All-New Nissan Pathfinder Named To "Ward's 10 Best Interiors" 2013 List<7201.T>

Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:00am EDT

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- Nissan's inviting and spacious 7-passenger interior earns Pathfinder a spot on
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  April 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Today,  WardsAuto World 
named the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder to its annual "Ward's 10 Best
Interiors" list for 2013. The recently-redesigned Pathfinder is recognized for
its comfortable, yet functional interior.  



Vehicles are selected to the "Ward's 10 Best Interiors" list after an intensive
evaluation of dozens of nominated vehicles, each judged in areas such as
materials, ergonomics, safety, the human-machine interface, comfort, fit and
finish, aesthetics and overall value.

"Nissan really did its homework in developing the all-new interior for the
Pathfinder," said  WardsAuto World  magazine executive editor  Tom Murphy. "It's
warm, inviting, spacious and ready for anything. From the thick, Berber carpet
floor mats to the Dual Panorama Moonroof, the new Pathfinder is a fine example
of graceful utility."

The full "Ward's 10 Best Interiors" feature will be available in the May issue
of  WardsAuto World  and online at The award will be
presented during a ceremony in  Dearborn, Mich., on  May 22.

Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America said: "The
completely-redesigned Pathfinder is Nissan's most innovative Pathfinder ever.
Combining the capability of an SUV with the comfort of a sedan for the entire
family, the 2013 Pathfinder offers a tremendous amount of interior room and
amenities to keep passengers of any age comfortable. Nissan is honored to
receive this prestigious award and thanks  WardsAuto World  for the

The all-new fourth-generation Nissan Pathfinder seats up to seven passengers and
boasts best-in-class passenger volume, best-in-class front headroom and legroom
and class-exclusive reclining third row seats.* The Nissan EZ Flex  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

This most recent honor adds to an already impressive list of awards for
Pathfinder this year. In February, MotorWeek announced the 2013 Nissan
Pathfinder as their winner in the "Best Large Utility" category at the Chicago
Auto Show. Additionally,  Popular Mechanics  named the Nissan Pathfinder "Most
Versatile" in its 2013 Automotive Excellence Awards.  

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 and, or visit the Americas media sites  and  

About Nissan
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 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of  9.4 trillion
yen  ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. 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.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at

About Ward's Automotive Group
Ward's Automotive Group is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data
and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 80
years.  WardsAuto World  is a monthly magazine serving automotive professionals.
 www.WardsAuto.comis an online subscription service delivering virtually all the
industry news, data and analysis compiled by Ward's Automotive Group, the
world's leader in automotive industry information. A Southfield, MI - based
division of Penton Media, Inc., Ward's Automotive Group also publishes the
weekly industry newsletter  Ward's Automotive Reports, and offers a wealth of
other automotive information services including reference annuals, online
databases, and customized data reports.

*Ward's Large Cross/Utility Market Segmentation. MY13 Pathfinder vs. 2013 Large
Cross/Utility Class

SOURCE  Nissan North America

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