Recently, we have heard the news about the production of the well-known three-row SUV and it is the new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. However, for now, there isn’t any precise information about the changes which it might bring, but it will probably come with just some small upgrades. Under the hood, it will come with the known V-6 engine and will be offered with front-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts. As well, it will be offered in several trim levels which are all well equipped.
Powertrain and performance of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Like the previous model year, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is expected to arrive with the same engine and there is one sole option for all the trim levels. It is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is capable of making 284 horses and 259 pound-feet of torque. It is able to tow up to 6,000 pounds which in comparison to its main rivals, it pretty good. The engine is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive system will be standard for all the models. But the all-wheel drive configuration will be optional for all the trim levels.
As for the fuel economy, the standard FWD version gets 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined. Connected to all-wheel drive layout, this engine is rated at 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.
The exterior design of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Two years ago, the Pathfinder has been revised with some small changes. Then it has gotten a larger front end and more curves all over the body. However, for now, it is not known whether the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will get a complete makeover or will continue with the same design as its predecessor. But, we assume that this time there won’t be any large upgrades except perhaps some new exterior color shades.
So, the front end will wear the familiar V-motion grille and square headlamps. The Nissan Pathfinder is well-proportioned and features a handsome and classic design. The roof rails are standard while the power tailgate is standard on the higher trim levels. As well, the dual-panel moonroof is optional which provides lighter cabin. The 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard while the higher trims are offered with the larger 20-inch wheels.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder interior design
The interior of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will come standard with three rows of seats. And it will be able to welcome up to seven passengers. The second row will come with a bench for three occupants while the third row will come with two smaller seats. So, the third row will be the best for smaller adults or kids. However, the first and the second row will provide great legroom. And the second-row captain’s chairs will be optional. The dashboard is simple and functional and it features an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. Most of the models come with a shiny black interior trim while the higher trims are offered with matte-finish faux wood.
Furthermore, the base model has a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat. And the higher trims come with an 8-way power adjustment. The leather upholstery will be available in the higher trim levels. Furthermore, when it comes to the cargo space, the Pathfinder offers the room of 16.2 cubic feet behind the third row. With the third row folded down, there is a room of 47.4 cubes. However, with both seats folded down, the Pathfinder has the maximum cargo room of nearly 80 cubic feet.
The equipment of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
The standard equipment of the base Pathfinder includes parking sensors, power features, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, USB ports, automatic emergency braking, three-zone climate control, rear door alert, a rearview camera, push-button ignition, Bluetooth, HD radio, AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers, 18-inch wheels, and so on. The SV model will add a power driver’s seat, keyless ignition, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, an integrated garage door opener, etc. The heated seats and a heated steering wheel will be optional. Furthermore, the SL model will get heated seats and steering wheel, navigation, leather upholstery, and a surround-view camera system.
The range-topping Platinum model will come with 20-inch wheels, a Bose audio system, two sunroofs, and cooled front seats. The rear-seat entertainment system will be optional for the Platinum model. Unfortunately, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity won’t be offered this time. Moreover, a trailer towing package will be available for all the trim levels expect on the base S version.
Release date and price
The manufacturer hasn’t yet confirmed when we can expect the new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. However, it might be presented sometime during next year. The price will most likely stay close to the current which starts at $31,800. The range-topping model begins at around $50,000.