2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4x4

Family-Friendly Four-Wheel-Drive SUV. A roomy, well-equipped seven-passenger SUV.

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Assembled at the same Tenessee plant as the Infiniti JX35, the all-new Nissan Pathfinder owes much of its design to that luxurious full-size SUV. Utilizing the same 3.5-liter V6 as its sibling, the Nissan Pathfinder offers decent power, while its even larger size makes trips to soccer practice or the lake a breeze for busy families. Intuitive four-wheel-drive allows drivers to switch between 4x4, 2WD and Auto modes depending on conditions. Our Platinum Premium level tester came tricked out with cool features like a DVD entertainment system with dual 7-inch headrest monitors, and rear headphone jacks with volume control.

With its smooth and refined V6, comfortable interior and available third-row seating, the Nissan Pathfinder aims square at the middle of the family hauler market. It's billed as an adventure-mobile, with ads featuring the Pathfinder as Noah's ark, helping a father and daughter round up animals in a muddy landscape.

For the more eco-conscious or economy-minded, a new hybrid version of the Nissan Pathfinder is available, to be powered by the same 2.5 liter supercharged four cylinder/ electric motor combination used in the Infiniti QX60 hybrid.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty

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Specs

Base Price: $40,770

As Tested: $40,770

  • 19 / 25 mpg
  • EPA
  • 7.8 sec
  • 0-60
  • 260 hp @ 6,400 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • 120 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 3.5-liter V6
  • Horsepower: 260 hp @ 6,400 rpm
  • Torque: 240 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
  • Transmission: continuously variable transmission
  • Curb Weight: 4,471 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 114.2 in
  • Length: 197.2 in
  • Width: 77.2 in
  • Height: 70.2 in
  • Turning circle: 0 ft
  • Brakes: 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS
  • Suspension: independent strut front; independent multi-link rear
  • Traction: electronic stability control with traction control; Intuitive 4WD with 4x4i and selectable 2WD, Auto and 4WD modes
  • 0-60 mph: 7.8 sec
  • 60-0 mph: n/a
  • Top Speed: 120 mph
  • EPA City: 19 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 25 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 21 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Safety: dual-stage front airbags; driver and front passenger side airbags; front and rear head curtain side airbags

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