2023 Nissan Pathfinder

2023 Nissan Pathfinder


Fuel Efficiency10.5 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Ken Parrot


Fuel Efficiency10.5 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder is back, and the latest generation offers considerably more technology and a much fresher look inside and out than before.

The range opens with a front-wheel drive ST, slotting below the all-wheel drive ST-L, the front- or all-wheel drive Ti, and the flagship, all-wheel drive Ti-L.

The Pathfinder’s available four-wheel drive system features direct coupling and a range of terrain modes, comprising Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut plus a dedicated Tow mode. The latter features an onboard trailer stability program.

While Nissan Australia claims the new Pathfinder offers “go-anywhere capability” and is keen to call this version more “rugged” than its chief competitors, it’s not some body-on-frame 4×4 with low-range like the third-generation model sold between 2005 and 2012 (or, for that matter, a Toyota Prado).

The only powertrain is a 3.5-litre V6, now mated with a nine-speed torque-converter automatic transmission instead of a CVT.


Our expert's shortest summary

Newfound rugged design is a winner

Loads of features and tech

Sharper dynamics and refinement are most welcome


More expensive than some rivals

Service costs are dearer than some competitors

Same engine as its predecessor

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Nissan Pathfinder Video Review

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2023 Nissan Pathfinder review (inc. 0-100, autonomy & reverse test)

7 seat luxury!
Dec 8, 2022

Nissan has finally launched the all-new 2023 Nissan Pathfinder in Australia. The next generation Pathfinder launches with the option of seven or eight seats and Paul Maric tests out the top-specification Pathfinder Ti-L version.



All the latest Nissan Pathfinder news

Nissan Pathfinder Range Guide

Which variant of the Nissan Pathfinder range is best for you?

The Nissan Pathfinder ST comes standard with:

  • Eight seats
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with dusk sensors and auto high-beam
  • 9.0-inch touchscreen
  • 10.8-inch head-up display
  • 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster display
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wired Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Black cloth upholstery
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control
  • Heated front seats
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Keyless entry and start
  • ‘EZ Flex’ latch-and-glide seating adjustment
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Electric parking brake
  • 2 x USB-A outlets
  • 2 x USB-C outlets
  • 2 x 12V outlets

Nissan Pathfinder ST-L adds

  • ProPILOT lane-keep assist with traffic jam pilot
  • Surround-view camera with moving-object sensors
  • Roof rails
  • LED fog lights
  • Power tailgate
  • Remote start
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Leather-accented steering wheel

Nissan Pathfinder Ti adds

  • Different-design 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-accented seats
  • Heated second-row outboard seats
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 13-speaker BOSE audio system
  • 10-way power driver seat
  • Third-row USB-A port

Nissan Pathfinder Ti-L adds:

  • Seven seat option (captain’s chairs in middle row)
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Underbody protection
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • ‘Wrap-around’ cabin ambient lighting
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • ‘Premium’ dash trim
  • 12-way power driver seat
  • 4-way power passenger seat


Photos and Images of the Nissan Pathfinder Interior

The new Nissan Pathfinder's interior is a substantial improvement over the old vehicle. We will be reviewing the model in due course and will update with our impressions.



Photos and Images of the Nissan Pathfinder Exterior

A superb modern design with smart lines that both give the new Pathfinder a stylish edge but also make what is a rather large SUV look well proportioned and agile.

Nissan's design team has utilised the same new family design elements as seen on the X-Trail and Qashqai.

Nissan Pathfinder Colours

What colours are available for the Nissan Pathfinder?

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is available in the following colours:

  • Glacier White
  • Scarlet Ember
  • Super Black
  • Gun Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Ivory Pearl
  • Deep Ocean Blue Pearl

The Ti and Ti-L are also available in the following two-tone treatments:

  • Boulder Grey with black roof
  • Scarlet Ember with black roof
  • Ivory Pearl with black roof
  • Gun Metallic with black roof

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Nissan Pathfinder?

Service intervals are 12 months or 15,000 kilometres – whichever comes first.

Pathfinder 2WD service pricing:

  • 15,000km/12 months: $351
  • 30,000km/24 months: $647
  • 45,000km/36 months: $372
  • 60,000km/48 months: $686
  • 75,000km/60 months: $395
  • 90,000km/72 months: $1553

Pathfinder 4WD service pricing:

  • 15,000km/12 months: $351
  • 30,000km/24 months: $710
  • 45,000km/36 months: $372
  • 60,000km/48 months: $753
  • 75,000km/60 months: $395
  • 90,000km/72 months: $1625

How it Drives

Our expert take on Nissan Pathfinder drivability?

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 202kW of power at 6400rpm and 340Nm of torque at 4800rpm, identical outputs to its predecessor. The old CVT has been scrapped in favour of a nine-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. It’s available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Nissan Pathfinder Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The New Nissan Pathfinder has yet to be tested by ANCAP.

Standard safety equipment on all models includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection and junction assist
  • Reverse autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic-sign recognition with over-speed prevention
  • Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Nine airbags
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors

ST-L and up also receive:

  • Surround-view camera
  • ProPilot (adaptive cruise control + lane centering)

Nissan Pathfinder Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Nissan Pathfinder?

Nissan backs its vehicles with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty and five-years roadside assist.

Service intervals are 12 months or 15,000 kilometres – whichever comes first.

Nissan Pathfinder Infotainment

What infotainment do you get within the range?

The base model Pathfinder ST still packs a pretty decent infotainment system with a a 9.0-inch touchscreen, 10.8-inch head-up display and 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster display. There is support for wireless Apple CarPlay but Android users will still need to plug in. The ST's sound system makes do with six-speakers.

Inside, occupants will find a generous 2 x USB-A, 2 x USB-C and 2 x 12V outlets.

Step up to the Pathfinder STL and you will get the much needed surround-view camera with moving-object sensors. We feel this should be standard on the base model as well.

Further up the range, the Pathfinder Ti adds wireless phone charging (handy when you have wireless CarPlay), a much better 13-speaker BOSE audio system and third-row USB-A port

The top spec Ti-L gains a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

Nissan Pathfinder Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Nissan Pathfinder?

It has 205L of cargo / boot space with all seats up, expanding to 554L with the third row dropped and 782L with the second and third row dropped.

Nissan Pathfinder Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Nissan Pathfinder use and what are its emissions?

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder uses 10L/100km on the combined cycle in front-wheel drive guise and 10.5L/100km in all-wheel drive models.

It has a 71L fuel tank.

The 2023 NISSAN PATHFINDER is Combined (10.5) and E10 Compatible (-).

Nissan Pathfinder Dimensions

The dimensions of the Nissan Pathfinder

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder measures 5004mm long, 1978mm wide (excluding the mirrors) and 1798mm tall, on a 2900mm wheelbase.

Braked towing capacity is 2700kg and unbraked is 750kg, with maximum towball download of 270kg and maximum roof load of 74kg.

Kerb mass ranges from 1977kg in the base ST to 2083kg in the Ti-L.

Depending on the variant, the 2023 NISSAN PATHFINDER measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
Ti (4WD)R53 MY234D WAGON5004197818022900
Ti-L (4WD)R53 MY234D WAGON5004197817982900

The 2023 NISSAN PATHFINDER has a braked towing capacity of 2700kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Nissan Pathfinder Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Nissan Pathfinder is categorised as a Large SUV and has a price range of $71,490 to $81,490.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

Frequently Asked Questions