2013 Nissan Pathfinder: All-New with class-leading fuel economy
Nissan has announced today the launch of the all-new 2013 Pathfinder that has received a complete makeover for the 2013 model year. The previous generation Pathfinder was outdated and needed a total update. And Nissan has come through in a big way with the 2013 version. The revamped SUV gets all-new exterior styling that is more aerodynamic, a new unibody platform, advanced technology and a new drivetrain that gives the 2013 Pathfinder best-in-class fuel economy.
The crossover SUV segment is very competitive and Nissan needed to update the Pathfinder to keep up with the competition and it looks like they have succeeded. The all-new SUV has been in the design room gym and has shed 500 pounds compared to the outgoing model. The weight reduction allows the new Pathfinder to achieve a best-in-class 26 mpg on the highway.
Significant increases in fuel mileage
Nissan says the 2013 Pathfinder's fuel economy has improved more than 30 percent over that of the 2012 model. Both front and four-wheel-drive 2013 Pathfinder models lead their segments in fuel economy across the board. Nissan is reporting fuel mileage numbers of 20/26 city/highway for the FWD and 19/25 city/highway for the 4WD version.