There have been some more stirring news about the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. Whether this is confirmed or not it still remains to be seen, but there is a lot of activity for this not to be true. In fact, Nissan may decide to rearrange and remodel their newest roster of cars and it will probably result in them proving updates for the majority of their cars. One of the major models which could fall in that category is the Pathfinder. There have been some revealing photos which showed that the model may go through a change and that it will be adapted to the newest line of Nissan future cars.
The Nissan Pathfinder car is a mid-size model which offers seating for seven people and good spacing to accommodate them. But with the quiet environment of the inside and great comfort rates, the model also musters some decent off-road ability and towing rates. It makes the model a decent and perhaps a favorite pick for the many people.
This model is finally getting a refresh for the 2019 after going completely unchanged since 2014. This time the car may add some changes which are going to make it look a bit different. The given updates will probably include front and rear fascia changes which will make it more of a truck-like car. Not only that, but there are also engine improvements, interior changes and technology updates and topping all things off is the improved safety which the Pathfinder now will probably address with its update. The current vehicle is still not a bad one but it does not help to go unchanged for so long. The given updates for the 2019 version will only take the model to a whole new level and bring in more fans.
The current model comes out with a standard set of trims, namely the S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims. This will probably remain the case for the future versions and we do not see that changing. But there are a lot of other things which deserve to be changed. We have compiled a list of things which we are presenting to you through our review in a comprehensive order.
When is the New 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Due for a Release?
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder release date is pretty hard to predict now. The model is probably going to go through a change which will go on through this year and will make the model available by the next year. They may decide to start the rebuilding process but it will still depend on how much they decide to change and which parts they decide to keep. But we are very hopeful that the release date is going to be set for somewhere in 2018 and that the model comes prepared for the 2019 model season. It will make the fans happy to see the model prepared on time and with great updates it will probably boost sales even further.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Price
As far as the price for the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is concerned it still remains to be seen if they change it for too much. This is still depending in the amount of changes, but it is hard to believe that the Pathfinder will go for a much larger price this time around. The pricing will probably be higher but it still depending to be seen by how much. All in all the base price of the current starting model starts at 29,990 USD as base MSRP. The SV is priced 36,680 USD and the SL is 35,700 USD, making the Platinum as the most expensive trim sold at 41,870 USD. They will retain the price to be close to this one and it might just happen that the price goes up for a slim price range. More about the confirmation of the price will be made in a few months when more news start emerging about the design of the car.
What is the Exterior of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Going to be Like?
It has been a long time without any updates, so the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder would be a perfect time to start and make new updates possible. It is probably going to cross to a more butch and manly kind of a design where it will adopt more truck like features than before. We expect the most considerably changes to be for the most considerably changes. It will add some squared off edges and as it will combine with a new chrome grille. They also need to make the front and rear fascia to be more angular and it will give the car an overall bolder look. This will make the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder a car which will adopt the necessary elements that are needed for truck-based model.
Other features of the car have already been established on the previous models, like a long hood with a steeply raked windshield. The upswept third windows will be kept as well as the flowing side accents as well. The accent lines start from the chrome grille and run over the hood and front wheels as they dip below the window lines and finish off at the rear wheel wells. All in all, this is a combination of bolder SUV features with some car like cues to make the newest 2019 Pathfinder seem bolder and more attractive for the segment it competes in. It will give the vehicle the necessary design cues and help it attain the balanced and better look which they strive for.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Looks and Changes
As for the interior of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, they might decide to go for a functional approach and not an over designed one. This is a good thing in our mind as it will update the car and at the same time provide it with the necessary features needed for the model to prosper. It will also not make things too complicated. The Pathfinder now adds hard, smooth, textured plastic surfaces which are also durable and easy to clean and these will be transferred to the 2019 version. But the dashboard top surface features the same kind of materials seen in the door panel which is glossy and can tamper with your driving. This part could be updated and we might get to see some changes in the materials that are used here.
