Nissan has revealed its all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV. The new platform, which is shared with the Infiniti JX crossover, helps shed 500 pounds (227 kg) of mass compared to the outgoing model, with the FWD model tipping the scales at 4,149 pounds (1,882 kg) and 4WD version at 4,290 pounds (1,946 kg).
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV uses the same 3.5-liter V6 engine found in the new Infiniti JX, matched to a next-generation Xtronic CVT. In this application, the V6 produces 260-horsepower. The 2013 Pathfinder is offered in FWD and 4WD configurations, with the latter featuring ALL-MODE 4×4-i system with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes.
The Japanese carmaker claims that the new Pathfinder features a more upscale exterior and interior ??“ though for some reason, Nissan skimped on the pictures of the dashboard that we don’t get to see as a whole
Inside, it’s worth mentioning that the 2013 Pathfinder has room for seven passengers in three rows of seats equipped with the so-called “EZ Flex Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE”, which the company says is an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat for use with a child safety seat.
The 2013 Pathfinder SUV will go on sale in the United States this fall. No word about pricing yet.