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New for 2013: Nissan Trucks, Utilities and Vans

8/28/2012
2013 Nissan Trucks, Utilities and Vans Model Overview

The most significant news for the lineup of 2013 Nissan SUVs, trucks and vans is the debut of a redesigned Pathfinder as a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV. Additionally, a new 2013 Nissan NV200 commercial van debuts, designed to serve businesses seeking more fuel-efficient alternatives to traditional full-size vans. The Juke lineup expands for 2013 with the arrival of the Midnight Edition and the Juke NISMO performance variant, while other models receive minor updates for 2013. The exceptions are the Frontier pickup and the Xterra SUV that shares a platform and engineering with the Frontier. As this buyer's guide is written, Nissan isn't offering details on these models, except to say that the 2013 versions go on sale early next year.


2013 Nissan Armada
The Nissan Armada is an 8-passenger full-size SUV equipped with a 317-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine. It can tow up to 9,000 pounds and carry up to 97.1 cubic feet of cargo. The model lineup includes SV, SL and Platinum trims with rear- or 4-wheel drive.

What's New:
  • Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and sliding sun visors are now standard
  • Luxurious Platinum Reserve package adds 20-inch dark chrome wheels, dark chrome grille and trim, and 2-tone leather seats
  • Available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system
  • Five new colors


2013 Nissan Frontier
Nissan has not yet announced changes for the 2013 Frontier pickup truck, explaining that details will be available when the truck goes on sale in early 2013.


2013 Nissan Juke
The Nissan Juke is a compact crossover SUV equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a choice between a manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Nissan sells the 5-passenger model in S, SV, SL and new NISMO trim levels.

What's New:
  • New performance-oriented NISMO trim debuts with extra horsepower and torque, sport suspension and steering, torque vectoring control, 18-inch wheels and tires, NISMO sport seats, and modified styling inside and out
  • New Midnight Edition arrives with dark-colored wheels, mirrors and rear spoiler
  • Optional Rockford Fosgate EcoPunch premium sound system
  • Reversing camera added to Juke SV's optional navigation system
  • Three new paint colors


2013 Nissan Murano
The 5-passenger Nissan Murano crossover SUV is offered as a 5-door traditional utility or a 2-door convertible called the CrossCabriolet. Each is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, CVT, and front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New:
  • CrossCabriolet model continues through the end of the year as a 2012 model. No changes announced for beyond that time frame
  • A universal remote and auto-dimming rearview mirror are standard on Murano SV
  • Titanium-finish aluminum wheels available on SV and SL trims
  • New SV Value package adds navigation, Bose premium sound, power liftgate, and Titanium wheels
  • Optional lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and moving-object detection systems for SL and LE trims
  • Two new paint colors


2013 Nissan NV
The 2013 Nissan NV full-size van is built on the same platform as the Titan pickup truck. It is offered in NV1500 Cargo, NV2500 HD Cargo, and NV3500HD Cargo and Passenger models, with a standard roof or a high-roof design and a choice between a V-6 or V-8 engine. The NV3500 HD can carry up to 12 passengers.

What's New:
  • Vinyl wear patch added to inside bolster of cloth front seats
  • Three new colors


2013 Nissan NV200
The new Nissan NV200 is a compact van designed for use in cities. A passenger version has been selected as the "Taxi of Tomorrow" in New York City.

What's New:
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and CVT
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 1,500-pound payload capacity
  • Ability to carry standard 40"x 48" pallets
  • Taxi version has panoramic glass roof panel
  • Taxi version has anti-microbial seating surfaces
  • Taxi version has independent air conditioning controls for rear seat


2013 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is completely redesigned, transforming from a rugged body-on-frame sport utility vehicle to a crossover SUV with seating for up to 7 passengers, up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The new 2013 Pathfinder is available in S, SV, SL and Platinum trim levels.

What's New:
  • 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with CVT
  • Front- or 4-wheel drive
  • Standard easy-fill tire alert system
  • Standard EZ Flex seating with Latch and Glide third-row access
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Optional lane-departure warning system
  • Optional moving-object detection system
  • Optional panoramic glass sunroof
  • Optional triple-zone rear-seat entertainment system


2013 Nissan Quest
The Nissan Quest minivan is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a CVT, and is sold in S, SV, SL and LE trim levels. It is unique among vans in that the second- and third-row seats fold in half like an SUV's seats to make extra space for cargo, rather than featuring fold-and-tumble or release-and-remove design.

What's New:
  • SV now available with a rear-seat entertainment system
  • LE equipped with a standard AroundView Monitor system


2013 Nissan Rogue
The 5-passenger, 5-door Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV slotting into the lineup between the Juke and the Murano. It has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and a CVT, and features front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New:
  • Bluetooth connectivity and two extra stereo speakers added to S Special Edition
  • New SV Premium Edition includes automatic climate control, Bose audio system, navigation system, and a power sunroof


2013 Nissan Titan
The 2013 Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck that originally debuted in current format for the 2004 model year. It is available in King Cab or Crew Cab styles, two wheelbase lengths, three cargo box sizes, and rear- or 4-wheel drive. The standard 317-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine generates 385 lb.-ft. of torque, and the Titan can tow up to 9,500 pounds and haul as much as 2,153 pounds of payload.

What's New:
  • New designs for the tailgate, steering wheel, and 16-inch steel wheels
  • Step rails standard on SV and SL trims
  • Updated PRO-4X styling, inside and out
  • Display audio system with USB port and reversing camera standard on PRO-4X
  • Standard navigation and reversing camera for Titan SL
  • PRO-4X and SL trims available with power sunroof and DVD rear-seat entertainment system
  • Seven new colors


2013 Nissan Xterra
Nissan has not yet announced any changes for the 2013 Xterra 5-passenger SUV, explaining that details will be available closer to when the new Xterra goes on sale in early 2013.