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Nissan’s Midnight Edition Package Available On Maxima, Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano And Pathfinder 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Sentra on 02 9th, 2017


Nissan is expanding its Midnight Edition equipment package fleet by introducing five new models at the Chicago Auto Show 2017.
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Nissan’s Midnight Edition Package Available On Maxima, Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano And Pathfinder 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Sentra on 02 9th, 2017


Nissan is expanding its Midnight Edition equipment package fleet by introducing five new models at the Chicago Auto Show 2017.
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Which Of These 3-Row Non-Premium SUVs Would You Have? 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, reviews, SUV on 01 16th, 2017


If something like an Audi Q7 happens to be outside your price range, there are still plenty of non-premium manufacturers that can satisfy your 3-row SUV needs.
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Here Are 7 Cars That People Regret Buying 3
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura ILX, Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Compass, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Pathfinder, Reports, SUV, Trucks, video on 01 3rd, 2017


If you live in the US and you're currently unhappy with your ride, there's a good chance you're rolling in one of the following seven models.
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Priced From $30,890 In The US 24
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, prices on 08 24th, 2016


The new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder goes on sale this week nationwide, with the company revealing pricing and range details.
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Excels At NHTSA Safety Tests 15
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in NHTSA, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, Reports, safety, USA on 08 15th, 2016


Nissan's refreshed Pathfinder has earned itself a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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First Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Tries To Keep Up With The Neighbors 8
Aug
Posted by Zac Estrada in First Drive, new cars, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, reviews, SUV on 08 8th, 2016


The Nissan Pathfinder has been a household fixture long before the names Highlander and Pilot were introduced to driveways.
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Gets New Face, Greater Towing Abilities 7
Jul
Posted by Zac Estrada in Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder on 07 7th, 2016


The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder gets an updated face, a new engine and a round of upgrades do to battle among all of the other three-row crossovers in a bid to be the people-carrying king.
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Unbrake My Car: Nissan Recalls 79,853 Pathfinders For Brake Light Issue 2
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, Recalls, Reports, SUV on 06 2nd, 2016


Nissan is recalling 79,853 Pathfinder SUVs from the 2013 and 2014 model years in order to fix a problem that causes the brake lights to remain on even if the pedal isn't being pressed.
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Nissan’s Winter Warrior Concepts Are SUV-Sized Snowmobiles 12
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, concepts, nissan, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue on 02 12th, 2016


Among the most distinctive cars on display at the Chicago Auto Show are the trio of Winter Warrior Concepts rolled out by Nissan.
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Nissan Pathfinder, Murano And Rogue Get Extreme Snow Transformations 10
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, concepts, new cars, nissan, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue on 02 10th, 2016


Spurred on by the positive reception of the crazy snow-track equipped Nissan Rogue Warrior Concept, the automaker has unveiled two additional 'Winter Warrior' models for the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
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Nissan Released Pricing On 2016MY Pathfinder 23
Dec
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Galleries, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, prices on 12 23rd, 2015


Nissan announced pricing in the U.S. for the 2016MY Pathfinder SUV, which is now on sale with a starting price of $29,780.
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Video Guide For Buying The Best New Midsize Crossovers In The US 14
Sep
Posted by Andrei Nedelea in Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder, reviews, video on 09 14th, 2015


One of the most hotly contested sectors of the US new vehicle market is that of crossovers, and within it mid-size vehicles are some of the most popular. They still offer seven seats, but may not provide as much room or luxury as some of their full-sized counterparts.
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Official Specs, Images Released 3
Aug
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, crossover, News, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, SUV on 08 3rd, 2012

Going the way of all of the other dinosaurs and mammoth frame-on-body SUVs, the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder gets a new unibody construction, room for seven, better gas mileage, and softer looks.

As we reported months ago, the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is built on the same platform as the 2013 Infiniti JX. With it going up against the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, among others in the same class, the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder loses some of its ruggedness and off-road prowess. For broad target demographic, we think Nissan is thinking like we do – soccer moms and suburbia families don’t take their SUV off-road that much.

