Despite the rumors about 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign, it looks will have to wait for another year or two to see such changes. The current model is expected to carry on for a little bit more time, sources say. If we take the model’s age, that would sound okay. The current generation of this, now crossover, has been around since 2013. The previous overhaul has brought a lot of significant changes. Most importantly, it switched to a unibody platform, which perfectly describes the situation on the current market.
The Pathfinder is now a large three-row crossover, which puts focus rather on comfort than on off-road performances. Still, the model kept some of its genuine characteristics, so you can look on this model like a mix of a modern and old-school SUV. In any case, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder won’t feature any important change, so expect to see it sometime late in the year.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Redesign
The current generation has been around since 2013. Therefore, we can easily conclude that it isn’t the freshest model in the market. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not competitive. In this 2020 Nissan Pathfinder review, we will mention some of the strong points of this large SUV, but we won’t forget drawbacks as well.
The first thing that you’ll notice about it is that is haven’t lost all of its SUV characteristics. Despite the unibody platform, it looks pretty massive and rugged, like a real body-on-frame SUV. In practice, this prevents it to be more efficient, while the good point is that this boxy shape ensures a practical and functional cargo area, as well as a quite spacious cabin. For the next year, we shouldn’t see any notable changes. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder pictures clearly show that the next-year model will be a typical carryover and that bigger changes should come a little bit later.
The cabin of this SUV perfectly shows what this combination of modern and old-school means. As we already mentioned, the Pathfinder is a crossover, but its cabin design comes with a lot of design elements that are more common among body-on-frame vehicles. This particularly refers to the dashboard design, which is pretty massive and rugged. Also, its aesthetics seem a little bit old and many consider it as the most aged part of this crossover.
When it comes to other qualities of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder interior, we should mention that the cabin is generally spacious. The first row is very comfortable, while the second one has a decent amount of legroom, but doesn’t offer the most perfect seating position. The third row is best to be left for kids. When it comes to cargo volume, there is plenty of space behind the third row, more than 16 cubic feet. On the other side, the overall cargo volume goes around 79 cubic feet, which is less compared to most competitors.
Considering the model’s age, the list of standard equipment seems pretty good. All models are equipped with things like 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, six USB ports etc. Of course, higher trims offer more. For those who prefer a full load of standard equipment, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum would be a natural choice, as it adds things like 13-speaker Bose stereo, a 120-volt outlet, a tri-zone rear seat entertainment system, navigation, wireless device charging, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot etc.
When it comes to safety, the first thing we should say that the Pathfinder gained excellent marks on crash tests. Additionally, there is a fine number of advanced driver aids, like standard rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and rear parking sensors and optional rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera, and adaptive cruise control.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Engine
A powerful V6 engine is definitely one of the strongest points of this model. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will continue in the same way, without any doubt. It is a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and comes in a pair with CVT and provides strong acceleration and pretty smooth ride. Moreover, it also features a pretty decent fuel economy. You can count on about 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are pretty good numbers for the class. If you don’t necessarily need three rows of seat, chek Murano as well, as it returns even more miles. Finally, a max towing capacity goes around 6.000 pounds, which is better than most competitors.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price
Given the lack of novelties, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will come sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 31.500 dollars.