The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is a compact SUV produced by Nissan Motors since 1985. The new fully fledged SUV is ready to come out of the assembly lines and it will certain be very much appreciated. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will offer excellent levels of versatilty, as well as improved fuel efficiency.
It is based on Nissan’s highly praised D platform and the car will accomodate up to 7 passengers easily offering them pleasant and enjoyable ride. The vehicle will be offered in 6 different trims namely Platinum, Platinum Premium, Sl, S, SV and SL Premium.
Release Date of Nissan Pathfinder
The exact release date of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is not know yet. It is projected that the vehicle will arrive at the dealerships at the end of 2015 or in early 2017.
Price for Nissan Pathfinder 2016
The starting price for the base model of 2016 Nissan Pathfinder should be between $28,000 and $30,000. However, top of the line models is estimated to be around $50,000.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior
When it comes to the looks of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will come with redesigned exterior. It will be based on Nissan’s D platform and it will feature very strong and capable look.
The Japanese car manufacturer will increase the use of the high-quality materials such as aluminum in the production of the car’s body. This will allow the enginers to shred more than 4,200 pounds of weight.
Other exterior features include slightly larger grill with rounded edges, a strengthened rear bumper with extra tail gate, 20-inch wheels made of aluminum and the fresh set of LED headlights and taillights.
Interior of Nissan Pathfinder
The interior of the new Nissan Pathfinder 2016 offers exceptional comfort.
The cabin will be very spaceous and composed of premium materials. Abundance of space is available for both the cargo and the passangers, and the vehicle is also equiped with many advanced techonolgy features such as 8-Inch LCD display, Nissan’s navigation system, satelite based radio, 13-speakers audio system and a lot more.
Engine and Transmission
As far as the engine is concerned, the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will come with 2 different engine options available. Under the hood of the base model there will be a 3.5 liter DOHC aspirated V6 engine, capable of producing up to 260 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.
This engine offers very smooth ride and it doesn’t give any vibrations to the vehicle. It will be linked to a continuosly variable transmission(Xtronic CVT) with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive available. It will be albe to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8 seconds.
The fuel efficiency is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway using the front-wheel drive mode, and 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg in the highway using the all-wheel drive.
The optional engine will be a hybrid variant and it will come in the form of a 2.5 liter supercharged inline-4 combined with a 15 kW electric motor. This engine offers better fuel economy which is improved by 30%, with an average fuel consumption of 26 mpg.