By changing the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder’s platform, engineers were able to achieve better fuel consumption, 20 mpg city and 26 mpg on the front-wheel-drive model. The new Pathfinder shaves off about 500 pounds and gets Nissan’s cash-cow VQ-series 3.5-liter V6 engine, same setup as in the Infiniti JX. The V6 engine is good for 260 horsepower and enough grunt to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Basically ‘shooting enthusiasts in the foot’, the new 2013 Pathfinder directs its power through a CVT transmission, also found in the Infiniti JX, to improve gas mileage. An all-wheel-drive system is available slightly diminishing fuel economy to 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway but improving its off-road capability.

Although not as luxurious as the Infiniti JX, the 2013 Pathfinder will still get heated and cooled front seats, around-view monitor and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

Official pricing has not been confirmed but we suspect a base price around $28,000 to make its way to the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder’s sticker.

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Hit up the full press release below for additional information on the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

  • 500-pound weight reduction from 2012 Pathfinder, aerodynamic design, new powertrain delivers 30 percent fuel economy improvement over last generation
  • Best-in-class city, highway and combined fuel economy of 20/26//22 MPG*
  • Most interior passenger volume, front headroom and legroom in class**
  • Highest standard towing capacity in class**
  • On sale at Nissan dealers nationwide this fall
NEW YORK/DETROIT (Aug. 3, 2012) – Nissan today unleashed the all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV, a complete makeover featuring a sleek, aerodynamically styled exterior, a premium interior, class-exclusive user-friendly technology and a new unibody platform and advanced drivetrain that helps it achieve best-in-class fuel economy while maintaining class-lead towing and off-pavement capabilities.The all-new vehicle design sheds 500 pounds of mass compared to the outgoing model yet maintains the Pathfinder’s SUV-ruggedness while delivering up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway. With its blend of capability, including class-leading standard towing capacity of 5000 pounds, and modern amenities, such as a class-exclusive Around View™ Monitor, the 2013 Pathfinder is the next-generation SUV.”Unveiling our next-generation Pathfinder is a major follow-up to the introduction of the all-new Altima sedan,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With its bold new design, best-in-class fuel economy and family adventure capabilities, our dealers can’t wait to share this new model with customers in their showrooms.”

The 2013 Pathfinder’s fuel economy has improved more than 30 percent over that of the 2012 Pathfinder. Both the FWD and 4WD 2013 Pathfinder models lead their segments in fuel economy across the board.

City, highway and combined average fuel economy numbers are 20 (City), 26 (Highway) and 22 (Combined) mpg for the FWD version and 19 (City), 25 (Highway) and 21 (Combined) mpg for the 4WD version. This significant increase over both the outgoing model’s fuel economy as well as that of the competition was achieved primarily through a new, aerodynamic vehicle design, 500 pounds of weight reduction, reduced engine friction and the application of a class-exclusive, next generation Xtronic CVT®.

Also playing a significant role in the Pathfinder’s excellent fuel economy is the fact that it is now one of the lightest vehicles in its segment,with the FWD model tipping the scales at a mere 4149 pounds. Even the 4WD Pathfinder weighs only 4290 pounds.

Nissan teased the new Pathfinder earlier this year, showing a concept exterior design model in January. Today marks the first official look at the production model, which goes on sale nationwide this fall.

New Chassis Meets Consumer Shift
Truck-based SUV sales peaked in the mid-2000s and have declined steadily as consumer demands shifted to more refined, fuel efficient crossover SUVs. The 2013 Pathfinder is built with unibody construction, vastly reducing its weight by eliminating the fuel-penalizing mass of a traditional SUV’s truck-based frame. In addition to making the Pathfinder a lighter vehicle, the new unibody chassis design increases Pathfinder’s structural rigidity over the previous model. This improves ride and handling, while reducing overall noise, vibration and harshness, delivering an outstanding mix of responsiveness, refinement and ride comfort. The Pathfinder’s rigid platform is also key to maintaining the trailer-towing capability expected from an SUV – the vehicle has a standard towing capacity of 5000 pounds, which is the best standard towing capacity in the segment.**

“It’s no secret that the industry has shifted as gas prices have increased,” says Al Castignetti. “But while traditional SUV customers are looking for improved fuel economy, they still demand a vehicle that can do all the things they need, like carrying seven people, towing, and providing the surefootedness in all conditions of a four-wheel drive.”

