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Nissan only recently released the 2024 Pathfinder this past August, so it hasn’t been on the market long. Consumers are already flocking to buy it, and it appears there is one trim they prefer over the others. The question remains whether this trend will continue or if another trim will become more popular in the eyes of buyers.

The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder has some interesting trims

There are five trim levels on the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder, and the price depends on whether you go for four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive. You can expect to pay anywhere from $35,810 to $50,680. The Nissan Motor Corporation believes that the 2024 model is the perfect family-friendly SUV that can go off-road, and here’s why.

The Pathfinder S is the base trim and starts at $35,810 for a 2WD and $37,710 for a 4WD. It can tow up to 3,500 lbs. Next up is the Pathfinder SV, with a price of $38,630 and $40,530. It gets a massive jump in towing capacity as it increases to 6,000 lbs.

The SL trim comes with a price tag of $42,230 and $44,130. There are more exterior colors to choose from, and the infotainment screen size increases from 8.0 inches to 9.0 inches.

Nissan has the Rock Creek nestled in between the SL trims with a price of $43,630. It’s only available as a 4WD because it’s more off-road ready, with a roof rack, LED fog lights, and 18-inch wheels mounted with all-terrain tires.

Finally, the Platinum trim costs anywhere from $48,780 to $50,680. It adds a digital instrument cluster, additional USB ports, ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and a head-up display.

Each trim comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Buyers are swarming to the SV trim

Out of all the trims, the SV is the most popular, according to Edmunds. The “Select a trim” dropdown reveals buyers are more drawn to this trim. 

This trim offers 16.6 cu. ft. cargo capacity with all seats in place and 80.5 cu. ft. of space with the seats lying down. There is 7.1 inches of ground clearance and a maximum payload of 1,569 pounds.

Nissan went all in with the safety features and included blind spot and lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, driver attention alert, and more. The in-car entertainment includes an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a USB connection. Satellite radio comes standard with a three-month subscription courtesy of Nissan.

Given the state of the economy, more people are interested in this trim because it offers a lot for the money. There are plenty of driver assistance features and more than enough room for growing families. The increased towing capacity is also another huge draw.  

While the SV might be on top for now, it was the mid-level SL that buyers wanted for the 2022 and 2023 model years. Whether it reclaims this title remains to be seen, but it’s certainly a possibility once the 2024 model has been on the market longer. 

In terms of specs, there really isn’t a difference between the SL and the SV trims. It stands out in terms of convenience.

For example, you’ll get a surround-view camera on the SL trim that is not available on the SV. 

There is also leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a wireless smartphone charging pad, integrated navigation, 12-volt ports, and traffic sign recognition.

The SL trim costs anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 more. You get what you pay for if you upgrade, however, so it’s easy to see why buyers will flock to the SL over the SV in the coming months.


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