The 2022 model year kicked off the fifth-generation Pathfinder with an all-new design, powertrain, and tech. With this crossover still fresh, we expect the 2023 Pathfinder to be a carryover model.
The Pathfinder lost some of its rugged mojo in its fourth generation, but the 2022 redesign brought a touch of it back. This redesigned crossover boasts a more upright design, flat nose, striking LED headlights, prominent V-motion grille, flared fenders, and more. With it only entering its second year, we expect this design to remain the same.
Inside, the new-generation Pathfinder delivers a rugged, sporty, and modern combination with its simple dash setup, clean HVAC interface, stubby gear shifter, flat-bottom steering wheel, and “floating” infotainment screen. Buyers can even load the Pathfinder up with luxury, including the available quilted semi-aniline leather seating.
Tech is plentiful inside the Pathfinder with its available 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, 10.8-inch head-up display, and a 9-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. We expect the cabin design and features to remain the same in the 2023 Pathfinder.
Under the current Pathfinder’s hood is a 3.5-liter V6 powerplant with 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. This power heads through a nine-speed automatic transmission and out to the front wheels. Nissan’s Intelligent 4WD is available as an option. We expect this powertrain to remain unchanged in the 2023 Pathfinder.
The IIHS hasn’t yet tested the new-generation Pathfinder’s crash safety, but we know the current model comes loaded with standard advanced safety gear. This gear includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross0traffic alert, lane-departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and more. Buyers can add other features like adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, and more.
Pricing & Release Date
There’s no official on-sale date yet for the 2023 Pathfinder, but we expect it to arrive in the summer of 2022, following the current model’s release schedule.
Pricing is also unconfirmed, but with no changes coming, we expect the 2023 Pathfinder’s prices to remain close to the current model’s MSRP range of $34,560-$49,240 (destination fees included).
Pictured: 2022 Pathfinder