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2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Published July 21, 2012

Some people prefer to pick only those cars that have the advantage of having established themselves over the years. If you are one of these, then you must definitely check out the 2013 version of the Nissan Pathfinder which has been in production for a continuous 27 years now. This year also turns out to be an important one for Nissan with the pathfinder as they look to revamp the Pathfinder completely judging from the overall shift needed in the market.

At the time when Sport Utility Vehicles are moving towards a car-like experience, the Nissan Pathfinder shifts over to a more raw truck like experience. It is meant to be a fit for those people who typically like sturdy road-hooking experience with their cars.
The official go about the engine does not happen to be out as of yet, however one expects the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder to carry a 3.5 liter V6 engine that gives it an approximate 260 horsepower reading which is acceptable as a modern SUV. An optional V8 5.6 liter engine is also expected to be a possibility apart from the standard model. This would give the engine a capacity to carry 3.1 tonnes of weight verses the 2.7 tonnes from the V6 engine. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is to be a 4 wheel drive that can be set to a 4 wheel or 2 wheel drive manually. An auto mode is also available so as to relieve you from choosing modes time and again if you find this irritating.

The exterior carries both the qualities of its predecessors as well as elements that are unique to its design. A slick frame with a curvy front end has been put together for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The side of the Nissan Pathfinder really breaks out from its companions. The 2013 model carries premium flat sheet metal with doors that have been carved out to display a more affluent look than before. The elements that are retained include the front V shaped grille, fog lamps as well as the roof rack to support extra luggage. The interiors have not been out with a lot of details as yet but are expected to be holding up a more luxurious look with classic beige interiors.

To sum up, Nissan has tried to work its way up to a more family car experience than one for an off-road driving enthusiast. How successful it will be in this attempt is only to see for the future; however it definitely looks to be carrying the 27 year old heritage well and fusing it into the modern designing.


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