitive pricing

Model Review

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5L engine making 260hp. Though the new engine is smaller than the one it replaces, it makes nearly the same horsepower and gets significantly better fuel economy. The 2013 Pathfinder is rated at 26 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city for 2-wheel-drive models, while 4-wheel-drive vehicles are rated only 1-mpg worse in both environments. Part of this economy is attributable to Nissan's standard continuously variable (CVT) transmission which, unlike traditional units has an infinite number of gear ratios and is consequently always able find the best compromise between economy and power.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Crossover

2WD 4dr S

Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 260 @ 6400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 240 @ 4400 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 19.5 gal
Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 507 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 18 x 7.5 in.
Tires P235/65R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 7 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 42.2 in. / 42.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.4 in. / 41.7 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 114.2 in.
Curb Weight 4185 lb.
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Crossover

2WD 4dr S

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard

Convenience

Additional Rear Seat Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Roof Rack Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard
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