2023 Nissan Pathfinder Is On Sale Now, Pricier Than Before

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Is On Sale Now, Pricier Than Before

The automaker has announced U.S. pricing for the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder. It starts at $35,000 MSRP.

2023 is the second model year of the fifth-generation Nissan Pathfinder. As the SUV was fully redesigned for the 2022 model year, the 2023 Pathfinder brings no changes, except for adding a new Rock Creek trim.

As for the pricing, it rose across the range compared to the predecessor. Let’s look at originally announced prices:

  • 2022 model:  from $34,635 to $49,315 incl. a $1,225 destination and handling fee
  • 2023 model: from $36,295 to $51,165 including a $1,295 destination and handling fee

Trim levels for the 2022 Pathfinder were S, SV, SL, and Platinum, each with either front- or all-wheel drive. The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder offers the same, plus the all-wheel-drive-only Rock Creek version.

The SUV features up to 80.5 cu ft of cargo capacity and up to 6,000 pounds of towing capacity.

Highlights

  • A 3.5-liter 284-hp V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode selector
  • NissanConnect multimedia with an 8- or 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 12.3-inch digital dashboard
  • 10.8-inch head-up display
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor
  • ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link

Our Take on the Model

This is a good 3-row SUV loaded with the latest safety and tech features. The vehicle offers enjoyable driving, composed handling, generous seating space for up to 8 occupants, a sizable cargo area, a refined powertrain, an upscale interior with user-friendly features, and stout towing capacity, but the modest off-road ability and above-average price for the segment.

Nissan Pathfinder vs Rivals

The Kia Telluride is the better pick overall:  it tops the Pathfinder in such areas as cabin quality and spaciousness, the number of standard safety features, the powertrain warranty, and engine power.

The Toyota Highlander is as good as the Pathfinder, and the choice of one or the other depends on personal preference. They have comparable warranty coverage, cargo room, and interior quality.

The Toyota’s V6 is slightly more fuel-efficient on the highway (29 vs 27 mpg), but the Nissan SUV offers more space for the 3rd row and easier access to it, plus it is better in terms of towing (6,000 vs 5,000 lbs).


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