2023 Nissan Pathfinder

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  • Overview

    A red 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is shown angled left.

    Nissan debuted the Pathfinder in the mid-1980s, and since then, the midsize SUV has gained a following among SUV drivers looking for a vehicle that can accommodate growing families and active lifestyles. In its 35-plus years on the market, the Pathfinder hasn’t disappointed; thanks to its continual award-winning performance and premium features, its popularity continues decade after decade. So as you can expect, SUV drivers are excited to see what the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has to offer this year.

    Nissan shows you can always improve, no matter how good something is. The Nissan Pathfinder received a redesign in 2022, which left plenty of room for minor refreshes for 2023. This means updated tech and convenience features, along with the Pathfinder’s sophisticated interior styling and athletic handling that drivers know and love. Starting at $35,200, the versatile 2023 Pathfinder delivers performance and safety, offering advanced 4-wheel drive plus Nissan’s standard Safety Shield 360.[a] Despite the year just kicking off, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is already being named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ for 2023.

    Before you get driving, let’s take a look at all the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder has to offer. From good looks to intelligent tech, the Nissan Pathfinder is an SUV that has it all; beauty and brains. Read on to see what to expect from the all-new 2023 Pathfinder from Nissan, and if these exciting features have piqued your interest, we invite you to come to visit us here at Newton Nissan of Gallatin and experience what it's like behind the wheel of the Pathfinder for yourself.


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  • Performance

    A brown 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is shown from the front on a city street.

    The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder was designed to look good on the road and off, thanks to its Intelligent 4X4 drive system with seven drive modes. But it's safe to say the heart of the Pathfinder’s power is located in its efficient 3.5L V6, which delivers 284 hp combined with 259 lb-ft of torque, along with a max towing capacity of up to 6,00lbs. The SUV’s 9-speed automatic transmission has a peppy response that thrills while keeping you in control. Thanks to the Pathfinder’s 4x4 capabilities, the midsize SUV can easily handle rough or uneven terrain, think gravel campground trails or rutted roads. When adventure calls, the Pathfinder will have no trouble answering.

    Tow Mode and Trailer Sway Control

    If your weekends often involve towing, the Pathfinder is up to the challenge. Tow Mode combined with Trailer Sway Control helps relieve pressure on gears and maintains an even speed when tackling hills, all while helping keep your trailer in line on the road. The Intelligent Around View Monitor helps drivers line up their trailers and monitor any possible obstructions that could pop up.

    Five Drive and Terrain Modes

    The Pathfinder’s five drive and terrain modes let drivers adjust their vehicle’s performance with the turn of a dial.

    • Mud/Rut Mode: Stuck in a rut? Not anymore when you switch to Mud/Rut mode. This mode helps even distribute power to all wheels to give you optimized performance.
    • Sand Mode: Whether in the desert or at the beach, Sand Mode can increase your vehicle’s torque for better handling and traction.
    • Snow Mode: Is winter weather giving you a headache? Snow Mode can help reduce your anxiety when it comes to winter driving. This mode monitors and enhances your vehicle’s response to slippery road conditions to help keep you in control.
    • Tow Mode: Bringing along big toys for a weekend of fun? Moving boxes? Whatever the reason, Tow Mode is available to enhance your vehicle’s traction and performance while reducing the stress put on the brakes.
    • Sport And Eco Mode: Perfect for everyday driving. These modes enhance your vehicle’s performance and keep your engine working as efficiently as possible, even through stop-and-go traffic or long highway drives.

    Additional Performance Features

    The 2023 Pathfinder comes equipped with an Electronic Parking Brake with Auto-Hold, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, and Idle Start/Stop, all of which are designed to help enhance your daily drive and make it as safe and efficient as possible. Whether you’re looking to save on gas or make a mundane commute a little more enjoyable, the 2023 Pathfinder is set to help you take on the day.

  • Comfort and Convenience

    A red 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum is shown from the side parked next to a river.

    The Nissan 2023 Pathfinder is an SUV that impresses both outside and in. The midsize SUV’s modern no-fuss style extends to the interior with a roomy, driver-centered cabin and sleek dash displaying the latest tech. All of which are designed to make driving feel like second nature.

    Easier Interior Accessibility

    With seating for seven to eight passengers, the Pathfinder keeps things flexible. Drivers seeking extra convenience can opt for the 2nd-row captain’s chair for optimal legroom and comfort, while the EZ FLEX 2nd-row Seating System makes accessing the third row simple, even if a child’s seat is in place. The system allows for easy sliding for 2nd-row seats to be accessed from either side of the vehicle.

    Comfort for All On Board

    The Pathfinder offers comfort to everyone thanks to Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control which keeps everyone feeling good no matter where they’re sitting. The vehicle’s Seat Memory System delivers the perfect ride every time, recording settings for up to two drivers, remembering preferred seat and steering wheel positions, as well as exterior mirror positions. The Pathfinder is truly designed with comfort and convenience in mind.

    Ample Cargo Space

    Whether your family is done growing or not, having a little extra room is always a good thing. Expect to use every inch of your Pathfinder’s interior thanks to helpful storage like out-of-sight cargo storage space located on the floor of the cargo hold. Lower door dash bins, a second-row center console, and a pass-through front console round out the pathfinder’s storage space. Got fewer passengers but more stuff? Simply fold the 2nd and 3rd-row seats down to take advantage of the vehicle’s 80.5 cu.ft. of cargo space. The available Motion Active Liftgate means if your hands are full, give a gentle kick under the bumper to open the liftgate and load up your cargo.

  • Technology

    The brown interior of a 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is shown from the side.

    The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder offers a unique driving experience that lets you customize your ride to your needs. No cords are necessary. The Pathfinder’s information is clear and easy-to-access display thanks to its 8-inch infotainment screen. The bold touchscreen is user-friendly and allows drivers to quickly swipe through menus to find what they’re looking for. The available Heads-Up Display and Digital Dashboard let drivers keep an eye on things like speed and fuel levels while keeping their focus on the road.


    Connect with your smartphone, use Nissan navigation to find your way, or access Google Maps or Waze to avoid missing your next turn. Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation offers 3D graphics and an updated layout of the area to make spotting roads or landmarks easy. Syncing your compatible smartphone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay lets you bring along that perfect soundtrack for your next adventure while also sending or receiving messages or accessing all of your favorite apps.

    Tired of searching through tangles or cords and wires for the right charger? Say goodbye to those annoying cords and enjoy wireless charging. Simply place your smartphone on the conveniently located charging pad near the shifter, buckle in, and go! Let your phone charge while you drive. With 2 USB ports per row (that includes an advanced USB-C in the first and second row) plus a 120-V outlet, you and your passengers will have no problem powering up. Use NissanConnect’s Wi-Fi hotspot to stay connected no matter where the road takes you.

    Nissan’s Safety Shield 360

    The Nissan Pathfinder’s advanced technology extends to its safety and driver assist features. Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 comes standard on all of its vehicles and includes six standard features to help you stay safe when behind the wheel. Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection keeps an eye on the road ahead, monitors speed, and alerts drivers to potential accidents, applying the brakes when a pedestrian or cyclist is detected to avoid a possible collision.

    Rear Automatic Braking has your back, keeping an eye on things behind you, while Blind Spot Warning lets you know if a car is riding in your blind spot. Rear Cross Traffic Alert has you covered when you’re backing up, detecting any vehicle that might be approaching from either side. With Lane Departure Warning, the driver is alerted if they start to drift from their lane. Last but not least, night driving just got a little easier thanks to the system’s High Beam Assist, which detects oncoming vehicles and adjusts the headlamps accordingly.

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