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October 17, 2023
Posted by Chloe Taylor

Side by Side: The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder SL Vs. Platinum

The Pathfinder is one of the oldest nameplates in this segment, and it still stays true to its reputation for alluring styling, rugged capabilities, and practical interior.

Nissan offers up to five models for the 2023 Pathfinder. If you are considering leasing the latest Pathfinder, you should learn why the SL trim is popular among shoppers and how it stacks up against the range-topping Platinum trim.

SL and Platinum

Like the rest of the lineup, the SL and Platinum trims share the same engine, a potent 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 engine that partners with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. The engine puts out 284 horses and 259 lb-ft of torque on both trims, but there is a newly-added off-road-oriented Rock Creek model where the engine is tuned to generate 295 horsepower.


The Pathfinder comes in five value-oriented trim levels, and the SL is the third trim. As expected, it gets all the standard features from the S and SV trims, including Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, a six-speaker sound system, and Heated front seats. Here are the unique features the Pathfinder SL unlocks.

  • Leather-appointed seats (1st and 2nd rows)
  • 0-inch color touch-screen display
  • Intelligent Around View monitor
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay integration
  • Front and rear sonar system
  • Wireless charger
  • ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • 18-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Power Liftgate
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • HomeLink Universal Transceiver
  • Rear sunshades
  • 10-way power front passenger’s seat, including 2-way power lumbar
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Gun Metallic brushed interior trim

Optional features on this trim include 20-inch dark-painted aluminum-alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, second-row fold-down captain’s chairs, and a 13-speaker Bose premium audio system.


Platinum is the Pathfinder’s range-topping trim, and it offers high-quality interior materials and top-tier convenience features in addition to the best amenities from all the other trim levels. Below is a breakdown of all the high-end, unique features that come standard on the Pathfinder Platinum.

  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Exterior mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature
  • Motion Activated Liftgate
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Interior accent lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 120-volt AC power outlet
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Head-up display
  • Bose Premium Audio System with 13 speakers, including dual woofers
  • Tow hitch receiver with 7-pin wiring harness
  • Memory System — driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors
  • Semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with quilted inserts
  • Heated outboard 2nd-row seats
  • Digital dashboard with fully digital gauges

Whether you settle for the mid-level SL trim with upgraded niceties or the elegant Platinum model with luxury fittings, the Pathfinder will deliver a comfortable ride for the entire family. To Lease this three-row Nissan anywhere in New York, VIP Auto Lease is your ideal dealer. We offer all 2023 models and guarantee the industry’s lowest prices.

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