Although we’ve been hearing a lot of stories about the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign, it looks like we will have to wait for a few more years to see bigger changes. Once a capable SUV, the current model under this nameplate is a crossover. It is on the market since 2013, so talks about the redesign have some point. However, latest reports suggest that the Pathfinder won’t be redesigned before 2021. Therefore, the upcoming model is about to continue in the same way, without more important changes. In practice, this would mean the same vehicle as we can see on roads these days.
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will continue in the same way. We don’t expect to see even minor updates. The best you could possibly get from the new model are things like new standard features, interior color schemes, and similar things.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Design
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will continue in the same way, without more important changes, especially in terms of base design characteristics. The current generation is on the market since 2013 and just like many of its colleagues, it also switched to a unibody platform. However, the changes were a little bit more transitional in this case, so you can find a lot of design elements that are more common for body-on-frame SUVs, especially in terms of boxier overall shape.
Also, keep in mind that the Pathfinder received a facelift a few years ago. So, despite its SUVish shape, it follows Nissan’s latest design language, which includes V-Motion grille and lots of other styling elements.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Design
We don’t know why, but 2020 Nissan Pathfinder interior simply doesn’t look alright in terms of styling. Just like the exterior, it also comes with lots of styling elements that are more usual for SUVs. This primarily refers to the dashboard, which definitely needs more style and that is something that will be changed in the next generation for sure. Compared to most of the other crossovers, this dash looks little bulky. Still, that doesn’t mean that the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder’s cabin will be bad. Count on high-quality materials, just like it is the case with the current model. Of course, color combinations could be finer, but the overall impression that the cabin looks quite good, especially in higher trim levels.
Of course, this 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will include trim lives as well. The next year won’t bring changes in terms of trim level organizations. So, the base S trim will come with standard features like 18-inch wheels, 8-inch touchscreen, three-zone automatic climate control, automatic emergency braking, rearview camera, rear parking sensors etc.
The SV trim upgrades are mostly in terms of safety. So, you can count on driver-assist features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control etc, as well as on fog lights, parking sensors, and many other things.
Next in the line is SL trim level. This one adds LED headlights, 360-degree camera, leather upholstery, power liftgate etc.
Of course, count on the famous top-range trim level as well. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum will include all above, but also come with goodies like power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated front seats, wood trim and much more.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Engine
Things under the hood are pretty clear. This crossover comes with a powerful but also efficient V6 engine, and we don’t expect surprises in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. Count on the same 3.5-liter engine that delivers around 285 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with CVT gearbox and offers not just good acceleration, but great capabilities as well. This crossover can tow up to 6.000 pounds, which are amazing numbers for the class. Finally, fuel economy is also on a high level and goes around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price.
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder should arrive in the last quarter of next year. We don’t expect changes in price compared to the current model, which goes in a range between 31.000 and 45.000 dollars, roughly.