With competitive market, Nissan seems unshakeable to release its new product as can be seen on the release of 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. The car is one of the most settle car from Nissan with more than thirty years on the market. The current model of the is the fourth generations. Each generation and each model released score high on the sale numbers. Won’t disappointing the buyers, the new update of the car also brings some fresh update and modification on some parts.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Engine and Performance
The engine under the hood of the car seems unchanged. The new update of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will still use the 3.5-liter V6 engine with straight injections. This engine is able to generate about 284 Horse Power and 259 pounds-feet of torque. Same for the transmission, it will also use the Xtronic variable transmission.
However, based on some other rumors, Nissan might increase the 3.5-liter V6 engine with more power. It is expected the increase up to 300 Horse Power with 260 pounds-feet of torque. This engine is available in both FWD and AWD system. It will be equipped with CVT transmission gearbox. On the fuel-efficiency, the car rated by the Environmental Protection Agency with score of 21 mpg.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior and Interior Redesign
The new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will be having lighter body weight due to the use of aluminum to the body. With the decrease of the weight, it will definitely enhance its effectiveness. The change also made to the grille as it will appear more luxury with round edges. On the lightning system both in the rear side and the front side will also get redesign. The light used on the car is using LED technology.
The changes on the exterior side of the car actually rather small and not really change the overall look of the car. While for the interior design, it will also will not change much. Nissan will use high quality material for the seats, upholstery, dashboard and the steering wheel.
The car comes with several trims to choose such as the SV, SL, and the platinum model. In all the trims, It has some technologies to ensure the comfortability of the driver and the passengers. The seats have heated and cooled function, heated back row seat, heated steering wheel, and a sunroof.
The car will be available on the early 2020 around first quarter of the year. The price for the car start at around $30.000. On the market, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will compete with some other famous car like Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Kia Sorento.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV
Created as a family car, Nissan plan to release its new model SUV the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. As one of the Nissan earliest SUV car, Nissan Pathfinder has set an amazing record of sale. Within 30 years on the market, it has created a great result on the market.
The newest model for the car will be the fourth generation. It will come with great changes on the exterior, interior and the use of newest powerful V6 engine. The car’s size is in the middle between Rogue and smaller than Armada models. It is a midsize three-row midsize SUV that capable to take up to seven passengers.
It seems like there will be no change in terms of the engine used under the hood. The new 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will most likely use the same engine as the previous model which is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The engine can produce up to 284 Horse Power and 259 pound-feet of torque. It will also be equipped with several transmission gearboxes both manual and automatic that the buyer can choose.
Talking about its fuel efficiency, the car comes with FWD and AWD system and it makes the fuel consumption is also different on each system. The AWD rated 19/26/22 mpg on the fuel efficiency. While the FWD rated 20 mpg on the city ride,27 on the highway and 23 combined. The engine can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 in 7.4 seconds with maximum speed up to 120 mph.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior and Interior Redesign
Since the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will most likely adopt the 2018 model, there won’t be any huge changes on the appearance of the except for some small tweaks here and there. The car on the 2018 has gotten boxier, most notably on the front and back bumper, makes it more masculine.
Same thing happens for the 2019 model, it will come with masculine model as its predecessor. On the front fascia, there are some restyled grille, bumpers as well headlamps to make it even more stylish and masculine. Below the body there are 18-inches wheels on the base trim and bigger 20-inch wheel on the premium trim.
Since it is a SUV, the car is a three-row seated with huge space for its passengers. The car can accommodate up to seven people on the cabin. On the third row, it is a little bit smaller so it will feel slightly crampy for an adult but perfect for children.
The seats and the upholstery will be covered by the standard fabric while on the higher trim, the seats and the upholstery will come in leather. For the entertainment purposes and the other features, the car is equipped with 8-inch touchscreen display on the dashboard. Besides that, it also has USB ports, keyless ignition, Bluetooth, premium audio, and many others.
It is still uncertain when the car will hit the market, there are some speculation that the car will come in around the end of 2018 or early 2019. While for the price, 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will be sold slightly higher than the previous model and it is around $31.000.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Competition
Nissan produces several vehicles for various categories. One of them is 2020 Nissan Pathfinder that belongs to midsize SUV. This car is in tough market due to many competitors. At the top list, Toyota Highlander receives high appreciation in this category because of high efficiency rate for fuel consumption. The next rivals are Honda Passport and Kia Telluride. Both are side by side with Pathfinder to attract the same consumers. Other competitors from America are Dodge Durango and GMC Acadia. As you know, they are known as high durability cars for long journey. For another competitor, you should put Jeep Grand Cherokee with modern appearance.
Besides, several cars are considered to be rivals due to compete in the same category. Hyundai Sante Fe is excellent choice for smart driving. For bold and sporty designs, Dodge Durango should be put into consideration. The next competitor is Ford Edge with advanced features.