Popular Pathfinder SUV will steal the show once again later this year. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is finally about to arrive. The mid-size three-row crossover will also introduce numerous updates in other categories.
That includes slight changes in styling, interior and under the hood. We can also expect upgrades beneath the skin as well. Overall, Pathfinder is getting a significant update in the hybrid drivetrain. Already popular SUV that is a capable all-around player in the SUV market will now become even better.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Will Introduce Modest Changes
Somehow, the Pathfinder crossover SUV always lagged behind the rest of the competitors. Now, in order to stay competitive, new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will introduce modest changes. For the start, the current D platform will suffer some upgrades.
The goal is to make additional room for the electric motor and the battery pack. On top of that, this model will get more characteristics. Styling is better and wheelbase is slightly longer. It looks like the boxy shape is disappearing, year after year. The 2020 Pathfinder looks sleeker and more attractive. Popular V-Motion grille remains and headlights are revised. The same stands for the taillights. Also, the rear part looks cleaner now.
While the current model introduced small updates, the new model will get more drastic interior changes. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will keep its three-row layout with a room for seven passengers. However, the design will look more upscale. For the start, materials are made of higher quality so the cheap plastic surfaces are gone. Moreover, this crossover will get additional chrome accents.
Pathfinder will look like a true modern crossover. The dashboard looks sleeker and Nissan will offer more standard equipment. On top of that, the safety rating will see further improvements. Some of the features such as steering wheel and gear shifter are updated. On the other hand, we don’t expect all-new interior features.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Powertrain Rumors
After the years of speculations, the hybrid drivetrain will finally arrive. It is a significant update for the mid-size crossover. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will utilize the existing 3.5-liter V6 once again. The hybrid version will add a pair of the electric motors and the battery pack. Powerful V6 is producing 284 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. Electric motors will add additional power and it will improve fuel economy rating. Thanks to that, Pathfinder Hybrid will generate around 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to the direct injection system, Pathfinder already comes with solid fuel economy figures. The current model delivers 24 mpg combined. A hybrid version will be rated at over 30 mpg combined, which is impressive. The existing XTronic CVT transmission will be standard. On top of that, an all-wheel-drive setup will be available as an option. Current model sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and it can tow 6,200 pounds. Expect better figures once the Pathfinder Hybrid arrives.
Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will cost more than the base model. New Pathfinder will cost around $34,000. If you want a hybrid version, you’ll have to pay almost $40,000.
There will be four trim levels and Platinum trim is priced at $51,000. Nissan’s newest mid-size crossover will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019.