Nissan has given the Pathfinder an upgrade, leaving behind the model's current boxy style it car manufacturing company has adopted a curvaceous new look. With this new shape Nissan is outgoing it's focus on Pathfinder's offroading and concentrating on more on-road performance. With its launch in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, the 2013 Pathfinder supports a smoother and a more contemporary design. The exterior is sleek and aerodynamic while the grill is chrome edged with the front dominated by swept-back and wide headlights. Its shape less boxy than the previous model.
This new design of the seven seater Pathfinder has a lighter unibody platform offering a more carlike ride and handling characteristics. Switching to unibody design help shed 500 pound from the curb weight. This would in turn cause an improvement in the city-highway fuel economy by 25 percent. Also installed in the car is a EZ Flex seating system which allows the split-folding (60/40) second row seats to slide forward and back by 5.5 inches. The 2013 front wheel drive model of Nissan's Pathfinder is estimated at 20 miles per gallon in town and 26 on the highway, while the optional four wheel drive will give 19 in the city and 25 on the highway. The Pathfinder will be on for sale this fall in four different models S, SV, SL and Platinum. The price of the car will be revealed closer to the date of sale.