The upcoming 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a reliable SUV that offers great room and comfort from the inside. Moreover, the exterior will now look even more aggressive and modern. Under the hood, a V6 powertrain provides enough power and the all-wheel-drive system is optional. There will be four trim levels available, as before and the safety rating is great.
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will get modest changes, but generally, this SUV will remain the same. The interior can accommodate up to seven passengers across the three rows and Pathfinder will face some tough competition.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder exterior will get only slight changes
The exterior will remain the same and the changes are minor. Whatsoever, after the current model got a significant redesign, Nissan feels there is no need for bigger changes. With that in mind, the new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will get only slight changes. That includes refined V-motion grille that now looks smoother and the layout of some amenities is slightly different.
Fog lights will sit a little bit higher and the air dams are narrower. To the sides, new side view mirrors are in the offer and the rear comes with new reverse light lenses. No matter which trims level you opt for, a power tailgate will come as standard. Roof rails are also standard and the dual-panel moonroof is optional.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder interior offering ample legroom
When it comes to the interior, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will stay as simple and practical as before. There is room for seven persons over the three rows of seats. First and second row are offering ample legroom and the third row is a little tight for the adults. The changes from the inside are also minor, but visible.
The dash is smoother now and the seats are offering new contrast stitching. Furthermore, Nissan added cup holders and more wood and chrome trims are present. The latest infotainment system is available, and this SUV can reach luxurious level thanks to the optional equipment and higher trim levels. Choose a Platinum model and you will unlock a Family Entertainment Package for the rear passengers.
The company gives Pathfinder plenty of features. There are four trims available S, SV, SL, and the most equipment Platinum. The base S trim is well equipped and it will give features like remote start, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and there is also an automatic headlight. This trim will be available with the front-wheel drive system and optional 4dr 4×4.
Also, with this trim buyers can upgrade to midnight edition package that will add to the price $1400. This package will add 20″ Black Aluminum Alloy, Black Outside Mirrors, Black Roof Rails, Black Splash Guards, Black Badges, Black Front & Rear Lower Bumper Accents, Black V-Motion Grille and more. One can also jump to the SL premium package that offers power panoramic moonroof, 20″ painted alloy, P235/55R20 all-season tires, trailer towing harness and Bose Premium audio system with 13 speakers.
The next trim SV comes with two extra packages. The first one is an all-weather package that will cost $400. This package includes heated front seats, mirrors and steering wheel. For $1400 the tech package is available with a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, navigation and rear cross-traffic alert system. However, the SL trim will be also offered with midnight edition package and Premium package. The most equipment Platinum will add Nissan mobile entertainment system package for $1700. The Platinum trim comes with nine color options Brilliant Silver, Scarlet Ember, Caspian Blue, Glacier White (Fleet), Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Midnight Pine and Pearl White.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder engine is connected to the Xtronic CVT gearbox
Another department where the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will stay intact is the engine department. The arriving model will use the currently present drivetrain option which may come as a disappointment for those who are seeking for improvements. On the other hand, a 3.5-liter V6 provides enough power and great efficiency.
This engine is rated at 284 horses and 259 lb-ft of torque. It is a slightly better figure than on the current model and this drivetrain will benefit from various systems.
A direct injection system is available, along with the new air intake and electronic control module systems. That should additionally boost the fuel economy, along with the Xtronic CVT gearbox.
Towing capacity and fuel consumption
The newest 2020 Nissan Pathfinder model can tow slightly over 6,000 pounds and the fuel economy delivers 24 mpg combined. Of course, the all-wheel-drive configuration will be optional and we can expect much better numbers with this system installed.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder price and release date
As we mentioned, the approaching 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive with four trim levels. The base model starts at $32,000 and at the top of the list is the Platinum trim that is priced at 52,500. This SUV will hit the markets by the end of 2019. This SUV offers a lot to buyers and it will be the main competitor to models Mitsubishi Outlander, Volkswagen Touareg, Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.