New Nissan Pathfinder Debuts in Dallas

After joining forces with the city of Dallas in a new sponsorship agreement, Nissan took over Klyde Warren Park in the city in order to make a major announcement — the reveal of the new Nissan Pathfinder for 2017. Expected to go on sale in the States sometime this fall, the Pathfinder was unveiled in a dramatic event featuring a pop-up urban maze. Nissan called the event “#FindYourNewPath.”

new Nissan PathfinderPresent at and participating in the event were Dallas city officials and representatives from the Parks and Recreation department. Nissan is now a Premier Sponsor of Klyde Warren Park, as well as a Presenting Sponsor of park events, and a sponsor of the park’s free Wi-Fi service. Nissan will also be considered the park’s official vehicle brand.

Jose Munoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman of Nissan North America, Inc., commented, “Nissan has had a 35-year presence in Texas with a longstanding commitment to supporting activities at the local community level, whether school activities or Habitat for Humanity housing builds.”

The new Nissan Pathfinder offers a refreshed exterior, a new 3.5-liter V6 engine, and other features including an available motion-activated power liftgate. The new Advanced Drive Assist Display gives drivers access to new high-tech safety features.

New Nissan Pathfinder Named to KBB.com’s Best Family Cars List for 2015

The Nissan Pathfinder is now a repeat winner of a Best Family Car award from KBB.com. After a redesign, the next-generation Pathfinder has been blazing a trail of excellence ever since. The mid-size SUV has landed back-to-back acknowledgements on the Best Family Cars list thanks to its improvements in comfort, roominess, safety technology, and rear entertainment technology.

Those improvements—not to mention best-in-class ratings in towing capacity, passenger volume, and fuel efficiency—made the Pathfinder one of only two mid-size SUVs to make the list. The list is compiled by a panel of expert editors as well as normal families. The cars go through rigorous testing to determine which ones should be included on the list—and the Pathfinder passed all the tests with flying colors.

Best Family Cars List - Nissan Pathfinder“Completely redesigned just two years ago, 2015 Pathfinder retains its core values of fun, utility and fresh style while also adding a number of exciting enhancements beneficial for the whole family,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “With plenty of cargo space and interior room, and a smooth ride with solid handling, the 2015 Pathfinder is a classic ‘family-first’ vehicle, and we’re elated to once again be included among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars.”

Come see us here at Lewis Nissan to see all the features of the new Pathfinder, from the 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, the EZ Flex Seating System, and a 13-Speaker Bose Premium Audio system. Of course, it also drives pretty well too. Come see us for a test drive today.

Kelley Blue Book Awards Nissan’s Family-Friendly Lineup

2014 Nissan AltimaKelley Blue Book® recently released its list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2014. Of the 12 vehicles on the list, one quarter of them are Nissans.

What constitutes the best family car? According to KBB®, room is a big deal (not surprising when you think of those road trips when all you heard was “He’s touching me!”). Fuel economy, entertainment and overall practicality were also deciding factors. KBB experts tested the vehicles by installing and uninstalling car seats, letting their kids hop in and out, and even checking out the back seat entertainment.

Three of Nissan’s five core models, the 2014 Nissan Altima, Rogue, and Pathfinder, were chosen as the Best Family Cars of 2014. The diversity of Nissan’s winning lineup is a testament to the automaker’s ability to meet customers’ various needs in every segment.

“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” said Dan Mohnke, Nissan’s vice president of Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations.

“From Pathfinder’s more conventional family profile to Rogue’s wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions to Altima’s ideal fusion of sportiness and practicality, the mainstream appeal of these vehicles’ designs has been borne out in robust sales numbers and third-party accolades such as these most recent awards from KBB.com.”

Looking for a family outing? Round up the gang and head to Lewis Nissan to check out our family-friendly vehicles.

Nissan Announced Pricing for the 2014 Pathfinder!

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is on sale now at U.S. Nissan dealers worldwide. The 2014 Pathfinder continues the premium style, comfort, thoughtful technology and fuel economy of the 2013 model. The SL Tech Package is new to the 2014 Pathfinder and features Bose 13-speaker Permium Audio System, Nissan Navigation System, XM NavTraffic, Voice Recognition and NavWeather capability. The SL Tech Package also goes with an 8-inch color touch-screen monitor, Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide and Bluetooth Streaming Audio.

The MSRP for the Nissan Pathfinder 3.5-liter V6 is below:

Pathfinder S 2WD

$28,700 USD

Pathfinder SV 2WD

$31,960 USD

Pathfinder SL 2WD

$34,900 USD

Pathfinder Platinum 2WD

$39,600 USD

Pathfinder S 4WD

$30,300 USD

Pathfinder SV 4WD

$33,560 USD

Pathfinder SL 4WD

$36,500 USD

Pathfinder Platinum 4WD

$41,200 USD

The prices above do not include the destination and handling fee of $845.

The 2014 Pathfinder has an EPA estimated 26 mpg highway, 22 mpg city, and a combined mpg of 25 for the 2WD model. The 4WD model has an EPA estimated 25 mpg highway, 19 mpg city and combined mpg of 21.

Lewis Nissan is proud to have the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder in stock! Check out our inventory for more details!

Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine List of 10 Best Family Cars Included the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder!

Parents magazine and Edmunds.com recognized the 2013 Pathfinder as one of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013. The Pathfinder is redesigned and was recognized for its balance of technology, safety, style and affordability.

Car experts from each organization examined hundreds of vehicles before they could narrow down to the top 10. Some of the key elements they were looking for were fuel-efficient technology, next-generation dashboards and overall safety.  There are only two SUV’s on the exclusive list this year, and the Pathfinder is one of them.

2013 Nissan PathfinderJon Branceau, 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 the 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.”

For more information on the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, check out all the trim level information here.  For a complete list of our Pathfinder inventory, click here.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has Arrived!

Not shortly after the 2013 redesigned Pathfinder was launched, Nissan is unveiling its 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. It packs all the same features of the standard crossover but offers slightly better fuel economy.

The new hybrid has a 2.5-liter supercharged engine that is paired with a lithium-ion and 15kW electric motor. It can produce 250 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, which are ten less horsepower but three more pound-feet than the standard.  The hybrid has a combined 26 mile per gallon rating and a 25 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. These, of course, are still estimates.  On a full tank, the cruising range of the Pathfinder Hybrid is up to 526 miles, something to be excited about!

The interior of the Pathfinder Hybrid remains the same, not compromise on roominess or comfort. The cargo space and passenger space is the same as its sibling. Official pricing has not been set yet, but Nissan said it might be around $3,000 more than the standard Pathfinder. For a hybrid that doesn’t compromise on space or comfort, $3,000 more than its brother is nothing!