The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is all new and improved. Gone is the body on frame truck now replaced by a much more fuel efficient and modern Crossover.
The new Pathfinder has gone to the spa to get in touch and come out all shinny and new. Nissan says the new V6 Pathfinder now get a class leading 26 MPG on the highway and still seats 7 people in moderate comfort.
The new pathfinder can be had in both front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive models with the AWD getting a new terrain management system.
And while it share much with the Infiniti JX, it is almost an inch longer and of course less expensive. The CVT (continuously variable transmission) is new to the Pathfinder and is not shared with the Infiniti JX either. The unit in the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is based on the unit used in the 2013 Nissan Altima.
Check out this first drive review as we put the new 2013 Pathfinder to the TFLcar test.
Editor’s note: Roman and Nathan were shipped to Napa/Calistoga by Nissan. During their time at the press event, they drove the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder along highways boarded by vineyards and wineries. Later on, they had a chance to drive on some slippery, steep pasture to sample the four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive system. Nathan was confounded by the lack of beer vineyards.