The Pathfinder is Nissan’s flagship midsized SUV. With three rows and tremendous safety scores, it’s a family and fan favorite. But exactly do you get when you buy the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, including its standard features and what you’ll have to pay for a little bit more.
What you’ll get with the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
According to Nissan, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder comes standard with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 285 hp, paired to a smooth, continuously variable automatic transmission. Though not as powerful as others in the segment, the powertrain and standard front-wheel drivetrain allow the Pathfinder to tow up to 6,000 lbs.
The Pathfinder utilizes an independent suspension system, with front and rear stabilizer bars, as well as electronic hydraulic power-assisted, speed-sensitive steering.
The Nissan Pathfinder comes with LED daytime running lights, as well as standard, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and all-season tires. The spacious Pathfinder also comes standard with power mirrors, roof rails, and 154 cubic feet of passenger space.
As SUVs aim to be more fuel-efficient than ever, the Nissan Pathfinder earns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway; 23 mpg combined.
Standard interior and tech features for the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
You’ll get the standard reliability in safety Nissan is known for with its newest Pathfinder, earning a five-star rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). According to Car and Driver, it also earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).
Standard safety features on the 2020 Pathfinder include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and brake assist, rearview monitor, rear sonar system, and hill-start assist.
Every 2020 Pathfinder comes with push-button ignition, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control system, and an impressive 14 cup or bottle holders total. Accessing the rear and seating seven passengers is easy with the standard EZ Flex system which allows for a 60/40-split second-row and 50/50-split third row.
The Nissan Pathfinder’s infotainment system is logical, organized, and easy to use. It comes paired with a standard, 8.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, and advanced drive-assist display. There’s also plenty of USB ports, auxiliary jacks, and more.
Model variants and available options
Though front-wheel drive comes standard, all-wheel, four-wheel drive is available on every Pathfinder trim level. Additional safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and Intelligent Around View monitor are available as options on some trim levels.
On four-wheel drive variants, hill descent control is also available. In higher trims, intelligent automatic headlights and fog lights become standard features, as well as a remote-start system and Nissan Intelligent Key, which allows you to access your Pathfinder from your smartphone.
You’ll have to pay extra for Wi-Fi capabilities, as well as satellite hook-ups and cool 20-inch wheels that only come standard on the Platinum variant. But higher trim levels also get you standard, climate-controlled seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and more.
According to Nissan, there’s also an optional Tri-Zone Entertainment package which allows everyone in the vehicle to enjoy the entertainment with dual, rear monitors, and wireless headsets for listening.
Base prices for 2020 Nissan Pathfinder variants are as follows:
- S: $32,725
- SV: $35,515
- SL: $39,135
- Platinum: $43,965
According to Nissan, owners can also opt for the special Rock Creek Edition variant, only available on SV and SL trim levels. Though this is a nearly $1,000 upgrade, you’ll get exterior and interior upgrades that make the Pathfinder more ready than ever for its next, big family adventure.