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Family SUV now $11,000 cheaper: 2024 Nissan Pathfinder arrives with more choice to battle Toyota Kluger and Hyundai Palisade

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Nissan Pathfinder ST-L.
Nissan Pathfinder ST-L.

Nissan has added a raft of more affordable options to its seven- or eight-seat Pathfinder large SUV range.

CarsGuide unearthed the lower grade trims in government compliane documents in April with Nissan now following through for the Hyundai Palisade and Toyota Kluger rival.

It lowers the start price a by $11,820 to $59,670 (before on-road costs) for the new front-wheel drive (FWD) ST-L trim or $64,170 for the all-wheel drive ST-L. There's a new FWD Ti trim for $67,990, too.

Along with new variants, the existing Ti and Ti-L prices climb by $1000 despite no added equipment.

“We have always wanted as many people as possible to experience Nissan’s adventure-ready family SUV and the reintroduction of the ST-L grade only expands the Pathfinder’s appeal further,” says Sriram Padmanabhan, Nissan Australia Marketing Director.

There's the option to go down further to ST trim, but it seems Nissan has chosen to launch with ST-L as the new entry, which gets a generous amount of equipment.

A set of 18-inch alloy wheels, auto LED headlights with highbeam assist, power tailgate, a 7.0-inch digital driver's display, head-up display, 9.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with wireless smartphone mirroring, heated front seats and cloth upholstery.

Nissan Pathfinder ST-L.
Nissan Pathfinder ST-L.

The Ti, now available in front-drive and AWD, adds an auto-dimming rear view mirror, built-in rear sunshades, wireless smartphone charging, heated second-row seats, leather-accented upholstery and a 13-speaker Bose sound system.

The flagship Ti-L is distinguished by 20-inch alloy wheels, second row captain's chairs, auto wipers, power-adjust steering wheel and passenger's seat, front seat ventilation, ambient lighting, larger 12.3-inch digital driver's display, panoramic sunroof and quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery.

Nissan Pathfinder ST-L.
Nissan Pathfinder ST-L.

As before, all Pathfinders use a direct injection 3.5-litre petrol V6 developing 202kW at 6400rpm and 340Nm at 4800rpm. Nissan has not yet developed the X-Trail and Qashqai's e-Power hybrid technology for the Pathfinder.

Both front- and all-wheel drive variants use a nine-speed automatic transmission. Towing remains capped at 2700kg braked.

The revised Pathfinder range is available now with the Ti-L AWD flagship the only model delayed, expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of this year.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder prices

ModelVariantPrice
Nissan PathfinderST-L 2WD$59,670
Nissan PathfinderST-L 4WD$64,170
Nissan PathfinderTi 2WD$67,990
Nissan PathfinderTi 4WD$72,490 (+$1000)
Nissan PathfinderTi-L 4WD$82,490 (+ $1000)

All prices are before on-road costs.

John Law
Deputy News Editor
Born in Sydney’s Inner West, John wasn’t treated to the usual suite of Aussie-built family cars growing up, with his parents choosing quirky (often chevroned) French motors that shaped his love of cars. The call of motoring journalism was too strong to deny and in 2019 John kickstarted his career at Chasing Cars. A move to WhichCar and Wheels magazine exposed him to a different side of the industry and the glossy pages of physical magazines. John is back on the digital side of things at CarsGuide, where he’s taken up a role as Deputy News Editor spinning yarns about the latest happenings in the automotive industry. When he isn’t working, John can be found tooling around in either his 2002 Renault Clio Sport 172 or 1983 Alfasud Gold Cloverleaf.  
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