Nissan Pathfinder Specifications & Features
The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a roomy cabin that can accommodate up to eight people and is ready to report for family transportation duty. Both long road trips and regular commutes will benefit from its peaceful interior and comfortable ride. The Pathfinder has a V6 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and FWD; an available all-wheel drive system (AWD) offers it some off-road prowess, though it can’t compete on the trail with a Jeep or a Bronco. The Pathfinder is also able to tow. Its towing capacity of 6000 pounds surpasses those of competitors including the Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, and Toyota Highlander.
For 2023, Nissan is expanding its Pathfinder offering with the tough Rock Creek variant. It features an 18-inch all-terrain tyre on a set of distinctive wheels, a slightly raised suspension, a new front grille and lower bumper and standard all-wheel drive. In the Rock Creek model, the V-6’s output is increased to 295 horsepower. The interior of the Rock Creek differs from that of the standard Pathfinder thanks to unique cloth and vinyl upholstery, orange stitching, and Rock Creek insignia on the centre console and seats.
Nissan Pathfinder Engine, Power, Acceleration & Performance
The 3.5-liter V6 from the previous generation vehicle is still used in the Pathfinder, but a new nine-speed automatic gearbox replaces the CVT. In normal models, the V6 produces 284 horsepower, but the Rock Creek trim bumps it up to 295. Although FWD is the default, all grades can be had with AWD. Seven more drive modes, including the off-road-focused Sand and Mud/Rut versions, are also added with the AWD system upgrade. A FWD Pathfinder SL test vehicle reached 60 mph in 6.7 seconds during testing. The AWD model completed it in 6.6 seconds. According to those findings, the AWD Pathfinder outperforms the Kia Telluride and the Toyota Highlander in terms of speed. The Pathfinder’s ride is fairly smooth, and Nissan paid attention to sound-deadening features, making the cabin particularly quiet when travelling. However, handling is completely forgettable and not in the least entertaining.
Nissan Pathfinder Mileage
|2023 Nissan Pathfinder Mileage||City||Highway|
|FWD||21 mpg||26 mpg|
|AWD||21 mpg||27 mpg|
The EPA claims that the Pathfinder with optional all-wheel drive is actually the most economical, with ratings of 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. The front-wheel-drive model received the same ratings for the city and combined, but only 26 mpg highway.
Dimensions & Space
|2023 Nissan Pathfinder Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||31 ft3|
The SL and Platinum variants come standard with a larger 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, which runs the most recent version of the NissanConnect user interface. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included as standard features, and the former can be wirelessly synchronised on higher variants. Optional options include an in-dash navigation system, a head-up display, a wireless smartphone charging pad, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a head-up display. Although a 13-speaker Bose system is an available, a rather modest six-speaker stereo is standard.
|2023 Nissan Pathfinder Trims||Price (USD)|
Although Nissan has added desirable driver-assistance features to the S and SV trims of the Pathfinder, we advise opting for the more expensive SL model if it falls within your budget. The larger 9.0-inch infotainment system, a 360-degree video system, and wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility are included as upgrades from the SV. The Pathfinder becomes downright opulent with the $2900 SL Premium package, which also adds 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a Bose radio, heated rear seats, and wireless smartphone charging. All the components required to enable the Pathfinder’s 6000-pound towing capacity are also included in that package.
Specifications, Quarter Mile, 0-60 Mph & Top-Speed
|2023 Nissan Pathfinder Specifications||Specs|
|Engine||DOHC 24-valve V6|
|0-60 MPH||6.6 sec|
|0-100 MPH||18.2 sec|
|1/4 Mile||15.2 sec|
Excellent cabin isolation from the road, big maximum towing capacity, and thoughtful inside storage cubbies. Top trims are more expensive than major competitors, have a forgettable driving style, and are less capable off-road than a Jeep. Although the three-row Pathfinder’s rough appearance gives off an air of adventure, it excels as a family-friendly on-road vehicle.