The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will suffer redesign. It is about the time, fans would say. Six years is not too long, but in modern time when everything moves so fast, the changes are needed to keep up with the competition.
Next season will introduce numerous changes. One of them is the return of hybrid engine. Pathfinder already had this version before. However, sales didn’t meet expectations, so the company discontinued it. Now it returns for some of the trim levels. We know there will be Platinum as the top option, as well as SL and SV.
Specs won’t change since 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will carry over the engine from its predecessor. Also, the company will bring one new engine, but there is no info about it.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Changes
First spy shots came out. Photographers caught it testing. Of course, heavy covers were all over the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. But, the shape of the front fascia unveils bug changes. It is not the same as before. We can see part of the grille. However, it is not quite sure this will be the same when production starts.
The rear end also suffers changes. It is boxier than before. We could find similarities with second-generation SUV. But, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will be modern and trendy.
Finally, the ground clearance is higher. The new crossover will gain at least 1 inch of extra space under the vehicle. It will help this Pathfinder move around much easier, especially in off-road conditions.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
Cabin of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is still a mystery. Spy shots can’t unveil the interior. Even if we caught it, it doesn’t mean the same design will get into production. On the other hand, we can compare it to some other models in the same family.
For example, Armada. It is a bigger version of Pathfinder, and these two could share a lot in common.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Specs
Exterior and interior are suffering changes. But, the engine remains the same. A 3.5-liter V-6 suffered a retune in 2017. Back then, engineers added 1,000 pounds to overall towing capacity. Also, the crossover boosted its outputs for 25 hp and 20 lb-ft of torque.
Jumps were from 260 to 285 horses and 240 to 260 pound-feet of twisting power. Transmission is still a CVT automatic. Towing capacity of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will be 6,000 pounds. This is going to be the most powerful and most potent model in 30-year history.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
For the next season, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will definitely steal the show. However, we still don’t know details about it. A 3.5-liter V-6 could be the base for the plug-in hybrid. Slight gain on outputs and big boost of mileage is the goal of hybridization.
Also, the Pathfinder must keep up with other vehicles in the same class which already have hybrids under the bonnet. At the first place, that is Toyota Highlander.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Gas Mileage
The base model of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will get a boost on fuel economy. The crossover gets 1 or 2 extra miles thanks to the weight drop. In 2019 Pathfinder, Nissan puts more aluminum and carbon fiber.
So, this SUV will be able to return almost 30 mpg on highways, and 22 mpg in urban area. Hybrid will boost these numbers more significantly. Both city and highway ratings will jump over 30 mpg.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Trim Levels
The price of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder will depend on trim level. The entry- model will be S. In mid-range, buyers will find SL and SV.
Top of the class is Nissan Pathfinder Platinum. Fully-loaded, this version will go over $50,000. The base model is going to cost just $32,000.