Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Nissan Pathfinder



Looking for a very affordable SUV that seats 7 and gets an average of 21 mpg? Then the Nissan Pathfinder is perfect for your family. 

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder gets 19 and 25mpg so this SUV gets decent gas mileage for a large SUV. 
I used this Pathfinder the entire week I had it. I had 3 appointments that week and we even made a trip to the zoo, the car was returned with 1/2 tank of gas! It's not a gas guzzler at all and that is a feature that I look for in a vehicle. 

This SUV starts at a base price of $28,650 and it has plenty of features that any family would love. 
One of my personal favorites is the push start. As long as the key is within a certain amount of feet from the car you can push the brake and push the button. This allows me to leave my keys in my purse while in the car and start it without issue. 
Also on the outside of the front doors is a button, if the doors are locked you can push that button and it unlocks that door so you can get in. You can not lock your key in the car :)
It also has the wonderful rear backup camera. And if you turn your wheel the yellow bar turns with you to show you exactly where you're going.

When you are in park and put the car in reverse the side mirrors rotate down to allow you to see if you're going to run over/hit something
 and they pop back up when you put it in drive

The Pathfinder easily and comfortably seats 7 passengers. Two in the front seats, three in the 2nd row and two in the very back. Most 3rd rows are pretty hard to get to, but Nissan's EZ Flex Seating System makes it very easy. 
 You pull the lever up
 It brings up the leg 
 and then you push the seat forward to easily access the third row. 

Both rows of seats completely fold down to expose 79.8 cu ft of space.



If that wasn't enough space there is also a hidden storage compartment in the trunk

Even my husband at 5'10" and 260 pounds was able to very comfortably fit in the 2nd row of this vehicle.


Overall this vehicle was a breeze to drive. It is a 4x4 and you can set it to automatic or lock it in 4x4 mode. 

It has heated seats and has a gorgeous center console area. As well as steering wheel mounted controls. 
The Nissan Pathfinder is a great family vehicle and has plenty of space for a growing family. 

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has received an award for the Highest Government Side-Impact Safety Rating, definitely a wonderful award to have on your vehicle if you have children. 

If you're looking for a gorgeous SUV this may be it for you. I highly recommend this SUV for anyone looking for one!




*Disclaimer, I received a Nissan Pathfinder for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle.



88 comments:


Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Wow, that is very spacious inside. I don't think they used to be that roomy. Thanks for sharing!


QueenB said...

nissans are nice. i love all of the safety features they have!


Erin Blackford said...

I would love to have such a luxurious car as this nissan. Safe, spacious, and i like the trunk a lot.


Ashley-Raye said...

Wow, that's a nice and spacious vehicle! Would be great for hauling two and four legged family around!


Olivia R said...

What about air vents in the back? It seems like they always forget to put these in standard SUV, Ike the Hyundai Tucson Limited which I have.

I love my back up camera and the side view movement would be great to have as well. I have yet to try push start, but those that have it...love it.


Ashley Suzanne said...

Sweet ride! You are so lucky to get to try these out!


Michelle Knopp said...

I love have spacious this is, with third row seating. With three boys this would be super nice.


Sandy VanHoey said...

This sure would be a great vehicle for my son and his 5 children. Love it!


Janet W. said...

I love the interior, looks so comfortable! The push button start is such a neat feature!


Carrie Phelps said...

It sounds like the perfect vehicle! It certainly has amazing features and is very attractive. I would have camped in it for the week!


Kristina S said...

Looks like a great vehicle! Very spacious and a lot of nice features


Elena said...

Nice car! I like that it's spacious. Thank you for the review!


Product Junki said...

Oh my this pathfinder is so beautiful!! i never knew they were so luxurious!! so lucky i love that it seats 7!!


Rachel A. said...

My hubby and I were thinking of getting a Honda Pilot when we upgrade to a bigger car with a bigger family. But now seeing this, we are going to have to go test drive one!


Dianne Hall said...

What a great review. I'm looking to sell my car and get something a little more roomy. This looks like a wonderful vehicle!


Liana W. said...

Great cargo space! Our Honda Pilot does pretty well, but the middle row doesn't fold down completely flat like this. Note to self for when we start looking for another vehicle! (Admittedly, not for a few years, though.) :)


wendylady88 said...

your giveaways are awesome!


