2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

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The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV has been completely redesigned, with a new engine, interior and handling. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

MPG – Combined 26 mpg – 30% better than previous model.

Engine – 3.5 L v6 engine on regular unleaded with 260 hp.

Towing Capacity – 5,000 lbs.

Price – starts at $28,270 and tops put at $40,000 for the Platinum edition.

Built in Smyrna, TN

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is a modern, balanced SUV that offers capability and versatility with fuel economy, a premium and spacious interior, and advanced technology. The new Unibody construction offers 4-Wheel Drive Performance with a driver selectable All-Mode 4×4, 2WD,Auto, or 4WD lock modes, which are great for snow or off-roading.

The Pathfinder seats seven passengers and offers good acceleration; the ride and handling are improved with confident braking. There was excellent visibility, a spacious cabin and a great exterior design.

This SUV features EZ second row sliding seating, allowing more entry room. You can also either recline or fold the 2nd and 3rd row seats down flat.

Technology Features:

•Easy tire alert

•Bose entertainment system

•Tri-Zone entertainment system

•Power lift gate

•Dual panoramic moon roof

•Heated and cooled front seats and heated steering wheel.

•Remote engine start

•XM Nav traffic & Weather

•Streaming BlueTooth audio

•8″ screen with DVD and iPod

•Around view camera with a birds-eye overhead view.

Competes with:

•Ford Explorer

•Honda Pilot

•Dodge Durango

•Chevrolet Trailblazer

Likes:

•New style and design

•Powerful engine

•Improved ride quality for the road

•Great sound system

Dislikes:

•Hard plastic dash

•Needs lumbar support

•One-touch Automatic windows for front windows

The new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder offers premium styling and comfort on-road, great off-road abilities, intelligent technology solutions that make life easier, and top-notch fuel economy.

Visit http://www.nissanusa.com/suvs/pathfinder for more information.