After the recent redesign, which has brought a lot of new things, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder, which will represent the second production year of this generation, will carry on in the same way. Simply, the new model is still very fresh and it shines in so many ways, so there is no need for bigger updates. Still, we can hear rumors that suggest novelties and that particularly refer to the new powertrain options. Allegedly, the next year’s model could come with a new, hybrid powertrain on the offer. However, the officials are still quiet on this matter, so make sure to take these rumors with reserve.
All in all, you may count on a familiar layout. The new model has so many things to offer, starting from a completely new styling, styling and luxurious interior and plenty of standard and available equipment. Furthermore, we like the smooth ride, as well as the capable V6, which now comes with a classic automatic transmission instead of CVT.
The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Design
Considering that we are talking about the second production year of the generation, it’s hard to expect any particular changes. The overall design will certainly remain the same. Therefore, you may count on a design that is still based on the good-old D platform, but which brings significant improvements regarding suspension and chassis setup. As a result, the new model is more comfortable and much better to drive, particularly in terms of steering and handling in general.
Of course, there is a new styling as well, which brings the brand’s latest design language, characterized by sharper and bolder lines than before. Considering all these novelties, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder will feature no bigger changes. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see things like new color options, or maybe a new appearance package.
The same thing goes for interior design. It’s hard to expect any changes for the second production year, especially after all the novelties that were introduced with this overhaul. The new cabin looks impressive in many ways. First of all, the quality is better, while the materials are mostly high-end quality. Finally, the new, modern aesthetics, combined with lots of tech features, make this cabin look pretty luxurious.
Besides great quality and appearance, this cabin also offers a high level of comfort. The front seats are spacious, massive and supportive, while the second row also accommodates adults with ease. On the other hand, the third row is a little bit less impressive, but that’s a typical thing for the segment.
The cargo area offers around 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 45 behind the second and 80.5 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is quite typical for the segment.
A few novelties here and there are always possible, but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model. So, base versions should come standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. The list of options should include goodies like a panoramic roof, a 9-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, two additional USB ports, a 13-speaker Bose sound system, and wireless device charging.
The same thing is with safety features. So, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward and rear collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Engine
We have no doubt that the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder will continue with the same 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to ensure a comfortable and convenient ride. Things are way better in terms of driving experience compared to the previous generation, mainly because of the 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a way better job compared to the previously used CVT. The average fuel economy goes around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the class.
Some sources also speculate about the hybrid version, which would be based on Nissan’s new ePOWER technology, which uses electric motors to turn wheels, while the gasoline engine acts as a generator. At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 35.000 dollars. Models like Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride should be some of the key competitors.