Weight reduction is one of the key components in Nissan’s drive to improving vehicle performance across the board. The just-introduced all-new Nissan Altima also is the lightest vehicle in its class.

Bold Design
Pathfinder’s design conveys modernity while paying homage to the three generations of Pathfinders before it. The new unibody platform provided the designers an opportunity to create a more aerodynamic exterior without compromising headroom or cargo capacity. In fact, the new Pathfinder has more interior space than the previous model thanks to more efficient packaging.

Moving upscale in appearance, the new exterior styling presents a smart fusion of signature Nissan styling cues and dynamic strength. The look is adventure-ready with wheel-oriented muscular fenders and a strong, stable stance.

The upper body features an open cabin with a low beltline and thin A- and D-pillars, which flow smoothly into the rugged, durable-looking lower body. Pathfinder’s design incorporates front and rear spoilers, rear tire deflectors and rear suspension fairings to help achieve what is expected to be among the best aerodynamic performances in the segment. Other exterior details include a wide chrome grille and large aerodynamic headlights, recessed front windshield wipers, chrome door handles and large rear combination lights.

A panoramic dual-panel moonroof, with sliding opening front panel and fixed rear glass panel which extends over the 2nd and 3rd rows, combines with the large windows to create an open, airy interior environment.

“With its new aerodynamic shape, the styling is a major step forward in the evolution of the SUV – retaining its people and cargo hauling utility without looking quite so utilitarian,” said Castignetti. “It’s fitting that a vehicle that tackles adventures in a whole new way also now looks the part.”

Interior
Pathfinder’s all-new interior design features versatile and comfortable seating as well as premium materials and advanced technology. The vehicle seats seven passengers comfortably, and is best-in-class in terms of front headroom, front leg room and overall passenger volume. Additionally, Pathfinder is now the only vehicle in the segment with a 3rd row seat recline.

The new Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display, located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features a 4-inch color display that is customizable, easy-to-use and integrates key information right in front of the driver. A separate touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of the available navigation system and other vehicle systems and settings.

Technology and Innovation
The all-new Pathfinder also features EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™. LATCH AND GLIDE™ is an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat for use with a child safety seat, which also provides easy access to the 3rd row while keeping the child seat securely fastened. The 2nd row also features a 60/40 split-fold seating with a segment best 5.5 inches of seat travel. Class-exclusive features include Easy Fill Tire Alert and the segment-first availability of an Around View™ Monitor.

Other available amenities include leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, programmable Nissan Intelligent Key®, Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system, Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Dual-Zone Climate Control, RearView Monitor, remote engine start and tri-zone entertainment system.

New Powertrain
All 2013 Pathfinders come equipped with an advanced 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). It is also the only vehicle in class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes for the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be offered in 4×4 and 4×2 drive configurations and in four models – S, SV, SL and Platinum.

Pricing and Additional Details
Pricing on all models will be announced closer to the fall on-sale date. Additional information is available at https://www.facebook.com/nissanpathfinder and https://twitter.com/nissanpathfindr.

Manufacturing
Pathfinder is assembled at Nissan’s Smyrna assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine is assembled at the company’s Decherd, Tennessee powertrain plant.



2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept Takes To New Unibody Design 9
Jan
Posted by Darryl in auto show, Automotive, Concept Vehicle, Infiniti JX, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder on 01 9th, 2012

The original conception of SUV’s came in the form of a truck-based platform. Lately, many SUV’s have taken a different direction incorporating a car-based unibody design. For upwards of 27 years the Nissan Pathfinder has been in existence first as a boxy body-on-frame design later going the way of a unibody structure and then for its last 7 years of existence, took on its original truck-based architectural roots.

Now the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder takes on a new face integrating the same underpinnings as the upcoming Infiniti JX. Built on a new unibody platform, the new Nissan Pathfinder will be lighter, stronger, and sportier than all previous conceptions. Still in “concept” form, the 2013 Nissan Pathrinder touts Nissan’s famed VQ-series V6 engine mated to their latest version of their CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Together, the new powertrain will yield a 25% improvement in fuel economy. Moreover, the new Pathfinder will feature an innovative 7-passenger seating configuration.