The last update for the interior saw some color inclusions made. These include Charcoal and the lighter Almond color. These additions certainly made things much easier on the eyes and made the interior seem much brighter. It had a big effect on the atmosphere of the car. They will probably keep these updates and it would be great to see if they decide to continue using a similar kind of a theme. It is easy updating the technology and putting all new equipment inside, but sometimes it is necessary to provide a prefect atmosphere for the occupants. But they will also update the technology and will certainly make the infotainment closer to the current generations and bring in added elements for the car.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Specs
The great thing about the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is that they plan to make it to drive like a car but at the same time have great towing rates. It used to use the VQ-series 3.5-liter V-6 which made this possible and it is able to offer 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque, which is an improvement compared the ratings before which amounted to 260 hp and 240 of torque. They plan to upgrade the engine in the same manner as the last Nissan projects have done. So the engine is predicted to now use 57 percent of new parts and also adds direct injection instead of port injection, electronic variable valve timing, a new air intake system, mirror bore coating process for the cylinder walls that reduces friction. This is just a part of the update that Nissan is currently giving to its new batch of cars and we feel that it is going to get a lot bigger once they see how favorable the formula is.
0-60 mph Capability for the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder
With the expanded engine that will be offered for the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, the car is going to be a tenth of a second faster when accelerating. This pits its 0-60 mph performance to 6.5 seconds and allows it a top speed of 120 mph. These are the initial assumption that are made about the car and it would benefit the car so it can be faster and make a better impact for the buyers that way.
Fuel Economy Specifications
The newly offered engine for the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is not only going to offer expanded power but will also come with an improved fuel economy rating. The car is going to offer us at least an EPA rating of 20 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined with front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel drive knocks down the ratings to 19/26/22 mpg. With the given ratings, the Pathfinder is going to be at the top of the class when it comes to models which use a V-6 engine, and it owes its ratings to the available CVT system. This can be an important factor as the car will get to be at the same time more powerful and fuel efficient and there is no better combination that a person would want to have.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Dimensions and Size
The car does offer a perfect environment for a family car and the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder going to retain the dimensions. The Pathfinder offer us a perfect blend of roominess and comfort. It provides a family friendly environment and three rows of spacing for seven passengers. The overall interior passenger volume is measured to 151 cu ft and there is a cargo bay of 16 cu ft which we think is enough based on the overall size of the car. Speaking of the size the numbers are as followed, length 198.5 in, wheelbase 114.2 in, with 77.2 in, height 69.6 in and a total curb weight of 4654 lb. There was no doubt for them transferring the same dimensions as they would be perfect for the car.
Safety Scores and Updates for the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder
The model gets some pretty good safety rates now so the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will probably transfer the lot. It will be a perfectly safe car and an environment for driving your family. Standard equipment includes six airbags, with the side-curtain airbags offering a rollover sensor and covering outboard positions in all three rows. The S trims also come with a Easy Fill Tire Alert and a rearview camera as well. SV and SL models come with a rear park assist, and offers blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts as a part of the optional package. Nissan’s Around View Monitor, which displays a 360-degree view of the car’s surroundings is offered only for the SL trim and it also includes rear object detection.
The crash test show some pretty good figures, so the IIHS rates it as “Good” in all the given categories and a Top Safety Pick + especially for its forward-collision warning system. NHTSA testing gives it a five star rating overall, even a five-star rating for side impact and four stars for frontal crash and rollover. The 2019 will probably retain these characteristics and maybe fix a few faults here and there.
Models that can be related to the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder are actually plentiful. This segment has managed to expand in recent times and there are a lot of cars that can be considered for this role. But the updated Pathfinder is going to be a very good choice no matter the competition. The offered vehicles include the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. The reason why Nissan decided to take the update route is because of the competition which has accumulated in recent years. It needs to be competitive and they need this update to do well so they keep afloat.