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
http://www.youcar.tv 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.





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