Snapshot

  • 2023 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and features
  • Overhauled cabin with standard head-up display and 9-inch infotainment system
  • Priced from $54,190 before on-road costs

The next-generation 2023 Nissan Pathfinder large SUV has landed in Australia.

First revealed in early 2021, the fifth-generation Pathfinder is available locally in four grades, with an overhauled design, a carryover naturally-aspirated V6 engine, available second-row captain’s chairs, and price rises compared to the outgoing model.

While the outgoing model – last updated in 2020 – was on sale in ST, ST+, ST-L and Ti variants, the new SUV will be available in ST, ST-L, Ti and Ti-L grades.

Both the entry-level ST two-wheel-drive and flagship Ti-L four-wheel-drive Pathfinders have been hit by a significant increase over the old model, while the ST-L and Ti are up by around $2000 each.

A rival for popular large SUVs like the Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Palisade and Toyota Kluger, the fifth-generation Pathfinder also offers a braked towing capacity of 2700 kilograms, which Nissan claims is the highest in its segment.

An overhauled cabin that’s more luxurious than before and a comprehensive suite of active safety systems also feature, although unlike Nissan’s other new SUVs – the Qashqai and X-Trail – the Pathfinder does not ride on an all-new platform.

Outside, the design of the fifth-gen Pathfinder is bolder and more four-square than its curvy predecessor, but it’s inside where customers will notice the biggest change.

The cabin now features a much cleaner design, and the quality of materials has taken a substantial leap forward. In-car tech is also a vast improvement, with every model in the range boasting a 9.0-inch centre screen, 10.8-inch head-up display and a digital instrument cluster. Wireless Apple CarPlay is also standard, although Android Auto requires a wired connection.

Eight seats are offered as standard, but like Mazda CX-8 and CX-9, the flagship Pathfinder Ti-L offers two captain’s chairs in the second row, converting to a seven-seat layout.

JUMP AHEAD

  • Pricing
  • Features
  • Colours
  • Engine, drivetrain, and fuel economy
  • Safety
  • Dimensions
  • Warranty and servicing
  • Availability

2023 Nissan Pathfinder pricing

Prices exclude on-road costs.

Model Price Change
ST FWD eight-seat $54,190 up $6950 (over previous ST FWD)
ST-L AWD eight-seat $61,790 up $2650 (over previous ST-L AWD)
Ti FWD eight-seat $65,910 up $2270 (over previous Ti FWD)
Ti AWD eight-seat $70,030 down $110 (over previous Ti AWD)
Ti-L AWD seven-seat $80,227 up $10,087 (over previous Ti AWD)

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2023 Nissan Pathfinder features

ST

18-inch alloy wheels (grey) Tri-zone climate control
9-inch centre touchscreen Rear parking sensors
Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto Heated power-folding side mirrors
AM/FM/DAB+ radio Cloth upholstery
Four USB ports (2x USB-A, 2x USB-C) Plastic steering wheel
Six-speaker audio system 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster Six-way manually-adjustable passenger seat
10.8-inch head-up display Heated front seats.
LED headlights, tail-lights, and daytime running lamps

ST-L

IN ADDITION TO ST:
360-degree camera system Leather-accented steering wheel
ProPilot active safety suite LED fog lights
Front parking sensors Roof rails
Electric tailgate Rear privacy glass.
Remote engine start

Ti

IN ADDITION TO ST-L:
18-inch alloy wheels (machine finished) 12-speaker Bose audio system
Leather-accented upholstery Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Heated second-row seats Third-row USB-A port
Wireless phone charger Optional two-tone black roof. 

Ti-L

IN ADDITION TO TI:
20-inch alloy wheels Ambient interior lighting
Second-row captain’s chairs Rain-sensing wipers
Quilted leather-accented upholstery Power-adjustable steering wheel
Panoramic sunroof Side mirror tilt-to-reverse function
Ventilated front seats Chrome side moulding.
Digital rear-view mirror

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Colours

Glacier white Scarlet ember
Super black Ivory pearl
Brilliant silver Deep ocean blue.
Gun metallic

Metallic paint incurs a $700 premium. A two-tone black roof option is available on Ti and Ti-L in ivory pearl, scarlet ember, gun metallic and boulder grey for $1200.

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Engine, drivetrain, and fuel economy

Under the bonnet, the Nissan Pathfinder retains its 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 producing 202kW and 340Nm; however, it is now paired to a nine-speed torque converter automatic transmission, instead of the outgoing model’s CVT.

Nissan says this should deliver a small gain in fuel economy, but the Pathfinder is still expected to be one of the thirstiest family SUVs in its class. Many rivals offer smaller capacity engines or thriftier diesel powertrains and, unlike the outgoing Pathfinder, this new model won’t be available as a hybrid.

The new Pathfinder is produced in the United States and a hybrid powertrain is not currently available at the factory. This means Nissan won’t have a rival for electrified versions of the Toyota Kluger, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe.

As before, the Pathfinder will be available in front- or all-wheel-drive guise, with AWD needed to achieve the 2700-kilogram braked towing capacity.

2023 Nissan Pathfinder fuel economy

3.5-litre FWD 10.0L/100km 234g/km
3.5-litre AWD 10.5L/100km 245g/km

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Safety

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is covered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on testing conducted under the latest 2020-22 criteria.

It has a 86 per cent score for adult occupant protection, 93 per cent for children, 78 per cent for vulnerable road users, and 85 per cent for safety assist.

For a full run-down on the Pathfinder’s crash performance, click here.

Seven airbags (dual front, side, curtain, and front-centre) feature across the range.

Each variant includes the following active safety equipment as standard:

Autonomous emergency braking (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, junction, reverse) Adaptive cruise control
Lane-keep assist Traffic sign recognition
Lane departure warning Trailer sway control
Rear cross-traffic alert Rear occupant alert
Blind-spot alert Automatic high-beam.

ST-L grades and above also include Nissan’s ProPilot+ safety suite, allowing semi-autonomous highway driving in certain situations.

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Dimensions

While its body is redesigned, the latest Nissan Pathfinder uses an updated version of the old model’s underpinnings meaning its wheelbase is carried over. The general proportions are also largely the same, although this new model is slightly shorter and wider.

It has a wheelbase of 2900 millimetres, and is 5004mm long, 1978mm wide and 1802mm tall.

2023 Nissan Pathfinder boot space

With the rear seats up, the Nissan Pathfinder has a 554-litre boot capacity.

Folding the second row increases luggage capacity to 782 litres, while there’s 205L of storage with all seats in use.

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Warranty and servicing

As per the wider Nissan range, the Pathfinder is covered by the brand’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with complimentary roadside assistance across the same period.

Maintenance is required every 12 months or 10,000 kilometres, whichever occurs first.

Nissan has yet to confirm capped-price service details for the new Pathfinder, but the outgoing model has the following costs over five years:

12 months/10,000km $291
24 months/20,000km $309
36 months/30,000km $425
48 months/40,000km $367
60 months/50,000km $314

Availability

The fifth-generation 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is on sale now.

For more information on Nissan’s wait times, click here.

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