The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize SUV that provides Salinas Nissan shoppers with the ideal combination of utility and power. The power comes via a standard V6 engine that cranks out 284 horsepower. The Pathfinder provides plentiful driver-assist features, including blind-spot monitoring and collision mitigation. Buyers are impressed with the 2020 Pathfinder’s sophisticated cabin and outstanding safety scores.
Salinas Nissan commuters appreciate the Pathfinder’s infotainment system, which comes with an 8-inch touchscreen. It features an excellent interface and an easy-to-use controller that can be operated with easy-to-use buttons and dials.
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder seats seven and is available in four trim levels, listed as S, SV, SL and Platinum. Whichever trim you choose, you’ll get a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup. The available four-wheel-drive system comes with hill descent control, while the standard four-wheel-drive locking system improves traction.
The Pathfinder’s V6 provides plenty of power for accelerating and passing on the freeway. The ride is smooth, and the handling is excellent. The Pathfinder returns EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway with four-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models check in with 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
The 2020 Pathfinder gets high marks from Autotrader, which wrote: “Stylistically, the 2020 Pathfinder leans to the more progressive...with lots of curving lines and a dynamic front end that's somewhat reminiscent of sedans such as the Nissan Maxima and the Nissan Altima. Inside, the Pathfinder's comfortable seats and tastefully reserved dashboard should offend few, while clever features, such as the rear door alert, help remind drivers to check the rear seat before walking away from the vehicle.”
The base Pathfinder S trim comes with a long list of standard features, including keyless ignition and entry, 8-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, a sliding and reclining 60/40-split folding second-row seat, a rearview camera, an 8-inch touchscreen interface and Bluetooth. Music lovers will appreciate the standard six-speaker audio system that features a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio and dual USB ports. Reverse parking sensors and automatic emergency braking are also standard.
The Pathfinder’s Rear Door Alert senses when the rear passenger door has been opened at the start of a trip but not at the end. It alerts the driver to the possibility that a child or pet may have been left behind in the rear seat.
Safety is important when buying a new family SUV. Nissan Pathfinder buyers have the peace of mind that comes with knowing the vehicle gets outstanding safety scores. The IIHS named the 2020 Pathfinder one of its Top Safety Pick models, with the top rating of Good in all crash tests. The NHTSA awarded the Pathfinder its highest score of five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.