Nissan Pathfinder Ti AWD SUV 2023 Review

How good is the new Nissan Pathfinder

Pathfinder Ti – Nissan Pathfinder has been a bot of a chameleon over the years, changing to suit market tastes between rugged 4WD, to soft road SUV and now sitting somewhere between.  2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti exterior front grill We drove the mid spec Ti model last week.

The Pathfinder is a large seven seat SUV that caters to a larger family. It has modern rugged styling and a well laid interior.

With a 3.5L V6 petrol engine and nine speed automatic transmission, there is adequate performance but it’s a little thirsty. Towing is relatively good for the class as is off road capability.

The AWD version adds mud and sand modes to the terrain drive modes.

Standard Pathfinder features include 10 itch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, heated front seats, 8-inch HUD, a 10 inch driver instrument cluster.

The Ti model comes with some appreciated features like heated rear outer seats, wireless smartphone charging pad and additional USB charging port for the third row of seats.

It also comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety suite.

The Pathfinder Ti sits in a competitive segment and is priced from around $70,000 plus the usual costs.

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More Pathfinder Ti Details

Base Model ST

  • 10” TFT Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • 8” Head-Up Display
  • 10” touchscreen with navigation, inbuilt Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Heated front seats
  • Tri-zone air conditioning
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety suite including Predictive Forward Collision Warning with Junction Assist and Emergency Braking (calibrated for pedestrians and cyclists), Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and back-up collision intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter, Traffic Sign Recognition with overspeed prevention

ST-L adds:

  • Digital Around View Monitor with moving object detection
  • ProPILOT “semi-autonomous driving assistance”
  • Mud and Sand Terrain modes for 4WD models
  • Hill Descent Control (4WD only)
  • Power tailgate operation
  • Roof rails
  • Remote-engine start for cabin pre-cooling or heating

Ti adds:

  • Heated rear seats
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Additional USB charging outlet for third row of seats

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti interior central screen

What is Good?

  • Extremely comfortable and quiet inside
  • Good road manners
  • Captain chair option

What is not so Good?

  • Petrol can be thirsty.
  • AWD not 4WD
  • No hybrid version

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Large Luxury AWD SUVs are popular and expensive. The Pathfinder is on the larger end of the segment.

Buyers could look at  the Hyundai PalisadeMazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger

Some final thoughts

The all-new Pathfinder was worth the wait.

Think of it more as a capable AWD SUV rather than a true 4WD. It has a sophisticated drive mode select that has different terrain functionality, but the ground clearance will be a limiting factor.

As a family wagon for snow trips its excellent. It will also tow more than almost everything else in the class and that’s handy.

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti-L engine

Nissan Pathfinder

Model

Pathfinder Ti MY 2023

Model Price$71,490 MLP*
Engine3.5 Litre V6 Petrol
Drivetrain9 Speed automatic and 4WD
Power202kW @ 6400rpm
Torque340Nm @ 4800rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP
0-100kmh / Top SpeedN/A
CO2 Emissions245 g/km
Economy ADR10.5 l/100km combined cycle
Range (WLTP) / ADR877km
Economy on test12.8L/100k
Servicingcapped price for the first six services
Warranty5-Year Unlimited Kilometre
Roadside Assist 5Yr 24-Hour Roadside Assistance

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti interior front

Overall Rating

83/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort8
Equipment8
Performance8
Ride and Handling9
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose8
AWD / Towing*9 (4/5 AWD – 5/5)
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money8

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length5004mm
Wheelbase2900mm
Width1978mm
Height1798mm
Wheels20×8.0 Alloy
Tyres255/50 R20
Max ground clearanceUp to 179mm
Wading DepthTBA
ApproachTBA
RampoverTBA
Departure angleTBA
Turning Circle KTK11.8m
Boot Min205Lmm
Boot Max782mm
Kerb Weight2083kg
Payload (kg)667kg
GVM (kg)2750kg
GCM5450kg
Towing Capacity2700kg
Tow Ball rating270kg

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Ti exterior rear

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Summary

The all-new Pathfinder was worth the wait.

Think of it more as a capable AWD SUV rather than a true 4WD. It has a sophisticated drive mode select that has different terrain functionality, but the ground clearance will be a limiting factor.

As a family wagon for snow trips its excellent. It will also tow more than almost everything else in the class and that’s handy.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.