Nissan has released pricing for the new-for-2013 Pathfinder, and it will start at $29,095 when it arrives in dealers at the end of October. That’s $1020 less than the previous-generation, body-on-frame Pathfinder. Nissan still is tight-lipped about the equipment list and what will be fitted in which trim, but we’ll be interested to discover how much of a role standard features are playing in the crossover’s price drop. Follow the jump for a full breakdown of the 2013 Pathfinder pricing.
- Pathfinder S: $29,095 + $1600 for all-wheel drive.
- Pathfinder SV: $32,355 + $1600 for all-wheel drive.
- Pathfinder SL: $35,295 + $1600 for all-wheel drive.
- Pathfinder Platinum: 39,995 + $1600 for all-wheel drive.
Seemingly in lieu of details on the Pathfinder’s features or trim levels, Nissan has provided EPA estimates. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the Pathfinder achieves 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway when the 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 drives just two wheels; all-wheel drive costs 1 mpg in both cycles for an EPA-estimated 19/25. That’s a considerable improvement from the previous generation’s V-6–powered front-driver’s fuel economy of 15/22 and all-wheel-drive model’s 14/20. Nissan chalks up the fuel-efficiency improvement to the use of high-strength steel, which cuts weight, and an improved drag coefficient of 0.34. Read full story »