2013 Nissan Pathfinder | from US$28,270.00 | www.nissanusa.com
SUV is in abundance in today’s market, so if money is not object, the choice is not lacking. however, if the opposite holds true for you, then careful math is what you will need to. though that would not necessary be true if we are talking about the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. with price tag starting from just $28,270, it stands as one of most affordable SUV while still not skimping on its features. the new Pathfinder is now 227 kilograms (500 pounds) leaner over its predecessor and still capable of a standard towing capacity of 2.3 tons (5,000 pounds). available in 4×4 and 4×2 drive in four models S, SV, SL and Platinum, the 2013 model is powered by a new 3.5-liter DOHC V6 unit mated to the next-gen Xtronic CVT that offers 260 horses and 325 Nm (240 lb-ft) of torque. those numbers may not sound like much but it should be ample for both on and off road duties. the 2013 Pathfinder sports a bolder, sleeker and more aerodynamic body that sits over an unibody platform that contributes to its weight reduction, as well as increasing structural rigidity over the previous model. other features include panoramic dual-panel moonroof, EZ Flex Seating System for ease of access to the 2nd and 3rd row, reclinable 3rd row seats, Advanced Drive-Assist Display with customizable 4-inch color display for key info, a separate touchscreen monitor for navigation and bunch of other stuff, and selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes for the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. hit the jump for two videos: one on its unveiling at New York City street and another showing its innovative seating and cargo system.