The Pathfinder Rock Creek is Nissanis this year’s new off-roader, and it adds a host of equipment to improve off-road performance. Notable extras include 5/8-inch raised suspension, 18-inch rim-style wheels, wider off-road tires, a new front fascia design, and a 220-capacity tubular roof rack. pounds. If you want the Pathfinder to flex over off-road, it’ll cost you $44,115, including the $1,295 destination fee.
That price puts Rock Creek firmly between middle and high school students SL , assuming that the equipped versions are equipped with all-wheel drive, as Rock Creek comes standard with AWD. If you want to go the cheap route, the base Pathfinder S model with front-wheel drive is actually $35 cheaper this year at $36,295. However, a Platinum (top trim) is up $1,300 over 2022, so don’t think Nissan has made the Pathfinder any cheaper than any car. If you want to add all-wheel drive to any model (besides the Rock Creek), you have to pay an additional $1,900.
As for what’s new in the 2023 model year aside from the addition of Rock Creek trim, Nissan has kept changes to a minimum. Decorating SL adds a wireless charging dock to its standard equipment list. Both the SL and Platinum get new 10-way power passenger seats. And finally, Platinum offers a new second-row captain’s seat package with a removable second-row console. Everything else remains the same, no surprise considering Pathfinder is brand new only last year.
Nissan says the 2023 Pathfinder is on sale now.