2013 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 4x4 CVT Automatic Consumer Review - A change, but I like

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A change, but I like it!
By easygo3 on


2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


I've had the Platinum Pathfinder for about a month now. It got a rude introduction to winter shorly after I got it, but it came through with flying colors. I traded in a Siverado 4x4 4dr, so the smaller size is taking some getting used to, but the gas mileage and ease of parking are helping a lot! Even with only 600 miles of primarily city driving, and lots of cold weather idling, I'm averaging nearly 18 mpg overall.

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The ride and handling is great, and the Pathfinder got around great during our first good winter storm.

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Some of the controls are small and a little tough to see (especially if you're "visually impaired"!). I'd like to have the 12v outlets a little more accessible. They're almost hidden, and make plugging in a phone charger rather difficult if you have even moderately large hands.
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By tonemaster
on 02/03/13 15:51 PM (PST)

I purchased the SV model, last November, and I do primarily city driving. I have been exyta careful to accelerate slow taking off, and easing off the accelerator when coasting, and I can't get beyond 15.3 MPG. I'm a little concerned that I read reviews of people getting 18 MPG and higher on average and I can't get close to the 19 MPG city advertised. What is the % city driving vs highway driving that you do? Mine is all city with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 highway trips a month. If anyone has any suugestions, please let me know. Thanks.

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By steel11
on 02/04/13 13:05 PM (PST)

I purchased SL with Premium I got about 15 MPG on the first full tank that come with the car. On my second tanks I go 21 MPG 80% highway and 20% city driving. Then I swithed to 2WD on my 3rd tank I am getting 19 or better 80% local and 20% highway. I hope this helps

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