Pathfinder wins 10 Best Family Cars list

Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book and Parents Magazine all agree - the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is the winner!

2013  PATHFINDER is now  #1 on KelleyBlueBooks' 10 Best Family Cars list, plus 10 Best Family Cars by Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine.

The reinvented 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was named to the top spot on the list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. The 2013 Nissan Altima also made this year's cut of KBB.com's top family-friendly vehicles. Each year, editors at Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, develop their list of the 10 Best Family Cars based on characteristics that cater to unique family specifications and situations.

"The Pathfinder and Altima were both completely redesigned to enhance the driver and passenger experience with a bevy of technology and styling upgrades that satisfy the needs of the entire family," said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "The marketplace has embraced the new direction of these vehicles, and it's a tremendous honor to be recognized by Kelley Blue Book for our achievements in making Pathfinder and Altima two of the most family-friendly vehicles on the road today."

The 2013 Pathfinder represents a new synthesis of comfort and utility for this iconic, 27-year-old nameplate, with a more refined unibody construction providing a civilized ride yet maintaining best-in-class standard towing capacity of 5000 lbs. Kelley Blue Book's editors also recognized the vehicle's improved ride quality, better handling and best-in-class highway fuel economy of 26 mpg. Technology played a big role in Pathfinder's award as well, with KBB.com praising features such as available Around View® Monitor with "bird's eye" view, which the outlet claims is "among our favorite features in existence."

The all-new fourth-generation Pathfinder seats up to seven passengers comfortably and boasts best-in-class interior volume, best-in-class front headroom and legroom and class-exclusive reclining third row seats*. The Nissan EZ FlexTM Seating System allows the second row to move forward or backward up to 5 1/2 inches for easy access to the back row, even with a child seat installed. When carrying seven passengers, the Pathfinder still accommodates up to 16 cubic feet of cargo.

The 2013 Nissan Altima, launched in June of 2012, was included among KBB.com's 10 Best Family Cars due to its "sharp new look, tech-savvy features, refined driving characteristics and class-leading fuel economy" of 38 mpg. KBB.com gave special mention to Altima's "comfortable seating for five and a host of safety features including blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist."

The fifth-generation Altima is equipped with standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®. Other innovative technologies offered on Altima include NissanConnectSM and NissanConnectSM Navigation with a suite of Bluetooth® phone connectivity features including hands-free text message integration, Pandora® playback, real-time Google® POI search and more. Easy Fill Tire Alert adds further convenience for drivers and passengers who are protected by next-generation Safety Shield Technologies including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.

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The Mossy Nissan Pathfinder keeps San Diego drivers coming back for more!

The 2013 Model is here!


(1986 Nissan Pathfinder, Left; 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Right)

The Nissan Pathfinder has long been a popular choice for San Diego drivers looking for rugged off road performance and legendary Nissan reliability. But what began as a rock crawling road warrior in 1986 has evolved substantially over the last 27 years. The sleek newly redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder delivers a whole new level of refinement, performance, and dazzling technological innovation.

Nissan truly redesigned this 2013 Pathfinder from the ground up. They replaced the original heavy truck-based frame with a lighter chassis, shedding 500 lbs.  The lighter weight allowed Nissan to power the new Pathfinder with a smaller, fuel-efficient V-6.  Nissan also equipped the 2013 Pathfinder with their next generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission for maximum fuel efficiency. And to top it all off, they designed a sleeker, aerodynamic exterior. These refinements resulted in a 30% increase in gas mileage - without sacrificing a 5,000 lb towing capacity!

The 2013 Pathfinder's roomy, luxurious interior is totally new as well.   Nissan's premium three row EZ Flex (TM) seating system offers seating for seven. The third row seats even recline for extra room! Dropping the 2nd and 3rd row offers a virtually flat space of almost 80 cubic feet for extra large loads!

Nissan's incredible hi-tech innovations are on full display in the 2013 Pathfinder.  Nissan's available Tri-zone entertainment system has video screens positioned in the backs of the headrests to entertain your passengers. The new Around View® Monitor, which uses four cameras to show a 'bird's eye" view of the Pathfinder on the touch screen monitor, will help drivers park easily in the tightest spots. The 2013 Pathfinder also has available hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming audio, and an advanced Drive Assist™ Display - a 4 inch color monitor with customizable easy to read delays of fuel economy, tire pressure and more!

There's so much more to see and enjoy in this new Pathfinder, why not go to your local Mossy Nissan in San Diego and test-drive one today?

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