With mid-size proportions, Nissan Pathfinder is crossover SUV that will serve you well if you need around seven sitting positions and want more than average towing capability. Aside from that, Nissan will stay against rivals such as Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, GMC Acadia and Ford Explorer with the powerful V-6 engine which provides powerful velocity but in addition manages respectable gas economy. Flexible interior, calm experience and well-equipped trims are also powerful sides of this family hauler. The latest and refreshed version is the 2017 model but the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder also needs to bring some improvements.
The 2017 model year brought substantial renew with this model a three year after its redesign. There have been some crucial revisions like the more powerful and successful powertrain. However, Nissan did a good work on the steering process and suspension but in addition on model’s exterior. Further, a new infotainment system and additional features are also welcomed.
On the other hand, the new 2018 version should bring new shade possibilities, more typical equipment and wider availability of some advanced protection features.
2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER: STYLING
Assume nothing more than new shade possibilities and possibly the new exterior concept for the new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan made the Pathfinder more SUV-like and attractive with the 2017 model year changes. It now features cleaner lines and more angular top and rear fascias. The grille has been modernized and all Pathfinders include LED DRLs. The Pathfinder also features physical bumpers and flowing personality point which also add to its aesthetic identity.
INTERIOR, COMFORT, TRIMS:
Inside is, however, wherever some changes could happen. The Pathfinder presently has the calm cabin with well-solved third-row accessibility and relaxed second-row. The materials quality is also competitive but for the new model year, Nissan could get somewhat upscale with fresh components and textures.
On, the other hand, Nissan updated its infotainment system for the 2017 model but some step-by-step updates are also possible. Nissan should offer some of the advanced protection features more accessible.
However, we again expect this model in the same trim range which involves S, SV, SL, and top Platinum.
Standard features may include an 8-inch infotainment system, HD and satellite radio, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, but in addition tri-zone intelligent weather control, keyless entry and ignition, etc.
In the upper cuts, available will also be haze lights, bigger wheels, exterior and interior trim inserts, replaced chairs and upholstery, premium audio system, rear seat entertainment and much more.
On the safety top, the model will even include every thing that we should expect from this class. You will see ahead collision caution with intelligent disaster braking, blind-spot system and rear cross-traffic attentive, versatile sail control and surround view process but Nissan should add a few new driver aids as well.
2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER: POWERTRAIN, MPG
Mechanically, the new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder won’t modify from the current state. Nissan did a good work with model’s suspension and steering process for the 2017 model. The pathfinder now has well-weighted and sensitive steering and firmer suspension.
The engine is also stronger and efficient thanks to added direct procedure, new variable device moment, also new air intake process and some structural improvements. Thus, we do not expect changes in power and torque rankings compared to the current engine version. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine can produce 284 hp and torque of 259 pound-feet. It should come with the continuously variable transmission and typical front-wheel drive. The all-wheel push will undoubtedly be optional.
Maximum towing capacity of this model will be up to 6, 000 pounds. On the other hand, the fuel economy will be 23 mpg mixed with the front-wheel push and 22 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.
2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER: ARRIVAL AND PRICE
We expect the new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in late 2017 or early 2018 but Nissan should provide us the more precise release date soon. As for the price, expect it to begin from about $30, 000 and achieve $45, 000 for the range-topping version.