Every generation of the Nissan Pathfinder is definitely different from the last. When it was first introduced, it was one of the earliest SUVs that sparked American SUV passion. Later in the second generation, it turned into one of the early crossovers and then switched back to become one of the last truck-based SUVs on the market. In the last generation arriving in 2013, the Pathfinder is again a pleasant three-rows family crossover with much in common with a wagon rather than a truck. And numerous substantive updates last year make the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder more appealing and help it keep up the tradition of evolving for the changing times.
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a seven-passenger crossover SUV that sold in S, SV, SL and Platinum trim levels.
Every 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is backed by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Power sent to the front-wheel via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All-wheel drive system with four-wheel lock function and hill-descent control is available as an option.
The Pathfinder’s suspension and steering were sharpened last year, which keeps the Pathfinder more in control and settled when you’re going around turns. Even with a load of people and/or gear, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder revitalized V6 can accelerate you to highway speeds with relative ease.
In track testing, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum AWD went from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, which is a-half seconds slower than most rivals. EPA estimated fuel economy will return 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) for FWD models and 22 combined (19 city/26 highway) with all-wheel drive.
Properly equipped, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder maximum towing capacity is up to 6,000 pounds, one of the higher in the class.
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder price list: S $31,765, SV $34,455, SL $38,475 and Platinum $43,295. (All prices include the $975 destination charge). All wheel drive available across all trims for $1,690.