The Nissan Pathfinder had a redesign in 2022, which resulted in a more robust exterior, a more modern interior with a larger passenger volume, a new transmission, and a variety of new technology and safety features. The Nissan Pathfinder will be available again in 2023 with a few tweaks here and there, as well as a new base price of $36,295 (all prices include destination charge), and an additional trim level called Rock Creek. Shoppers who are interested in Rock Creek will, however, be required to pay a significant premium for its off-road appointments with a starting price of $44,115.
What’s New In 2023 Nissan Pathfinder?
A small number of improvements have been made to the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder, in addition to the introduction of the Rock Creek trim level. These improvements include standard wireless charging for SL models; a 10-way power-adjustable passenger seat for the SL and Platinum trim levels; and a new captain’s chairs package for the Platinum trim level, which includes a second-row console that can be removed.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Engine, Capability
A V-6 engine of 3.5 litres and producing 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque is standard equipment for every 2023 Nissan Pathfinder model. The continuously variable automatic transmission that was used in the previous version has been replaced with a nine-speed automatic transmission that is linked with it. All of the trim levels come standard with front-wheel drive, but the Rock Creek is the only one that includes all-wheel drive as a standard feature.
Front-wheel drive is optional on the other trim levels. The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with features that are geared toward adventure, such as a towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds, seven driver-selectable modes (Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Mud/Rut, Sand, and Tow), and standard trailer sways control. The standard towing capacity is 6,000 pounds.
Choosing to forego the Rock Creek not only results in a more affordable initial purchase price, but it also provides a marginal improvement in fuel economy. According to EPA ratings, the majority of Nissan Pathfinder models with FWD achieve up to 21 (city), 27 (highway), and 23 mpg (combined),
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Technology and Safety
Standard technological features include a touchscreen measuring 8 inches in size that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optional technological features include a larger touchscreen measuring 9 inches in size, a digital gauge cluster measuring 12.3 inches, a head-up display, and a camera system capable of 360 degrees of rotation.
As part of Nissan’s Safety Shield 360, the following active safety and driver assistance features are included as standard equipment: automatic forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection; rear automatic emergency braking; blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert; lane departure warning; and high-beam assist. The blind spot intervention, lane departure steering help, and traffic sign recognition features are all available as optional additions. The hands-on driver assistance technology known as Nissan’s ProPilot Assist is added to higher trim levels as standard equipment. This technology includes lane-centering steering and adaptive cruise control that works all the way to a complete stop.
The 2023 Pathfinder recently received a Top Safety Pick Plus award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and did well in two new tests: a side impact crash test and an examination of a nighttime pedestrian detection system. Both of these tests were recently introduced.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Specs, Pricing, and Launch Date
The 2023 NIssam Pathfinder is currently available in the following five trim levels: S, SV, SL, Rock Creek, and Platinum. The base price of the S and SV models goes up by $360, while the price of the SL model goes up by $880 and the price of the Platinum model goes up by $830. Customers can save money by purchasing a model from 2022 rather than 2023 due to the fact that 2023 only introduced minor revisions. The starting costs, basic equipment, and trim levels of the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder are listed below. All-wheel drive is an additional $1,900 for the S, SV, SL, and Platinum models. (A destination fee of $1,295 is already included in all of the pricing.)
- S: $36,295
- SV: $39,115
- SL: $42,715
- Rock Creek: $44,115
- Platinum: $49,265
2023 Nissa Pathfinder Interior
The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder S is the only trim level that has a second-row bench seat, which can accommodate a maximum of eight passengers. Additionally, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder S comes standard with cloth seats, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, and a six-speaker sound system. LED headlights are one of the standard exterior features, along with chrome accents on the grille and badging body-colored mirrors and bumpers, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a painted finish.
The SV includes heated front seats, heated side mirrors, a roof rack, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and ProPilot Assist. Additionally, the second-row captain’s chairs that allow for seating for seven are available as an option on the SV.
The SL improves upon that by adding a power liftgate, leather seats, a 9-inch touchscreen, built-in navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration, as well as wireless charging. It also comes with a more advanced version of the ProPilot Assist software, which can regulate the speed of the vehicle based on the curvature of the road and the presence of traffic signs.