City mpg:
20
Highway mpg:
27

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Overview

The standard features of the Nissan Pathfinder S include 3.5L V-6 284hp engine, 2-speed Xtronic CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2019 Nissan
Pathfinder SUV

Starting at: $31,530

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Approach angle - 17 deg
  • Departure angle - 20 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 178mm (7.0")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 16 deg
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Satellite radio trial duration with new vehicle purchase (months) - 3
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 8.0"
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 7
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Manual driver lumbar support
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • 3rd row seats - bench
  • Reclining 3rd row seat
  • Engine displacement - 3.5 L
  • Engine horsepower - 284hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Engine torque - 259 lb.-ft. @ 4,800RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 96.0mm x 81.0mm (3.78" x 3.19")
  • Compression ratio - 11.00 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,947kg (4,293lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,715kg (5,986lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 2,722kg (6,000lbs)
  • Exterior length - 5,042mm (198.5")
  • Exterior body width - 1,963mm (77.3")
  • Exterior height - 1,765mm (69.5")
  • Wheelbase - 2,901mm (114.2")
  • Turning radius - 5.9m (19.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,072mm (42.2")
  • Rear legroom - 1,059mm (41.7")
  • 3rd row legroom - 780mm (30.7")
  • Front headroom - 1,072mm (42.2")
  • Rear headroom - 1,001mm (39.4")
  • 3rd row headroom - 960mm (37.8")
  • Front hiproom - 1,443mm (56.8")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,422mm (56.0")
  • 3rd row hiproom - 1,067mm (42.0")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,547mm (60.9")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,534mm (60.4")
  • 3rd row shoulder room - 1,450mm (57.1")
  • Passenger volume - 3,902L (137.8 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 459 L (16 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 2,251 L (80 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Roof rack - rails only
  • Engine liters - 3.5
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 284hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Torque - 259 lb.-ft. @ 4,800RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - continuously variable automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Limited slip differential
  • Fuel economy combined - 23mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 19.5gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 20mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 27mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 235/65TR18.0
  • Rear tires - 235/65TR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Forward collision - Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) mitigation
  • Exterior parking camera rear - RearView Monitor yes

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  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
S 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV S Search New $31,530   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  20 / 27  
S 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV S Search New $33,220   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  19 / 26  
SV 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SV Search New $34,370   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  20 / 27  
SV 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SV Search New $36,060   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  19 / 26  
SL 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL Search New $38,020   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  20 / 27  
SL 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL Search New $39,710   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  19 / 26  
Platinum 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Platinum Search New $42,870   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  20 / 27  
Platinum 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Platinum Search New $44,560   284-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  19 / 26  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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The 3.5-liter V-6, new with the latest technology last year, is quite quick for a mid-size crossover, with a 0 to 60 mph time of less than seven seconds. This engine in various states of tune is and has been used in many Nissan applications, including the Z sports car. It’s proven and it’s smooth.

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) uses Nissan’s D-Step shift logic, to mimic the distinct shifts of an automatic transmission; it works, to remove most of the high revving of a CVT, but it still drones a bit. And sometimes it’s slow to respond.

The suspension is fairly firm, stiffened by quite a bit in 2017. The ride is still comfortable; you can feel the bumps, but it’s not harsh.

The handling is controlled, with hydraulic-electric power steering that’s fairly quick, well-weighted, and has decent on-center feel. The Pathfinder feels lighter than it should, given its size and appearance. You can pitch it back and forth on choppy roads, and it won’t freak out like its heavier rivals. However some models have tires with a low rolling resistance, both 18-inch and 20-inch, which don’t have the grip that the chassis can handle.

There’s some torque steer in front-wheel-drive models, but not in the all-wheel-drive versions, which send most of the power to the front wheels until it’s needed in back for traction or stability. The driver can select front-wheel drive only, maximizing fuel efficiency, or a locked all-wheel-drive mode to distribute power equally front and rear.

