NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was named one of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com, a top online resource for car shopping. The recently-redesigned Pathfinder is recognized for its balance of style, affordability, safety and technology.
Car experts from both organizations examined hundreds of vehicles before narrowing it to a list of 10 for 2013. Fuel-efficient technology, next-generation dashboards and overall safety were cited as impressive features among the vehicles making this year's exclusive list. Pathfinder is one of two vehicles named in the SUV category.
Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America said: "This next-generation version of one of our most iconic nameplates combines the capability of an SUV with the comfort and roominess of a sedan in order to satisfy the entire family. Enhanced technology and styling upgrades make this Nissan's most innovative Pathfinder ever. The market continues to show its excitement for this vehicle with year-to-date sales up over 180 percent, and Nissan is honored for it to be included among the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013."
The 2013 Pathfinder combines comfort and utility with a more refined unibody construction providing a civilized ride yet maintaining capability, with best-in-class standard towing capacity of 5000 lbs and ALL-MODE 4x4-i 4WD system. The Pathfinder offers the right level of enjoyment and engagement to meet the real-world needs of the modern family. Thoughtful technology is found throughout the Pathfinder interior, including Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display in the center of the instrument cluster right in front of the driver and available segment-exclusive convenience technology Around View® Monitor with "bird's eye" view.
The all-new fourth-generation Pathfinder seats up to seven passengers and boasts best-in-class highway fuel economy of 26 mpg, best-in-class passenger 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 5.5 inches for easy access to the back row. LATCH AND GLIDETM provides forward movement and access to the 3rd row with a child safety seat remaining securely in place (on the passenger curb side). When carrying seven passengers, the Pathfinder still accommodates up to 16 cubic feet of cargo.
This most recent honor adds to the rapidly expanding list of accolades for the 2013 Pathfinder, which has previously been awarded MotorWeek's "Best Large Utility," Popular Mechanics' "Most Versatile" vehicle in its 2013 Automotive Excellence Awards, one of WardsAuto World's "Ward's 10 Best Interiors" for 2013 and the top ranking in Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 10 Best Family Cars of 2013.
"The Best Family Cars of 2013" appears in the July issue of Parents magazine, and is on newsstands June 11th.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
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Parents was founded in 1926 and, along with American Baby, FamilyFun and Ser Padres, makes up The Meredith Parents Network portfolio of parenthood brands. Parents is the leading voice for a community of more than 15 million moms who are engaged and inspired by the brand's trusted content. In turn, these moms enlighten and inspire others by joining ongoing conversations about parenthood via Parents.com as well through Parents' robust presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Parents is dedicated to engaging and inspiring moms with the information they need, wherever they go. Parents can be found online at www.parents.com.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need. Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you're at the dealership or on the go, we're always by your side with our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps and our Edmunds.com Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.
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*Ward's Large Cross/Utility Market Segmentation. MY13 Pathfinder vs. 2013 Large Cross/Utility Class