Bekah Kuczenski said...

This vehicle looks so roomy! I could use a bigger vehicle with a toddler and a baby on the way! I also love the rear back up camera!


Aimee P. said...

Very nice vehicle. I like the room in the back and how the seats fold down. It looks very comfy


Ashley-Raye said...

I love the extra cargo space in the trunk floor!


kenny hall said...

That thing has SO much room. I would love this....I'll keep dreaming :-)


Remus said...

looks very roomy....if I were in the market for a vehicle that big I would deiniftely consider it!


Brutus Duffy said...

Looks spacious! Your pictures give me a better perpsctive than the Nissan site does-thanks.


amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

very nice vehicle thanks for sharing..


Nicki Joseph said...

Loving the third row seating. What a nice, sleek vehicle.


Allison Downes said...

I used to have a Nissan Xterra, it was a awesome car. This one looks so comfy and spacious! Thank you for sharing!


Sandy VanHoey said...

I love this and when my son is in the market to purchase, he needs to check this out. There is him and 5 kids so they need all the room


Brandon B. said...

I love my Nissan Altima. I would consider buying one of these if/when I upgrade!


denisekonkel said...

I love the interior. So sleek.


Bekah Kuczenski said...

I love that this seats 7 people. We are out growing my car, but I really don't want a mini van, I think this would be perfect for my family!


Rehannon Bischoff said...

Wow great car, love the 3 rows of seats, and the extra storage space in the back is an added bonus.. Nissans are great vehicles.


clc408 said...

It looks so roomy. A great choice for a family.


Remus said...

I love that you can't lock your key in the car.... definitely need that!


Mami2jcn said...

I love the 3rd row of seating! I wish we had that.


Susan DeVaux said...

This looks like such a awesome car. I wish we were in the market for a new one.


Laura Beth said...

Love that you can't lock your keys in the car... lol, definitely a must for me!


Rachel said...

I'd love to have all that room! Can you have the doors locked and someone outside just push the button and open the door? I'm hoping there is some kind of safety feature to prevent carjackings....


Aline Grigorian said...

Wow! So much space inside! Pretty cool.


Heather M said...

Rachel, YES but the key needs to be near the car, so I guess it wouldn't make it any different than if a burglar had your key anyway :)


Kimberley Meier said...

I love cars that have the push button start feature it's so cool!

Kimberley Meier
momof3chaos at gmail dot com


Gianna said...

If it seated 9+ I'd be all over it :)


Chantal said...

We will probably be in the market for a different car after the next baby so I will keep this one in mind! :)


MommyB said...

that looks awesome!


Amanda said...

I haven't seen the new Pathfinders! They look a lot like the Acadias! I love how the mirrors rotate down and then back up!


Rebecca Lock said...

I did not realize the Pathfinder had a third row. I am impressed with the amount of leg room available.


Erin E. said...

Pathfinders have always been really nice SUV's. Your review is fantastic!


curvacious said...

beautiful vehicle. would be great for our growing family so I'll add it to the list of "to look at"


Timshaun said...

Love this vehicle.


brich2222 said...

This is a really sharp looking vehicle! Love the space in it!


Morgan.Jo.V.89 said...

Lovin this blog! So gonna pass it on to my preggo sis-in-law!!


Conor said...

Very spacious! It would even fit my giant English Mastiff dog comfortably!


lmurley2000 said...

nice, wish I could afford one of those

lmurley2000@yahoo.com


Gianna said...

Very roomy.


Sylvia Ortiz said...

Wow! The Nissan Pathfinder is more sleek (not bulky) and has so many great safety features now. Also love the "heated seats", for those chilly mornings. ;)


kathy pease said...

Now that is my kind of vehicle it has so much room..when I go grocery shopping and open the back I have basketballs rolling out from my son and hubby..This would be awesome :)


trishden said...

Love all the features of the Nissan Pathfinder. I have a GMC Envoy and it is a gas gussler! I also locked the keys in it the first week I had it and it was running! I also dented up the driver's side door backing up, so this Nissan sounds great. Thanks for the review.


Megan said...

