Just last year, the Nissan Pathfinder received a refresh that included an updated look and a few other new features. For 2018, most everything remains the same, but there are a few tweaks here and there.
On the outside, everything remains the same, save for a repositioning of the popular Midnight Edition package. When the Midnight Edition debuted in 2017, it was available only with the range-topping Platinum trim, but for 2018 it moves to the more accessible SL trim. This special package adds black 20-inch Midnight Edition aluminum-alloy wheels, mirror caps, spoiler, roof rails, grille surround, front and rear fascia accents, license plate finisher, badging and splash guards, illuminated kick plates, exterior approach lighting, and available Midnight Edition floor mats. Buyers can get this model in Pearl White, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black.
It also gains a new rear door alert system. When the driver opens the rear door prior to driving, the Pathfinder remembers this and alerts the driver when they park if it senses something in the rear seat. This will help busybodies not forget their groceries, to-go food, pets, and more. For those who don’t want this feature activated, it is easily deactivated.
Also new on the 2018 Pathfinder is standard automatic emergency braking, which applies the brakes if it senses a frontal collision may occur.
On the midrange SL trim, the 2018 Pathfinder gains a few extra standard features, including adaptive cruise control, NissanConnect with Navigation, six USB ports, and more.
Finally, there are two new colors: Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine.
The 2018 Pathfinder starts from $30,790 for the S trim with two-wheel drive and tops out at $44,010 in the Platinum four-wheel-drive model. It’s available now at Nissan dealerships nationwide.