The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be arriving in showrooms by the end of this month, and the good news for potential buyers is that the new model will have a lower price than the vehicle it replaces. Nissan has priced the 2013 Pathfinder at $28,270 – $1,020 less than the 2012 model – which does not include the destination charge (*) that tacks on an extra $825 to the bottom line.

For this base price, buyers get the Pathfinder S, and from there, Nissan has shaken up the trim levels a little for the new body style. The SV is still the next step up (and usually represents the volume model for Nissan) starting at $32,640, marking a $1,110 price drop from 2012. The SL and Platinum trim levels are new for 2013, and these models start at $34,470 and $39,170, respectively. Nissan has yet to announce the specific content that comes with each trim level, but all versions of the new Pathfinder are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 routed to the front wheels through Nissan's latest Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT); four-wheel drive is available across the lineup as a $1,600 option.

Speaking of options, Nissan announced a few of the options for the new Pathfinder, but it has yet to release what each option adds. Some of the standout options include the $2,650 SL Premium Package on the SL models only, the $1,850 dual DVD entertainment system for all but the base model and the $2,300 Platinum Premium Package which likely adds every imaginable option into what should be an already decked-out Pathfinder Platinum.

More trim level and option details should be available closer to the launch of the 2013 Pathfinder, but until then, check out the press release below.
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for All-New 2013 Pathfinder

-New lightweight, aerodynamic 4th generation design features best-in-class fuel economy* and interior passenger volume**

-Combines comfortable 7-passenger seating, available intuitive 4WD and 5,000-pound standard towing capacity for family-focused versatility

-New EZ Flex Seating System™ and innovative LATCH AND GLIDE™ technology provides ease of entry and exit from roomy 3rd row

-Class-exclusive** features include next-generation Xtronic CVT® transmission, 3rd row seat recline, Easy Fill Tire Alert System and Around View® Monitor***
-Also offered are a 13-speaker Bose® audio system with Acoustic Waveguide Subwoofer,

-Tri-Zone Entertainment and Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display
Starting M.S.R.P.**** of $28,270

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Nissan today announced a starting price of $28,270 for the totally redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which goes on sale at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide in late October. The latest iteration of Nissan's popular family adventure-ready SUV is designed to reset the standard for the segment with an unprecedented level of premium style, comfort, fuel economy and thoughtful technology.

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is available in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations and in four models: S, SV, SL and Platinum.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices**** (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder include:

Pathfinder S 2WD
$28,270 USD

Pathfinder SV 2WD
$31,530 USD

Pathfinder SL 2WD
$34,470 USD

Pathfinder Platinum 2WD
$39,170 USD

Pathfinder S 4WD
$29,870 USD

Pathfinder SV 4WD
$33,130 USD

Pathfinder SL 4WD
$36,070 USD

Pathfinder Platinum 4WD
$40,770 USD

About the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
As one of Nissan's foundational vehicles in popularity, sales and segment leadership for more than a quarter century, the 2013 Pathfinder's combination of next-gen SUV design and smart technology brings a fresh approach to the SUV segment - just as the original Pathfinder did back in 1986.

Making the switch from body-on-frame to unibody construction, the newest generation remains family adventure ready with the highest standard towing rating in its class** (5,000-lb.), while also offering best-in-class passenger volume** and best-in-class 26 mpg* - an increase in fuel economy of over 30 percent***** versus the previous generation Pathfinder. Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg Highway / 20 mpg City and 22 mpg Combined for the 2WD model and 25 mpg Highway / 19 mpg City and 21 mpg Combined for the 4WD model.

The all-new Pathfinder also features the EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat which allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed, along with Nissan's Easy Fill Tire Alert and segment-first availability of the Around View® Monitor.

All 2013 Pathfinders come equipped with an advanced 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). It is also the only vehicle in its class** with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes from the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4x4-i system. Quiet, comfortable ride and handling are provided by an independent strut front/multi-link rear design, with hydraulic electric power-assisted steering standard. Also standard are 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, with unique 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels offered with the Platinum model.

The all-new interior design features comfortable seating for seven and premium seating materials in all three rows, including available leather-appointed seating. The new Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display, located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features a 4.0-inch color display that uses natural-looking 3D-effect graphics. An available 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor provides intuitive interaction and control of the Nissan Navigation System, along with a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings.

A range of available amenities are also offered, including leather-appointed seating, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, programmable Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, RearView Monitor, remote engine start, tri-zone entertainment system and Dual Panorama Moonroof.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award. For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at

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      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't get why they made this into a crossover? People bought it as an suv, and the average person was still going to but it. Now it's just... some shapes. They shouldve just killed the "Pathfinder" name and named this something else instead...
        • 2 Years Ago
        Murano XL or Murano7 comes to mind :)
        • 2 Years Ago
        This has to be one of the lamest excuses for an exterior makeover I have seen from Nissan. I am a fan of Nissan but this is in-excusable! This is no longer a Pathfinder. I will admit the interior has significant improvements.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's blander, cheaper, and less robust than the model it replaces. In 2012 that means it will be a runaway success.
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      I threw up when I saw the picture
      • 2 Years Ago
      That vehicle is a disgrace. The Pathfinders of your are spinning over in their junkyards.
      Green Machine
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I first saw the picture of this thing, the Pontiac Aztek poped in to my head, Am I the only one? I'm not a car designer, but I could come up with something nicer then this. Lets see. Start with a over sized front end, add a odd looking hood, then make damn sure that the side had a odd swoop that doesn't match up with a damn thing. Check, check, and check. Oh am make sure the wheels are ungly too. Like Meg Griffen ugly.
        Andy Dufresne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Green Machine
        I'm picturing your rant as Homer Simpson designing the ultimate car for Americans XD Also, I agree with your points.
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      CVT = Grocery Getter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Having owned and loved 3 Pathfinders over the years, it pains me to say this but... "Ladies and Gentlemen! The Nissan Also-Ran!!" Good luck selling this bland piece of crap Nissan...oh..and: SHAME ON YOU!
        • 2 Years Ago
        I understand your pain, but Nissan will sell thousands or millions of these minivans.
      • 2 Years Ago
      most of you fail at this article in so many ways its a family hauler.
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you replaced the Nissan Pathfinder badging, with Toyota Highlander badging would anyone know the difference?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Woo! Hoo! Another minivan! And here I am thinking that the minivan as a model line is as dead as the dodo.
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