LOVE all the storage space. The vehicle I currently own also has a push to start button, and it is a MUST. So nice that the Pathfinder has this (for me) essential feature!


Greenhorn Mom-to-be said...

I love the fact that you can't lock your keys in the car. I can't even imagine how many times I've done that lol. The push start is awesome too! I hate fishing for my keys!


Angela Nichols said...

I really love this. It is very luxurious for a mini van. I love the back up cam too. Thanks for giving us an honest review.


meredith m said...

Thats a nice looking car - i'll have to add it to my list to look at since well need a car soon


amy16323 said...

i really like that


Alyssa said...

I NEED a push start car... pregnant brain makes me lock my keys in the car all the time! lol


Emma Gladstone said...

Wow that car is beautiful! Where is mine? :). I really want one of those. You have me so interested!


Chris Alejandro said...

Wow I'd be happy with half of those features!


Emily Frederiksen said...

We have a Nissan and love it. It's a 1995 and still runs great! These are well made cars.


Pam Halligan said...

I'm in the market for an SUV, and do need to find a vehicle that is reliable and affordable. I've had Nissans in the past and have been very happy with them. I like the look of the Nissan Pathfinder and the features. Thanks for the review.


MissMannah said...

My husband and I have been thinking about upgrading to an SUV and we will have to consider the Pathfinder thanks to your review! It looks awesome and has all the features we need, I especially love the easy fold-down seats.


Kayla said...

You have sold me on this car! We were on the fence between this and a ford explorer but now I REALLY want this for our next vehicle and cannot wait to get it :)


Wendi S said...

I want this so bad. It is my car.I love the way it looks and when I test drove it I loved the height!


ALee said...

Wow the pathfinder has come along way! My mom had one in the 90s but this one is much nicer!


ALee said...

I must say I really am a fan of this Pathfinder. I really wish we could get a new car right now....


amos snowden two life sentence unfair said...

I love the Pathfinder I just wish we could afford to purchase it


Laura Ann said...

what an awesome car with great features. I would love to have one of these!


Katie M. said...

I love the backup camera! What a great idea, especially for if you have kids.


Kimberly said...

Thanks for the great review!


Marcia Lee said...

Thank you for your review; it was very helpful. My husband and I were just talking this morning about buying a new vehicle and the Pathfinder is now #1 on my list.


Linda said...

I've always wanted a Pathfinder. I love the back up camera and how spacious the inside is.


lgothard said...

I was wondering what the Pathfinder looked like inside. It has a lot of room, and I like the gadgets!! It is very nice!!


kbauer74 said...

This is similar to what I have now and if I was in the market to buy a new car this would be it!! I love getting feedback on products from you:)

Kimberly Bauer
kbauer74@verizon.net


S said...

I like my Nissan Rogue but after seeing the Pathfinder, I think that it will be my next!


shigdon said...

That is a great idea making it so you can't lock the keys in the car.


Kelly Tupick said...

These are really nice vehicles. My cousin has one and I absolutely fell in love with it. I love everything about it. It's roomy and very comfortable and it drives so smooth.


Brittany Ann said...

This car looks awesome! Minus the wooden paneling on the interior. :)


John Bell said...

My Wife and I just purchased our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. We do like it and are happy about out purchase, however, our car just locked us out with both keys in the car. We were also told that it was impossible to lock your keys in the car. This is obviously not true. We left the keys in the car while we were unloading out my in-laws and got a bite to eat. When we went out to finish unloading SURPRISE!!!! All the doors were locked and we could not even unlock it by the magic silver button on the front doors. Very frustrating!!!


Patricia said...

i've been wanting some reviews for great family cars! thank you for these!!


Chelsea Rutledge said...

I have been looking into finding a vehicle for our family that has a third row! The problem that I am finding is that once you either have enough room for the third row there is no trunk space or if there is enough trunk space you have horrible gas millage. This looks like it has the space and the better gas millage. We will have to take a look at one. Thank you for the review!


desiree said...

What an informative review! This vehicle sounds like a wonderful option for me to look at when I begin car shopping again. Maybe the newer model though!


Jerry Marquardt said...

What a sweet and quality car. I thank you for this awesome review. What a car to own!