Nissan has introduced refreshed Pathfinder SUV with sleek exterior and upgraded powertrains. These changes are available for the current generation model, which will for some time be represented on the market. Americans get these changes in 2017 model year. However, some markets have had to wait for Nissan Pathfinder 2018. Only then are able to offer advanced edition model. One of them is the market of Middle East, where this model is extremely popular.
After three years on the market, the current generation has received polishing outside. This model is presented in Dallas in 2016, for the US market. Only in 2017, dressed up version is offered on the Middle East market.
The Nissan Pathfinder 2018 is a three-row SUV. It has exceptional off-road capability, but is present in the market for over 30 years. The most significant changes introduced by the new model, concerning adjustments to the external appearance. However, the new model delivers an increase in power and performance, as well as significant changes in the field of car safety and improving technology.
As for the new look, there are notable differences in the appearance of the front of the vehicle. Some would compare with the new Ford Explorer SUV. However, the new Pathfinder receives a square, the shape of the front of the car and the hood. The overall stance of the vehicle is more robust, compared with the previous model, but compared to its competitors in the segment. The new headlights have a different shape. It goes well with the style of design cars that Nissan cares lately. On the rear side of the vehicle, are noticeable new bumper design and a new lens for reflecting light.
One should not forget the new design wheels from 20 inches and modified suspension, improved vehicle dynamics and richer and more modern equipment. First of all, it should be noted the improvement in the security field. Speaking of the new system, there is a new Advanced Driver-Assist Display. Certainly, the new model also has around-view monitor detect moving objects.
Engine and Fuel Economy
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder launches upgraded 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct injection. Compared to the old unit, which is disposed of 260 horsepower, enhanced version delivers 284 horsepower. Transmission has remained the same, which means that it is still available CVT transmission.
The new model is available in versions with 2WD and 4WD drive system. Also customers can choose between S, SV and SL models. These models differ in the level of equipment and price. However, all versions have the same aggregate.
Many thought that the increase in power output cause lower fuel economy. However it remained on the old level. This means that FWD (2WD) version has a fuel consumption of 20 mpg city/27 mpg hwy. AWD version has a slightly lower results, 19 mpg city/26 mpg hwy.
Nissan Pathfinder 2018 Price
New Nissan Pathfinder 2018 is available at a cost of between $ 32,450 and $ 46,100. The minimum price is designed for the smallest version of the software package and 2WD. Premium prices has a version with AWD and the highest equipment package.