The Pathfinder rolled into 2023 on a high note after Nissan refreshed the model and shifted gears for 2022.
But the three-row family competition’s already fighting back with the Toyota Highlander undergoing a refresh along with the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride receiving updates as well.
The Pathfinder’s TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10 trails those rivals, but the numbers don’t tell the full story.
After spending a snowy winter week with the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder, I was reminded why it’s worth considering for many families. Here’s where it hit and missed.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder
Hit: Retains V-6 power
For 2023, the Toyota Highlander ditched its V-6 engine in favor of a turbo-4 with similar power. Traditionalists who appreciate naturally-aspirated power delivery and a bit more bravado for the ears will appreciate the Pathfinder’s 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 284 hp…