The 2020 Pathfinder will arrive later this year with minor upgrades. The future 2021 Nissan Pathfinder will most likely introduce more drastic upgrades. That includes numerous changes on the body and the interior will be additionally modernized. Pathfinder will continue to offer four trim levels and there will be room for seven persons.
A standard front-wheel-drive setup remains which means the platform won’t be changed. The new engine is speculation for now, and even the hybrid variant is a possibility for the future. However, the release date is still far from us and more specific details will be available in the coming months.
2021 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior Redesign
The best part about the 2021 Nissan Pathfinder is that the SUV won’t depart from the current model. Current Pathfinder looks attractive and very modern. The 2021 model will look even more modern but the overall shape and dimensions will remain. Famous V-motion grille remains which is another good thing to hear.
The design will look clean and the SUV is among the most handsome SUVs in the market. Some modern tweaks will happen, surely. For instance, slimmer headlamps are certain. Also, SUV will lose additional weight and the aerodynamics will be improved. We can expect more standard features such as power liftgate, roof rails, and even a dual-panel moonroof.
Interior To Features More Techs
The upcoming 2021 Nissan Pathfinder will offer more luxury and more standard equipment. Also, some new optional features and systems will be in the offer as well. The cabin can accommodate up to seven passengers. Legroom and headroom are ample and comfort is great. The dash will look cleaner and it will be simplified. Generally, the cabin will be more sophisticated.
Interior design looks very upscale and 2021 Pathfinder will gain more wood accents. We can count on the updated infotainment system and additional safety aids. However, the current 8-inch infotainment screen will remain as standard. Dimensionally, the mid-size SUV will stay intact which means the interior room and cargo area won’t be improved. On the other hand, the cargo area is spacious and very practical.
The speculations about the possible engine already started. However, right now only a 3.5-liter V6 is certain. This unit is already present in the current Pathfinder. Powerful V6 is standard engine choice and it produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, powertrain offers an Xtronic CVT transmission and the direct injection system.
Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg combined and Pathfinder can tow over 6,000 pounds. All-wheel-drive setup is optional. Speculations are saying the 2021 Nissan Pathfinder could gain optional engine, possibly a turbocharged unit. However, until its official, take this as another rumor. Also, the Pathfinder Hybrid will happen for sure. On the other hand, a hybrid variant for 2021 seems unrealistic.
2021 Nissan Pathfinder Price and Arrival Date
The price of the 2021 Nissan Pathfinder starts at $35,000. It is the same price as the price of the current model. The mid-size SUV offers four trim levels and the Platinum models are priced at over $51,000. New Pathfinder will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.