Following considerable changes for 2022, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder will be a carryover model. The 2022 Pathfinder SUV is about to start on a new chapter with significant improvements. This means that the Pathfinder 2023 will only have minor enhancements. The fifth-generation Pathfinder is on the way, with a whole new styling, interior features, and engine options.
This model will continue to provide a familiar V6 engine with good performance. Some reports also indicate a plug-in hybrid variant, but this is far from certain. Anyway, Nissan will reveal its new model next year, and here’s what we know so far.
Nissan Pathfinder Exterior Design
The Pathfinder had lost some of its raw appeal by the fourth generation, but the redesign for 2022 brought back that recognizable appearance. Thanks to that, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder will be carried through to the 2023 model. This model now sports a more upright stance, sharper front fascia, modern headlights, and recognizable V-Motion grille.
The Pathfinder also sports bolder flared fenders and other design characteristics that set it apart from the previous model. Given that the fifth generation is only in its second year, we expect the design will remain unchanged.
We anticipate only minor changes inside the new 2023 Nissan Pathfinder. Because the next-generation model is on its way, the 2023MY will be basically the same model. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, given that this model has a well-thought-out cabin arrangement and a sleek design. To mention a few highlights, it includes simplified buttons, a stubby gear shifter, a floating infotainment display, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Some interior elements, such as the seats, appear to be sportier than before. Upper trim levels, as before, are available with standard leather upholstery. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is available, just like the 10.8-inch head-up display. We are still waiting for more details, as Nissan could deliver a surprise or two.
The previous model’s 3.5-liter V6 engine will be kept in the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder. This engine generates 285 horses and up to 260 lb-ft of torque. The Pathfinder SUV, on the other hand, replaces the CVT with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The AWD system is available on all models. This setup also includes seven driving modes and it will be an optional feature. In addition to a smooth ride and sound deadening components, Nissan has made the Pathfinder a quiet SUV.
In the city, the Pathfinder achieves a combined fuel efficiency of 21 miles per gallon. Furthermore, when fitted with a fully equipped AWD system, this SUV achieves 27 miles per gallon on the highway. Lastly, the hybrid model is not official yet, but this could happen, which will be the most significant upgrade so far.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Price, Release Date
The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive next summer. Pricing is presently unknown, but with no changes expected, we anticipate that the 2023 Pathfinder will maintain its current price of $34,500. Once again, Pathfinder will continue to rival models such as Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot.