2023 Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity

March 10th, 2023 by

Look no further than the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder if you’re searching for a new vehicle with an impressive towing capacity that you can use for work or play. Whether you need to tow another automobile or bring your boat out to the water to enjoy with the family, this powerful SUV can do it all and more. Our team at Hertrich Nissan of Newark wants to help you learn about the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity, including the various accessories you can purchase for an optimal towing experience.

What Is the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity?

The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder’s towing capacity is 6,000 lbs with 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. This vehicle has intelligent four-by-four seven-drive terrains, allowing you to take on more than just concrete. With these terrain modes, you can haul your items, like a camper, dirt bike, snowmobile, or boat, through mud, snow, gravel, and more. The 3.5-liter Direct Injection Gasoline V-6 engine gives the SUV forceful power with its nine-speed automatic transmission.

Feel good about driving in most weather with the vehicle’s four-by-four system having direct coupling, helping you in low traction conditions, such as snow. Plus, going off-road has never felt smoother with the SUV’s rigid chassis.

Pathfinder Featured Accessories

There are featured accessories to help make the most of the vehicle’s towing capacity. The Pathfinder’s key accessories are:

Roof Rail Crossbars

The Roof rail crossbars can help with towing smaller items on top of the SUV, like a kayak. If you get this model, roof rail crossbars are available as an add-on feature. These can also increase cargo storage since you won’t have to attempt fitting it inside the trunk or backseat. It’s important to note that the Nissan Roof Rail Crossbars have a maximum weight limit of 165 lbs.

Tow Hitch Receiver Kit

A tow hitch receiver kit has a Nissan custom frame-mounted design, so you can have peace of mind towing your items. The kit can include a tow hitch finisher and trailer tow harness, or you may purchase them separately. Often, the dealership installs this for you.

Trailer Harness

A trailer harness is simple to use and makes it easy to connect to the SUV. This harness may give the trailer lighting power and connections or circuits for the trailer brakes. A dealership is also likely to install this accessory for you.

Hitch Ball

When you’re ready to tow your items, place the hitch ball on the hitch ball mount. There are various hitch balls you can purchase, but some can hold up to 5,000 lbs. If you go to a dealership, they can install this for you.

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Towing Features

This SUV comes with different features that make towing a breeze, including:

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic emergency braking can use sensors throughout the Pathfinder to detect objects around the vehicle. When the sensors identify an item, pedestrian, or potential collision, it automatically hits the brakes for you to avoid the obstacle. This can help you with towing because it may reduce potential hazards or accidents. This feature doesn’t ensure accident prevention, but it works to reduce your likelihood of getting into one.

Blind Spot Warning

Use the blind spot warning to help reduce collisions in your blind spot. This feature uses sensors, similar to automatic braking, to identify objects or pedestrians on the driver’s side or in the rear, but they can also do more depending on the vehicle’s technology. Depending on the SUV, the warning can come with a sound, vibration, or visual caution. This can help you maneuver more easily while towing.

Intelligent Around View Monitor

Nissan’s Intelligent around view monitor allows you to see a bird’s-eye view of your entire SUV. You can get a full view of everything outside and above your Pathfinder, making it helpful when towing so you don’t collide with anything. It can also make entering and leaving a parking space easier.

Rear Sonar System

The rear sonar system from Nissan sends signals to the sonar control unit when it identifies an object behind the SUV. You may find this feature handy when navigating the Pathfinder in reverse while towing an item, which may cause obstructed vision from the rear windshield. The vehicle will emit a sound to warn you about the obstacle before you run into it.

Rear-Cross Traffic Alert

The rear-cross traffic alert is an advanced driving assistant system that may help you notice when other vehicles are approaching them. For example, your SUV may make a sound indicating another car is coming from behind, so it’s best to avoid changing lanes until they pass, especially when you’re towing. This alert can also warn you about cars when you’re in reverse or parking.

Rearview Monitor

A rearview monitor, similar to a backup camera, provides you with improved visibility when you have the SUV in reverse while having an item attached to the back. The camera can show you what’s behind you and use different colored lines to indicate how close or far away you are from an object or pedestrian. Depending on your vehicle, the car may beep or make another sound to warn you that you’re too close. You may also use rearview monitors whenever you’re driving, not just while backing up.

Tow Hitch Receiver

A tow hitch receiver is one type of trailer hitch that you can use to enhance your towing experience with the SUV. You or a dealership can bolt this item to your vehicle, generally underneath in the rear, and it has a tube. The tube is where you attach the ball mount or any hitch accessory.

So, there you have the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder’s towing capacity and performance. What do you think of this model? Contact us and tell us your thoughts. Here at Hertrich Nissan of Newark, we value our consumers’ opinions. Visit our dealership in Newark, Delaware, to learn about this mighty SUV more from our expert sales team, or you can ask for a test drive to get to know its handling.

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