Did you know that Nissan not only still makes the Pathfinder, but it’s not terrible, and it really looks pretty cool now? Well, OK, you probably already know that, but what you might not know is that Nissan announced pricing for the 2023 Pathfinder on Monday.
Just like a new version, the Nissan Pathfinder 2023 is available as front-wheel drive or what Nissan calls “Intelligent All-Wheel Drive”, aka all-wheel drive, because in when there are multiple user-selectable terrain modes, there doesn’t seem to be a way to make it run in two-wheel drive. All models have a 3.5-liter V6 producing 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque, with the exception of the Rock Creek version, which produces 295 hp and 270 lb-ft when use premium fuel. A nine-speed automatic is the only one on offer, but at least it’s not a CVT.
Okay, but how much can you pay if you want a new Pathfinder? Well, the starting price is a very reasonable $36,295 for the FWD S model, which includes a $1,295 destination fee. Of course, you might be more interested in the AWD version, adding $1,900 to that total. If you want a more aggressive off-road version of Rock Creek, pay $44,115 for this privilege. The top-tier AWD Platinum model will run you $51,165.
Given that the Pathfinder offers a nice interior with three rows of seats, it’s still great value for money, something core to the Nissan brand. It’s also not bad and offers reasonably modern technology, both of which will help keep them out of rental fleets and put them in real customers’ driveways.
Nissan Pathfinder 2023 is on sale now.