According to the latest reports, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is about to come completely new. Allegedly, we are about to see a complete overhaul that will bring changes in pretty much every aspect. The current generation has been around for about six years, so a redesign in the near future seems natural. However, we still don’t have any precise details about the new model, so keep the following info with a dose of a reserve.
- Strong and efficient engine
- Spacious cabin
- Quiet ride
- Outdated interior design
- Uninspiring handling
The current generation of this famous nameplate will be remembered by the fact that it switched to a modern, unibody platform. Earlier generations were classic body-on-frame SUVs, but things have changed in the automotive industry. Despite the unibody platform, the current model kept some of the design characteristics from its predecessors. This particularly refers to bad driving characteristics and quite bulky overall shape. Therefore, we expect that the new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will be much better in this aspect. It should be significantly lighter and more agile, ready to compete with class leaders like Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and others. Of course, count on a completely new styling as well. Expect further development of the company’s famous V-Motion design language, but keep in mind that the overall shape and dimensions will probably remain similar to the current model.
We have no doubt that Nissan management is aware of the fact that the current generation looks pretty outdated on the inside. Despite the cabin features lots of quality materials, the overall look still resembles its SUV-ish past. We expect that the new model will come with more car-like interior design, as well as with improvements in terms of tech features. In terms of the functionality, the current model is quite average for the class, but we count on further improvements as well.
The engine is one of the rare things in the current model that are actually very good. The current generation comes with a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a CVT and delivers a pretty quiet and smooth ride. Moreover, fuel economy is pretty respectable as well. You can count on 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Given all these characteristics, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will continue with the same engine, with some upgrades, of course.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price
We are still waiting for the official confirmation for the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign. Once we find out whether the next-year model is going to be redesigned or not, we will know more about the launch date. Price shouldn’t change much in either case, so base models should go around $31,000.