Initially introduced as a sports utility vehicle, the Nissan Pathfinder has transformed into a people carrier over the years. The latest generation of this SUV is called 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and is expected to receive a new engine and modifications in design. It will seat as many as 7 passengers. Existing version of this SUV was launched in 2012 and has received acclaim from consumers.
Powerful engine and transmission
Current model used a powerful 6 cylinder 3.5 L engine. The new model will continue to employ the same powertrain with certain modifications. This engine will be directly injected and naturally aspirated. It will be capable of delivering a torque of up to 259 lb-ft. and 284 HP. Towing capability has been increased from 5000 pounds to 6000 pounds. The engine will be coupled to a continuously variable transmission. Front wheels drive will be available will be made standard and all-wheel drive will be provided as an option.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder Fuel economy
Engine performance of 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has improved but the mileage will remain unchanged. FWD version will offer a combined economy of 23 mpg. AWD version will provide a combined economy of 22 mpg.
Price and Availability
Base model of 2018 Nissan Pathfinder will be priced at $31,000 which quite competitive. Top trim will cost up to $50,000. The 2018 Pathfinder SUV will be available in dealerships from September 2017 onwards.
Platform has remained unchanged. The same rigid platform is used as the one in Maxima sedan. Stiffer shocks and new springs will in the front and back, new and improved steering rack with a faster response will come this upcoming model. The overall design will show a moderate revamped.
V motion based design is still present and grill will feature a honeycomb mesh. The headlamps will be a bit smaller. The automobile looks more aerodynamic and SUV-like. The bumper of Nissan Pathfinder 2018 looks muscular and the Daytime Running Lights with use LED technology. The trim versions will be labeled SV, S, SL and Platinum.
The three rows of seats look quite comfortable with a luxurious texture. An 8-inch infotainment display will be provided. Keyless ignition and doors, satellite radio, telescopic steering wheel and climate control will be available. Top of line models will include fog lamps, large wheels, premium audio system, upgraded upholstery, etc.
Adaptive system for cruise control, a warning system for collision, automatic braking system, and movement detection will be additional features offered. Physical buttons on the dashboard look attractive and hassle free. Blind spot system, alert for cross traffic and system for surrounding view will boost the safety features of Nissan Pathfinder 2018.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder looks aerodynamic and sporty. With the great passenger carrying capacity and powerful engine at an affordable price, this automobile is expected to win over the trust of prospective customers. Improved driving experience and the introduction of new features will also help the automobile’s cause.