NAIAS: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

naias 2013 nissan pathfinder

Yes, the usual suspects are crying foul about the Nissan Pathfinder moving back to a unibody crossover style platform. Who cares? I would love to see some data on the number of Pathfinder users taking their cars off-road, on anything more rugged than a gravel driveway.

Like the Infiniti JX, the Pathfinder will have three rows of seats, but Nissan did not announce powertrain details. Knowing Nissan, it will probably have some kind of VQ V6 and a CVT gearbox with an all-wheel drive setup. People taking their kids to and from soccer and ballet probably couldn’t care less.

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  • Domestic Hearse Domestic Hearse on Jan 09, 2012

    What's with the Hyundai crossover, circa 2009, swooping belt-line anyway? Does Nissan design even have a point of view anymore?

  • Jimmyy Jimmyy on Jan 09, 2012

    This is the first Nissan CUV I would consider. It looks good. But, I will only consider it if Consumer Reports gives it the all clear. Nissan has had reliability problems in the past.

  • Sen Moloney Sen Moloney on Jan 09, 2012

    FINALLY! The Pathfinder actually looks good again.

  • Pete Zaitcev Pete Zaitcev on Jan 09, 2012

    Is Xterra kept for now?