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Nissan Announces Pricing for 2005 Pathfinder; All-New Pathfinder Offers More Space, More Power and More Features

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GARDENA, Calif.--Oct. 8, 2004--Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing for its all-new 2005 Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle. The new third-generation Pathfinder is built on the F-Alpha platform utilized on the full-size Nissan Armada and offers a standard 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and three-row seating. Its enhanced off-road performance capabilities include an available All-Mode 4-wheel drive system and advanced Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and 4-wheel limited slip.

The new Pathfinder is available in four trim levels, XE, SE, SE Off-Road and LE and in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

The 2005 Pathfinder features a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,650 for the new XE trim 2-wheel drive, which includes aluminum-alloy wheels, Vehicle Dynamic Control and AM/FM/CD audio system as standard equipment. The volume-leading Pathfinder SE adds fog lamps, an 8-way power driver's seat, a segment-exclusive(a) Easy Clean Cargo Area and more. The 2-wheel drive SE starts at an MSRP of $25,850, which is $1,150 less than last year's Pathfinder SE model and significantly less than comparably equipped competitive segment leaders.

"The new Pathfinder has been designed to offer the best balance in its segment of legitimate off-road capability and true on-road utility -- perfect for the adventures of young families," said Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "It features equipment that our customers will greatly appreciate, such as standard 2nd and 3rd row flat-folding seats, as well as available DVD-based navigation, DVD video entertainment and Bose(R) audio systems."

The SE Off-Road model, which is new for 2005, embodies the spirit of the original Pathfinder as a rough-and-ready adventure vehicle. It includes such defining features as distinctive wheels, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, Rancho(R)-branded performance shocks, unique blue seat cloth and chrome "Off-Road" badging. The 4-wheel drive Pathfinder SE Off-Road starts at an MSRP of $30,450.

The Pathfinder LE adds refinement with more traditional features, including standard leather-appointed seats, wood-toned trim, Bose audio system, sunroof and 17-inch wheels and tires. MSRP for the 2-wheel drive Pathfinder LE is $32,550.

Complete pricing and option packages are available below.

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at or by contacting the corporate media line at 310-771-5631.

(a) Ward's middle utility segment

                        2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER

                                  Description          List Price(1)


   4x2 XE            4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       24,650
   4x2 SE            4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       25,850
   4x2 SE Off Road   4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       28,450
   4x2 LE            4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       32,550

   4x4 XE            4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       26,650
   4x4 SE            4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       27,850
   4x4 SE Off Road   4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       30,450
   4x4 LE            4.0 Liter V6           A/T        $       34,750

FACTORY INSTALLED OPTIONS                      XE   SE    SE OR   LE

   Satellite Radio  - XM           $      400        X      X      X
   Satellite Radio  - Sirius       $      400        X      X      X
   SE Comfort Package              $    1,350        X     Std
   SE Premium Package              $    1,700        X      X
   Patrol Package                      N/C                         X
   Airbag Package                  $      700   X    X      X     Std
   Navigation Package (LE)         $    2,000                      X
   Mobile Entertainment System
    (DVD)                          $    1,600        X      X      X
   Off Road Leather Pkg            $    1,400               X

PORT INSTALLED ACCESSORIES                     XE   SE    SE OR   LE

   Body Color Side Molding         $      130   X    X      X      X
   Splash Guards (4 piece set)     $      130   X    X      X      X
   In-Cabin Microfilter            $       50   X    X      X      X
   Floor Mats - 4 piece set                                  
    (Charcoal or Beige)            $      130        X      X
   Floor Mats & Carpeted Cargo Mat $      230   X                  X
   Sunroof Wind Deflector          $       70        X      X      X

(1) Suggested List Price:  Manufacturer's recommended pre-delivery
    service included.

    Destination and Handling       $      560