Nissan North America, Inc. announced pricing for its all-new 2005 Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle will start at $24,650 for the new base XE trim, $2,350 lower than the base 2004 SE model. 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 2-wheel drive XE Pathfinder features aluminum-alloy wheels, Vehicle Dynamic Control and AM/FM/CD audio system as standard equipment. 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. 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 SE trim adds fog lamps, an 8-way power driver's seat, and an Easy Clean Cargo Area to the package. The 2-wheel drive SE starts at an MSRP of $25,850, $1,150 less than last year's Pathfinder SE model.