From the design alone, you have to admit that 2023 Nissan Pathfinder does look so good and handsome. It looks sturdy and solid, and it doesn’t offer any nonsense complication that may create an odd impression. Nissan has done a great job in improving Pathfinder, and you have to admit that the look is looking promising now.
The Pros and Cons
There are so many positive traits concerning the new 2023 Nissan Pathfinder. One of them is the quiet cabin, which is great for more comfortable driving experience. You won’t be bothered by the loud noise of the road, even when you have to travel far. Moreover, the vehicle has quite impressive towing ability, which is great when you have to carry extra baggage. And with so many different storage bins and cubbies, you won’t have to worry that you will run out of space to keep your stuff. Your car can stay neat and well-organized despite the many items you carry with you.
On the other hand, the steering feels numb and not so responsive. It’s not bad, but Nissan can do way better than that. The lackluster handling is another downside point to consider. It can be dull, mind you. However, you can get more space and also more (new) technologies than the current one. Not to mention that it offers rugged styles that are simply visually appealing. The downsides aren’t too obvious when compared to the all the positive traits.
When compared to the 2020 model, you can tell the obvious sign from the exterior appearance. It seems that Nissan has shed its frumpy design and change it with the modern and rugged look.
Engine and Performance
The Pathfinder seems to retain the V6 unit with 3.5 liter capacity that delivers 284 hp, but it doesn’t include the CVT for the auto nine speed transmission. The standard one would be front wheel driving system, and all wheel driving system would be optional. If you upgrade it to the all wheel type, you can enjoy various driving modes, including the offroad-focused Mud/Rut and Sand modes. The ride is able to reach 60 mph within 6.7 seconds, which isn’t bad at all. For driving quality, it is super smooth and nice.
Price and Release Date
There is no detailed info or announcement about the upcoming Pathfinder, but it’s expected that the ride may be available at dealerships starting from 2021; around summer time. If not, it may be available later. For the price, there would be different trims and price range. The S is the base model, starting off with $34,500. The higher one would be the SV with tag price of $37,400. The SL is set to be around $40,800 while the highest trim is the Platinum with price range of $47,400.
The base S and SV are coming with advanced features, including the driver-assistance technologies, but it’s advisable to choose the SL to get all the best technologies and feature. You won’t regret a thing. But then again, any trim you choose will deliver high level of satisfaction that only 2023 Nissan Pathfinder can deliver.