It is a fact that the Pathfinder model has always been one of the most popular crossover SUV in Nissan’s lineup. It is time for the new Nissan Pathfinder and it will come with a small facelift of the older generation. The new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will come with some exterior changes, but the major changes will be in the interior department, providing quietness and better comfort for all passengers. The most exciting news is that this model will come with all those changes, but its price will probably stay the same.
Nissan Pathfinder 2016 Exterior design
Talking about exterior, it will remain mostly the same, coming with a small facelift. The front end of the new Nissan Pathfinder 2016 won’t come with any major changes, but the rear end will be a little bit different. There will be a new set of taillights, light up with a different pattern, thanks to the LED system.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Interior design
Interior wise, the main changes of the new Pathfinder will be seen inside the cabin. This new crossover SUV will have a dashboard wrapped with a new type of materials on its contact surface, but the general layout will be much cleaner. It is very good, because it provides the driver better focus on the road. The new Pathfinder will come with three seat rows with plenty of space and comfort for all passengers.
The material of the upholstery will be an optional feature, so the customers could make a choice between leather, cloth or Alcantara. The new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will be equipped with a rear view camera, navigation system, 7-inch display, audio system, USB and Bluetooth. This model can boast with one of the best air conditioning systems seen in cars so far.
Engine and performance of the new Pathfinder
The new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will come with two different engines. The base model will be powered with a 3.5-liter aspirated V-6 engine, and it will be able to produce 260 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. It is not the fastest nor the quietest V-6 engine, but it is smooth and the best thing about this engine is that it doesn’t give any real vibrations to the cabin.
The FWD system will come as standard, while the AWD system will be an optional. This engine is rated at 23 mpg and it is pretty good compared with the most big crossovers.
The other engine will be the form of a 2.5-liter inline 4 supercharged engine coupled to an electric motor. It will be able to provide 250 hp and 242 pound-feet of torque, practicly the same as the V-6. This unit is rated at 27 mpg.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Price and release date
Price wise, it can be assumed that the price of the new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will be in the range of the current model value. So, the base price for the new pathfinder should start at $28.000, while the price of the top end model should be around $50.000. This new crossover SUV will probably come to the market by the end of 2015 or early 2016.