Every automaker wants to offer something new to the market year after year, but what to do when a model just received a complete overhaul? Some brands will simply allow a model to roll, unchanged. Nissan does not quite take this approach with its 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. It’s true that updates and changes are not dramatic, but some extra features and available packages offer more options for the model year.
No significant change is expected for the recently refreshed Pathfinder body. Although familiar, the last iteration presents many details that make appear the previous model. The changes include a new nose as well as new sheets, body lines, headlights and a grid. Inside, changes include a new infotainment system, advanced display of assistance to the reader, updated fabric seats and more.
Inside, 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers a range of next-generation information technologies. The Advanced Drive-AssistTM (ADAD) display, located at the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and the speedometer, offers a range of infotainment and driver assistance information. Speech recognition has been enhanced with an HD microphone. The standard 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of various driver selectable vehicle systems and parameters including the standard NissanConnectSM with voice recognition for audio, Bluetooth and vehicle information.
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder features an aging V-6 and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that has the most difficulty keeping the powertrain in its strongest. The engine has been improved over the years and now produces 284 horsepower, which is worth one point above average. This V-6 is associated with a CVT designed for efficiency. This helps the Pathfinder to achieve more than 20 mpg combined, but not much else. Its wide distribution will be a boon for long distance cruisers, but a discomfort for the demanders of performance. Unlike in previous years, the Nissan Pathfinder adapts more to comfortable cruising than off-road bruising. The V-6 engine planted at the front is the only option that a hybrid with a slow sale was available in previous years, which makes 284 horses.
The projected base price for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is $ 31,000, while the higher price can reach $ 43,000. It is scheduled for the release of the end of 2017. The Nissan Pathfinder 2018 is a nice upgrade of the large SUV. The design changes are pleasant and its equipment and technological features give the SUV an edge over competitors in the segment. Some details of the engines need not yet be revealed. However, Nissan can make a winner by keeping prices competitive.