The Nissan Pathfinder has been around for what seems like forever, but in reality, it is heading into its 30th model year here in the U.S., which is quite a feat. Unfortunately, the Pathfinder isn’t quite as good at finding paths as it once was, as it has recently moved from being a rugged, truck-based SUV to a cushy crossover. Today, Nissan has revealed the updates and pricing for its 2016 edition of the Pathfinder.
For the 2016 model year, the updates to the Pathfinder are pretty limited. Inside the cabin, the 2016 Pathfinder gains a new almond color option with contrasting black and beige trim, and a new heated steering wheel on the SL trim level. The only other notable change for 2016 is the SV trim’s new Cold Package that includes heated cloth seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated side-view mirrors.
Also revealed today is the pricing of the updated Pathfinder. The base model, known as the S 4WD, starts at $29,780, which is unchanged from the 2015 model year. The rest of the pricing is as follows:
• Pathfinder SV 2WD $33,100 ($40 decrease)
• Pathfinder SL 2WD $36,360 ($150 increase)
• Pathfinder Platinum 2WD $41,560 (no change)
• Pathfinder S 4WD $31,470 (no change)
• Pathfinder SV 4WD $34,790 ($40 decrease)
• Pathfinder SL 4WD $38,050 ($150 increase)
• Pathfinder Platinum 4WD $43,250 (no change)
The 2016 Pathfinder will continue on with the same 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 260 horsepower that mates to an Xtronic transmission. This gives the Pathfinder the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds, while its fuel economy stretches as high as 27 mpg highway with two-wheel drive.
The updated Pathfinder is available immediately.