Nissan North America, Inc. on Nov. 7 announced pricing on its Pathfinder sport utility vehicle (SUV) and Xterra compact SUV, which are on sale now at Nissan dealerships nationwide. The 2004 Pathfinder manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) increases $101 for SE models and $251 for LE models, which become Platinum Edition vehicles in 2004. For 2004, the Xterra XE V6 MSRP decreases $999 to reflect the reduction in equipment (Utility Package) while all other models will not change significantly ($1 increase) from model year 2003. The Pathfinder LE Platinum Edition includes platinum edition badges, body colored door handles, platinum wheel color, electro-luminescent gauges, special dark wood trim and aluminum kick plates with a Pathfinder logo. While offering several additional features, pricing for the 2004 Pathfinder LE Platinum Edition increases $251 to a MSRP of $31,350 for the 4x2 and $34,050 for the 4x4. SE models feature a MSRP of $26,900 for the SE 4x2 and $28,900 for the SE 4x4. In 2004, Xterra again offers three engine models -- a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder producing 143 horsepower, a 3.3-liter SOHC V6 producing 180 horsepower and the supercharged 3.3-liter V6 producing 210 horsepower. Prices for select 2004 Xterra models include $18,000 for the XE 4x2 I4 with manual transmission; $20,400 for the XE 4x2 V6 with automatic transmission; and $28,000 for the top-of-the-line SE 4x4 supercharger with automatic transmission. The highlight of the changes for the 2004 Xterra is the addition of the Xterra World Championship Package for the XE V6, named after the Xterra World Championship Series. The package combines the Power and Utility Packages and also adds an Xterra Triathlon backpack and features a MSRP of $1,300 -- a savings of $1,100. About Nissan North America 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 Nissan vehicles can be found at