The Pathfinder has less ground clearance than a Subaru Outback (which has an excellent CVT), but it handles ruts with stability, while the locking center differential provides more traction off-road than most rivals.

Walk Around

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Nissan wants the Pathfinder to look more like its rugged rivals, meaning more like a truck than a crossover, and it does. The nose and tail are both blocky, and there is an aggressive chrome grille like many trucks have. The similar-sized Murano is the Nissan crossover that looks like a crossover.

The overall lines go back to crossing over, with a long hood, raked windshield, flowing side creases with chrome touches, and upswept third window. The shapes, angles, and directions somehow make the Pathfinder look smaller than it is. You have to stand up against it to appreciate its true size, mid-size or not.

Interior Overview

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In Charcoal or Almond, the Pathfinder’s cabin looks a bit like its elegant cousin, the Infiniti QX60. Most Pathfinders have shiny black interior trim, but the matte-finish faux wood on higher trims has a dressy look, and there’s soft matte material on the door panels.

The dashboard is a mix between curvy shapes and blocky, vertical controls. An 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment sits high on the dash flanked by climate control vents with nearly 20 buttons and a big chrome knob below. The buttons can overwhelm at first, but they offer better access to myriad audio and optional navigation controls than some menu-intensive infotainment systems.

As big as the Pathfinder’s 8.0-inch touchscreen is, its software can be a chore to sort through, with its pinch-and-swipe control on tile icons, part of the NissanConnect infotainment system and its connectivity. It lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, found in most competitors.

The Pathfinder isolates vibrations and road noise better than some others in the class. And it does a good job of balancing comfort, access, space and storage. There is a lot of elbow room, cupholders in the door pockets and center console along with two big trays, map pockets on the front seatbacks, no less than three bottle holders in each rear door, and cupholders on each side of the third row.

The comfortable front seats have good back support but little side bolstering, while the driver has a lot of adjustment. Our seat time included a long trip on the highway, and we have no complaints. The lack of bolstering doesn’t do a thing for cornering, but the Pathfinder isn’t a vehicle to be tossed around anyhow.

The bench seat in the second row slides back and forth 5.5 inches for legroom. It folds to gain access to the third row, with a feature called Latch and Glide that allows child seats to stay in place even while the seat partially folds, although not if a child is in it. The little ones will have to climb out, for the bigger kids to get in the third row.

The second row is comfortable, but has a leaned-back, legs-splayed seating position. That’s the compromise for its folding capability, to improve third-row access.

The optional third row is roomier than most, with short, flat cushions that sit quite low, providing headroom enough for early teens but not fully grown people.

With all the seats up, the Pathfinder has only 16 cubic feet behind the third row. With both rows folded, there is a solid 80 cubic feet of cargo space, still nothing like the massive 116 cubic feet in Chevrolet Traverse, but that’s a full-size SUV.

Summary

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The 2019 Pathfinder has a great engine, good ride and handling, grippy all-wheel drive, and average fuel mileage. The optional third row has more room than other mid-size crossovers, and it has plenty of bins and cupholders. It’s quite safe, almost ideal for a family that wants their crossover SUV to look like a truck.

Model Lineup

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For about $32,200, the base 2019 Nissan Pathfinder S undercuts many of its rivals while providing most of the features families seek in a crossover SUV with a possible and functional third row. The S includes power features, parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, a slew of USB Type A and Type C ports, and three-zone automatic climate control.

All-wheel drive costs about $1,700 on all Pathfinder trim levels.

For about $3,000 more, the SV adds adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, a power driver’s seat, keyless ignition, an integrated garage door opener, and a handful of smaller features. Heated seats and a heated steering wheel are optional for $400.

The Pathfinder SL adds leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, navigation, and a surround-view camera system, at about $39,000.

The range-topping Pathfinder Platinum adds Bose speakers, 20-inch wheels, cooled front seats, two sunroofs for about $43,500. Rear-seat entertainment is optional only on the Pathfinder Platinum, for $1,700.

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