Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder | Consumer Reports

Nissan finally adds a three-row car-based SUV, filling a long empty hole in their line-up.

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2013 NISSAN Pathfinder - Folding Rear Seats
To fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum cargo hauling, first lower the head restraints and headrest. Remove the center headrest. To remove the headrest, push and hold this lock knob while moving the headrest in an upward direction. Store the headrest properly. Next, stow the second row seatbelts in the seatbelt hooks found on the sides of the vehicle. Then, lift up on the recline lever on the side of the outboard seats, and fold the seatbacks flat. To return the second row seats to an upright position, push up on the seatback until it latches in place. To fold the 3rd row seats flat, pull this strap to release the head restraint. Then pull up on the latch in the upper corner of each seatback and lower the seatback. To return the third row seats to an upright position, pull the straps to raise each seatback until secured. Pull back on the head restraint until it latches. Do not use the pull strap.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder INTERIOR: Seats As previewed in the Pathfinder Concept, one of the biggest changes to the upcoming Pathfinder design is the return to a unibody platform (also utilized on the second generation Pathfinder), which offers numerous benefits including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging flexibility. Starting with a look at its premium features, the Pathfinder Concept's quiet, comfortable interior includes rich leather-appointed seating surfaces, heated and cooled front seats, heated 2nd row seats, heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start and multiple user memory settings, and an advanced Bose® Audio System with 13 speakers. The Pathfinder Concept's unique versatility comes to life in the design of the 2nd and 3rd rows. In addition to what is expected to be among the roomiest 2nd rows in its class, it also features exceptional 3rd row access -- thanks to large rear door openings, 5.5 inches of 2nd row seat travel, and forward folding seat design for ease of entry and exit to the 3rd row. The 60/40-split 2nd row features an innovative "child seat mode" allowing forward movement and access to the 3rdrow with a child safety seat remaining securely in place (on the 40 percent split-fold side). "One of the dilemmas facing families with both young children and infants/toddlers is getting the older kids in the 3rd row without having to remove a child seat mounted in the 2nd row. This innovative design solves that issue," explained Castignetti. "Plus, with the extensive 2nd row seat travel, it's easy to adjust legroom or accommodate cargo spontaneously as needed." The 3rd row seat is a 50/50 split folding design, offering added cargo flexibility, and it also reclines for greater passenger comfort. Both the 2nd row and 3rd row seats fold flat for optimal cargo capacity and there is additional under floor storage in the rear cargo area. Thoughtful technology is also found throughout the Pathfinder Concept interior, starting with the instrument panel, which includes an advanced drive-assist display directly in front of the driver -- along with a large multifunction IT display in the center of the dash, Nissan Navigation System with real-time traffic and weather information and Zagat Survey® restaurant guide, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and RearView Monitor. The Pathfinder Concept also features Nissan's advanced Around View™ Monitor, which shows the driver a virtual 360-degree image of the area around the vehicle. Other technology includes a tri-zone climate control system, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, power rear liftgate, iPod® integration, and tri-zone entertainment system with 2nd row headrest-mounted DVD display screens. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) includes an individual tire pressure display and EasyFill Tire Assist -- similar to that introduced on the Nissan Quest --that provides both visual and audible signals to help owners conveniently maintain correct tire pressures without the use of a gauge. A remote engine start function allows the climate control system to warm up or cool down the interior prior to driving.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Review | Family Adventure Vehicle! 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Today we are going to look at the all new re-designed 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder has been around for over almost a quarter of a decade. It has always been known as a family adventure vehicle; something that is versatile yet sporty. It allows families to carry their cargo and more passengers than ever before. Where we find out customers are looking most is having space, functionalist and of course gas mileage. This Pathfinder has improved greatly since the last release. How did we do that? We put a 3.5VQ motor in it; we maintain 260hp and 240 ft-lbs of torque. It still has the power people want but it is best in fuel economy in its class. We paired that up with the CVT to get you that smooth ride. You can tell when you drive this the power is crisp and there is no shift shock. The vehicle is full of technology. It has Nissan connect, navigation, it is the first SUV to offer a bird's eye view of the car. This vehicle also has a camera on each side of each wheel. This Nissan Pathfinder also allows room for 7 much like the previous models; however this Pathfinder allows even more leg room. Nissan created the long slide system; it allows much more room to get into the third row of the Pathfinder. You are getting an SUV in a more economic package with the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. One of my favourite things about the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is the I-4x4. It stands for intuitive 4x4 what it does is the systems on board will realize when a tire is losing traction the car will split power from the front to back 50/50. The benefit of this is if your tires are losing traction you are conserving gas. The Pathfinder can also be locked in front wheel drive, or 4x4. I think the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is going to be a top seller. It has the safety, performance and fuel economy. It has so much in this package and space on the interior for less. Nissan actually reduced the price from the outgoing model to this model. Come on down to West Coast Nissan and experience the West Coast Attitude. West Coast Nissan 19625 Lougheed Hwy Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z2 Canada (604) 460-1333

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