- 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.
- Engine, drivetrain, and fuel economy
- Warranty and servicing
2023 Nissan Pathfinder pricing
Prices exclude on-road costs.
|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
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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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|Glacier white||Scarlet ember|
|Super black||Ivory pearl|
|Brilliant silver||Deep ocean blue.|
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
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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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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:
The fifth-generation 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is on sale now.
For more information on Nissan’s wait times, click here.
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