2016 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date, Specs, Review, Price – Shoppers in the market eyeing for a fuel efficient 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid should scratch the thought out of their minds. Nissan spokesman Dan Bedore in an interview told us that the Pathfinder Hybrid has been discontinued.
“Our stress is on the 3.5L V6 Pathfinder that achieves a best-in-class 20/27 mpg in the city/highway fuel economy,” Bedore wrote to us in a rejoinder to a query. The Chief rival of the Pathfinder remains the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which continues to be available at some Infiniti dealership stores in the United States.
In case you have been searching for a vehicle capable of transporting seven passengers in reasonable comfort, then the 3-row Pathfinder could be what you have been missing out on. While the Pathfinder used to be a true Sports Utility Vehicle that rode and took pride on a truck platform, its 2015 design ushered in what industry pundits might term ‘carlike crossover SUV design’.
The materials used in the 2016 year model are quite nice, though, with good materials and alluring features. However, despite the glamour and fascination the Pathfinder may tend to bring forth, there seems to be better alternatives. Such include the Toyota Highlander, which has a superior V6 powertrain and is a well-rounded choice. For something sportier, you can as well check out the Mazda CX-9 and Dodge Durango.
Exterior Photos & Interior Changes – 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
According to what many well-placed sources we have interviewed have said, we expect the new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder to be offered in the same trim variants as before. We can also see that on available photos of the car. This, therefore means we should expect the base S, mid-trim SV, and top ranging SL and Platinum models.
Standard equipment you should expect on the entry-level S model includes , a roof rack, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a manual height-adjustable driver seat (with manual lumbar adjustment), a reclining 50/50-split third-row seat, 60/40-split-folding second-row seats (with slide and recline), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer and cruise control.
The SV model adds a front tow hook, automatic headlights, remote start, an eight-way power driver seat, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Bluetooth phone connectivity, , an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7-inch color multi-information display, an upgraded audio system with a single-CD player, a USB/iPod interface and satellite radio, and a rearview camera.
Stepping up to the SL trim level gets you heated mirrors, foglights, leather upholstery (first and second rows), heated front and second-row seats, a power liftgate (with position memory), driver memory settings, a blind-spot warning system, , a four-way power passenger seat, and rear cross-traffic alert. Opting for the SL Tech package adds a 360-degree parking camera, a larger 8-inch touchscreen display, towing preparation (also available separately on SL and SV), a 120-volt household-style power outlet a navigation system with voice controls, and a 13-speaker Bose audio system with Bluetooth audio connectivity.
The top-of-the-line Platinum model starts with the above features and further adds a power-adjustable heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats and 20” alloy wheels.
The following exterior colors will be available: Brilliant Silver, Java Metallic, Midnight Jade, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Cayenne Red, Glacier White, Artic Blue Metallic, Pearl White
Engine Specs – 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
We don’t expect any changes under the hood of the Pathfinder. As earlier mentioned, the new vehicle will be powered by a 3.5L V6 capable of yielding around 260 horsepower and 240 pounds of torque.
It uses a Continuous Variable Transmission system and can either be mated to a FWD or AWD system. The all-wheel-drive system includes a switch and hill-descent control that allows the driver to lock power distribution in a 50/50 front-to-rear ratio, which is especially handy in dirt roads and in the ice.
Since we haven’t figured out the EPA ratings, we will reminisce those of the previous model since both models will use the same engine. The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder AWD went from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds. EPA estimates for the model were 20/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. It is our hope that Nissan will improve on those numbers in order to remain competent in the market.
Standard safety features that we expect will feature in the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder production model include antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, stability and traction control and full-length side curtain airbags.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.2 in. (114.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.2 in. (197.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.2 in. (77.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 173.8 cu.ft
Cargo volume: 79.8 cu.ft
Curb weight: 4,189 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 20/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Cayenne Red Metallic, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black Metallic, Midnight Jade Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs
Release Date & Price of the New 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
According to rumors, as Nissan has not made the details known, will be released towards this fall in the US. In Canada it will be available a few days later. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder S model will probably debut with a price tag of around $28,000, while the top-of-the-line model is expected to set you back by an MSRP price of about $50,000. Additional info are available on the official site.
Here is a Video of the new Pathfinder:
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