The Pathfinder model has always been one of the most popular crossover SUV in Nissan’s lineup. The new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is just a small facelift of the older generation. It will come with some exterior changes, while the main changes will be inside this car, providing better comfort and quiteness. The good news is that this new crossover SUV will come so much better than the previous model, but the price will probably remain the same. It will probably hit the roads at the start of the 2016.
Exterior of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder SUV will stay mostly the same. The front end won’t come with some significant changes, while the rear end will be slightly different. It will come with a new set of taillights and they will be lit up in a different pattern thanks to an LED system.
Nissan Pathfinder 2016 Interior, Redesign
The main changes will be found inside the cabin. This model will come with dashboard covered with new type of materials on the contact surface, while the general layout will be cleaner. This is good, because it allows the driver to have better focus on the road and it also provides a more pleasant experience for the passengers. This model will have three seat rows, and it will provide enough space and comfort for all passengers. One of the optional features is the materials for the upholstery. The customers can choose between standard cloth, leather or Alcantara.
The new Nissan Pathfinder 2016 mid-size SUV will come equipped with a 7-inch display, rear view camera, navigation system, audio system, USB and Bluetooth. It will also have one of the best air conditioning systems seen in cars so far.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder, horsepower, performance, mpg
Under the hood of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder two different engines will be available. The base model will have a 3.5-liter aspirated V-6 which is good for 260 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. Well, this engine isn’t the fastest nor even the quietest V-6 engine, but it is certanly the smooth one and the great thing about it is that this engine doesn’t give any real vibrations to the cabin. The front-wheel drive is going to be standard, while all-wheel drive will come as an optional. This unit is rated at 23 mpg, which is pretty good compared with most big crossovers.
The second option engine will be the form of a 2.5-liter supercharged inline-4 coupled to an electric motor which will provide 250 hp and 242 pound-feet of torque, almost the same as the V-6. The Nissan Pathfinder 2016 fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder release date and price
The price and release date are still unveiled, but it can be assumed that the price of the 2016 Pathfinder will be somewhere around as the current model value. So, according to this, the base price of the Nissan Pathfinder should start at 28.000 dollars, while the top end model should be around 50.000 dollars. The Nissan Pathfinder 2016 is still in testing stage, but it can be assumed that it will be released at the end of 2015 or early 2016.