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Day by Day Review: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum car test drives nissan daily car reviews
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This week’s tester is going to come in handy and in fact already has. I’m behind the wheel of Nissan’s all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder – in Platinum trim, this vehicle is loaded and is a lot of vehicle for the money! I’ll be back and forth renovating my condo and I’ve already filled the Pathfinder to the brim with donations from what was left behind – what would have easily been three trips in the ATS was one in the Pathfinder.

The Nissan Pathfinder is powered by Nissan’s famous and potent 3.5L V6 engine – in this application it is offering 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Of course the Platinum model Pathfinder is four-wheel drive with selectable drive modes, including four-wheel locking and the most useful and most used “Auto” mode.

Day by Day Review: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum car test drives nissan daily car reviews
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The Pathfinder starts at $29,998 for the S model, which is front-wheel drive; the Platinum tester that I have starts at $42,098 but comes loaded with features.

Standard on the Platinum are: 20-inch alloy wheels, power heated folding mirrors, trailer tow package, seven-passenger leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, 60/40 second row heated bench seat, 50/50 split third row, push-button start and power liftgate.

But it doesn’t stop there, adding standard navigation, Bose audio system, around view monitor system with rear sonar and rear view monitor and more. My tester doesn’t even stop there, though! No sir. Added to my tester is the Premium package for an additional $3,100, which adds dual seven inch headrest DVD system, wireless headphones and dual panoramic moonroof.

All this for under $50,000 — so far I’m impressed.

MSRP as tested (including destination): $47,053

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James Bergeron is an Ottawa-based automotive journalist. He is also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).