2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum: Changes, First Look


You won’t find much better mid-size three-row SUVs than the Pathfinder. It is an SUV with fantastic interior design, great comfort, and great styling. The 2020 model will arrive next year and it will offer four trim levels. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum is the range-topping model that offers premium features only.

Pathfinder is available in S, SV, SL and Platinum trims. While you can build the first three levels in the way you want, Platinum is offer for itself. Unlike some other SUVs, Pathfinder doesn’t offer too much difference between the trim levels and their prices. However, Platinum is the best and most premium model you can get for reasonable money.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Updates

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum will arrive with some minor upgrades. However, it is far from any significant upgrade. Furthrmore, the new model won’t depart from the current one. The front end comes with the iconic V-Motion grille.

The air dams are narrow and the fog lamps will sit higher than before. Generally, the front fascia will now look cleaner. The side profile will get the all-new side mirrors. In the back, only taillights will get a slightly different shape.

Those changes and upgrades are applied to all trim levels. The Platinum trim comes with the premium 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as standard. Overall, there is no optional equipment on the Platinum model. That means the power tailgate is standard, along with the dual-panel panoramic moonroof and roof rails. Unlike the base model, Platinum adds more chrome accents and a special tow hitch.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum interior

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Interior Changes

Pathfinder is a three-row SUV that can accommodate up to seven passengers. The mid-size SUV offers ample interior room and great comfort. The upcoming 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum comes with premium features only. You can’t choose optional features or packages, which means everything comes as standard. The dashboard looks smooth and the whole interior will get additional chrome materials.

Supportive seats are extremely comfortable and the contrast stitching looks perfect. Platinum models are offering Bose Premium Audio System with 13 speakers. Moreover, heating and cooling front seats are in the offer, along with the newest Nissan Navigation System. A Tri-Zone Entertainment System is an especially good feature for longer trips and bigger families.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum side

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Powertrain 

For the start, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum comes in 2WD and 4WD configurations.

On the other hand, Platinum will use the same engine as the base Pathfinder model. It is a 3.5-liter V6 that can produce up to 284 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel Consumption and Tow Rating

The new Pathfinder will enjoy new systems that should provide better fuel economy. The current model delivers 24 mpg combined and we could see a slight increase for the future model. Xtronic CVT transmission comes as standard and this mid-size SUV can tow up to 6,200 pounds.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Price and Arrival

We still don’t know if the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum will cost more than the current model. However, the current price of the base model starts at $31,500.

The range-topping Platinum model is priced at $43,000. A 4WD Platinum model will cost $45,000. This mid-size three-row SUV will hit the dealerships later in 2019.


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