2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review
If you’re looking for a new crossover SUV, you’ll notice many fine options on the market. These vehicles are ideally suited for carpooling your children to school or going on a weekend trip with your friends. One SUV that has remained popular with the drivers of Brockton, Stoughton, and Randolph since it was introduced in 1985 is the Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more about its features and its performance on the road with our 2020 Nissan Pathfinder review, so you can decide if this is the car for you.
The Pathfinder’s engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which acts in a similar manner to an automatic transmission and delivers smooth and quick shifts in acceleration. This acceleration, combined with firm steering, allows you to pass cars on the highway with ease. Additionally, when going around tighter corners, the SUV maintains strong stability with very little body roll.
The Pathfinder comes standard with front-wheel drive, but drivers may choose the all-wheel drive option to ensure added traction on slick roads or when driving off-road. Adding to this SUV’s flexibility is its ability to tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped, which is above average for its class.1 Many drivers also appreciate the rugged exterior of the model’s Rock Creek Edition that also includes all-weather tires fitted with 18-inch wheels and a trailer hitch with wiring harness. You can choose this add-on feature with the SV and SL trims.
Interior and Cargo Space
The Pathfinder interior fits a maximum of seven people with three rows of seats. You’ll find sufficient legroom, especially in the first two rows. The SUV features standard cloth-upholstered seats or optional leather seats. To keep you comfortable driving in cold weather, you can add heated seats and steering wheel.
The Nissan Pathfinder offers more than enough room for your family’s luggage or for transporting work supplies. Behind the third row, you’ll get 16.2 cubic feet of space. If you fold the third row down, you’ll net 47.4 cubic feet of space. With both back rows folded down, the cargo space reaches a maximum of 79.5 cubic feet. You can also slide the back row forward to easily load items in the back.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Technology and Safety
Plenty of drivers want an infotainment system to keep them entertained and let them see where they’re going. The Pathfinder provides a system with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity, and HD radio. You can opt to use physical knobs instead of the touchscreen to adjust the volume of the radio or the temperature of the tri-zone automatic climate control.
You can also expect innovative safety features with the Pathfinder, which are designed to help prevent accidents and keep you and your loved ones safe. Standard features include a rearview camera, Rear Parking Sensors, and Automatic Emergency Braking. For added security, you can add Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Drive the Pathfinder at Nissan 24
The Nissan Pathfinder stands out as a very dependable midsize SUV with its exciting technology features and powerful performance. Car buyers who live near Brockton, Stoughton, and Randolph should check out our inventory at Nissan 24. See the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder for yourself and enjoy an excellent drive.
1Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.