Nissan unveiled its 2013 Pathfinder this week. The drastic redesign results in a more aerodynamic look and fuel-friendly performance. Modeling a new twist on the sport utility vehicle, the Pathfinder sheds 500 pounds for 2013 without compromising its class-high 5,000-pound towing capacity. The sleek new shape features a unibody frame with a more comfortable interior for the driver and passengers. According to a statement recently released by Nissan, the 2013 Pathfinder is expected to debut in dealerships this fall with a base price of about $28,200.
The new Pathfinder’s fuel efficiency sits atop its vehicle class for crossovers and large utilities as Nissan tries to woo consumers with better mileage. The 2013 version offers 19 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway for four-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive figures are even higher, averaging 20 in the city and 26 when traveling on the highway.
Weight loss and fuel mileage aren’t the only things that have changed significantly from the 2012 model. The Japanese automaker added a splash of elegance to the rugged capabilities through chrome details on the door handles and front grille. Spoilers in the front and back enhance the large headlights and the rear light combination panels. Rear deflectors and fairings add some flair, giving the vehicle a more stylish design.
The interior receives significant enhancements for 2013. Nissan kept the comfort of passengers in mind with reclining seats in the second and third rows. Flip-forward access to the third row makes carrying seven passengers easier. A moon roof features a wide view and restricted dual panels over mid and rear seating. Once thought of only as a rugged off-roader, the Pathfinder transforms into a vehicle that puts comfort at the top of the list. The 2013 Pathfinder promises more passenger and cargo space as well as a smoother ride than the previous version.
Built in Smyrna, Tenn., the 2013 Pathfinder is expected to appeal to potential car owners looking for an affordable vehicle that has a mixture of durability, utility, and elegance to suit any occasion.
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