I was recently invited to attend the Los Angeles Internationa Auto Show – Nissan NEXT Event to preview the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The all new Pathfinder is a mid-sized SUV and features a redesigned chassis, dual moonroof, a slightly larger model, increased fuel efficiency and is also equipped with a lot of technology features for the entire family.
As a mom one of the first things I look at in a car is safety. The Nissan 2013 is equipped with several safetly features including built in GPS to immediately detect your location, antilock disc brakes and six front-seat & full-length airbags. The 2013 Pathfinder also has a hands free built in phone system, a 360-degree AroundView Monitor camera system, a backup camera and parking sensors. There are also child safety rear door locks for the passenger doors.
The second thing I look at is the appearance and features. Is it easy on the eyes? Does it have an iPhone connection? Can I listen to my favorite music? Will my family be entertained? These are the type of questions I have when checking a car. The Nissan 2013 Pathfinder is a classy and sexy mid sized crossover SUV. When I stepped into the vehicle is feels like a luxury car. Immediately upon entering the car I had to check to ensure there is a USB connection for my iPhone. I found it and was very pleased because it also had a roomy center-console to store my purse, CDs, DVDs and personal items.
If you are an adventurous family like mine, the vehicle also features 2WD, 4WD or Auto mode options and 5,000 pound towing capacity to tow your boat, trailer or camper on a hitch. The beauty of this car is that it seats 7 people comfortably for a large family such as mine. The seats in the rear also fold down for added cargo room.
The interior of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder includes seats for 7 members of the family. There is a lot of legroom for all the passengers and a roomy in the cargo area to carry groceries or sporting equipment.
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder we previewed includes a Tri-Zone Entertainment System which is controlled with a touch screen display on the dash and Onstar FMV (For My Vehicle) feature for navigation services. The driver and front seat passenger can enjoy satellite radio while the remaining passengers watch movies on dual 7-inch DVD monitors. One of the best features of the entertainment system are the wireless headsets and rear auxiliary audio and video input jacks for family members that want to plug in their video games or electronic equipment.
The Nissan Pathfinder has evolved from a rugged mid-sized SUV into a luxury crossover. This vehicle is a great option for techie families in need of a mid-sized SUV. For an overall experience of the vehicle, please visit: http://www.nissanusa.com/suvs/pathfinder, follow Nissan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NissanEspanol and visit your local Nissan dealer to test drive the vehicle for yourself.
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