Hit up the official press release from the North American International Auto Show below for additional information while the new Pathfinder is still in concept form.

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Meets Changing Customer Needs for Enhanced Style, Comfort and Fuel Economy

– Pathfinder Concept Previews Innovative 4th Generation Design’s Fresh New Styling, Full-Size Roominess; Makes World Debut at North American International Auto Show –

In 1986, when the Nissan Pathfinder first appeared, it quickly revolutionized the sport utility vehicle segment. Offering previously unavailable features such as ample cargo room and a comfortable on-road ride, along with authentic off-road adventure performance, it immediately set a new standard in the emerging SUV class. Now 27 years and 1.2 million-plus Pathfinder sales later, a new dimension is about to be added to the popular nameplate with highly evolved, aerodynamic styling – previewed in the stylish Nissan Pathfinder Concept.

“If there is one constant among the first quarter century-plus of Pathfinder’s existence, it has been its ability to innovate, with each generation evolving to meet the changing needs of the customer,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the upcoming, fourth-generation model, we’re about to re-invent Pathfinder again. We’ve created a vehicle with an extraordinary balance of SUV capability, thoughtful technology and premium comfort to lead the segment once again – and help owners accomplish more in the real world, not just off-road.”

One of the biggest changes to the upcoming Pathfinder design is the return to a unibody platform (also utilized on the second generation Pathfinder), which offers numerous benefits including enhanced interior packaging flexibility. This, in turn, provides an opportunity to create a more aerodynamic exterior without compromising headroom or cargo capacity. One constant through the previous generations of Pathfinder, and that continues into the new design, is its strong presence.

Moving upscale in look, the new exterior styling presents a smart fusion of signature Nissan styling cues and dynamic strength. The look is adventure-ready with wheel-oriented muscular fenders and a strong, stable stance. The upper body features an open cabin with a low beltline and thin A- and D-pillars, which flow smoothly into the rugged, durable-looking lower body. The new Pathfinder utilizes front and rear spoilers, rear tire deflectors and rear suspension fairings to help achieve what is expected to be among the best aerodynamic performance in the segment.

Other exterior details include a wide chrome grille and large aerodynamic headlights, recessed front windshield wipers, chrome door handles and large rear combination lights. A panoramic dual-panel moonroof, with sliding opening front panel and fixed rear glass panel, combines with the large windows to create an open, airy interior environment.

The Pathfinder Concept provides full-size cabin roominess inside, yet with a highly manageable exterior size. In one other important measurement, the next-gen Pathfinder is expected to weigh substantially less than the previous body-on-frame design, which helps contribute to the enhanced fuel economy performance.

“With its new, aerodynamically optimized shape, the styling is a major step forward in the evolution of the SUV – retaining its people and cargo hauling utility without looking quite so utilitarian,” said Castignetti. “It’s fitting that a vehicle that tackles adventures in a whole new way also now completely looks the part.”

Details on the Pathfinder Concept’s all-new 3-row, 7-passenger interior, featuring an array of innovative seating, comfort, entertainment and convenience features, will be released in the near future.

Addressing buyers’ desire for more efficiency in every aspect of their lives, the Pathfinder powertrain utilizes a refined V6 engine mated to a next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide an expected 25 percent increase in combined City/Highway fuel economy (over the previous V6-equipped design). The Pathfinder Concept also features an intuitive four-wheel drive system and a towing capacity comparable to the leaders in the segment.


“With the new engine and CVT combination’s unprecedented efficiency, it maintains nearly the same horsepower as the previous generation’s larger displacement V6, as well as a similar driving feel,” said Castignetti. “It also retains its ability to tow boats, jet skis, trailers and a variety of other recreational gear, and its role as an excellent vehicle for unfavorable driving conditions with four-wheel drive.”

The next-gen Nissan Pathfinder, based on the Pathfinder Concept design, is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in fall 2012.

“The new Pathfinder carries on the tradition of the adventure-ready vehicles that have come before – offering a new level of family enjoyment and engagement that is just right for today’s real-world, everyday uses,” concluded Castignetti. “After more than 25 years, Pathfinder is ready to tackle new terrain and the new challenges of modern family lives.”

[source: Nissan]







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