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2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Select a Different Model (8 Available): Platinum 2WD
Fair Market Price $ 43043
MPG (EPA) 20 CTY /27 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 16/80 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2019 Nissan Pathfinder MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Generous cargo space
  • Punchy V-6 engine
  • Long standard equipment list

You Won't Like

  • No smartphone integration
  • Cheap interior materials on lower grades
  • Poor ride on bad surfaces

New for 2019

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder gets a new Rock Creek Edition with cool design cues like dark 18-inch alloy wheels, black mesh grille and roof rails, two-tone upholstery with contrast stitching, and black badges. Only the SV and SL grades are available in the Rock Creek Edition. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard on the SV grade, all trims now come with rear parking sensors and USB-C ports, and LED headlights have been made standard on the SL and Platinum variants. One new exterior color, Mocha Almond Pearl, has been added.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is a three-row midsize crossover that slots above the five-seat Murano and the full-size Armada. Front-wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Four grades are offered.

Pathfinder S: The base trim comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, three-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, a six-speaker audio system, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a 4.0-inch instrument cluster display, six USB ports including two USB-C ones, keyless entry and start, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.

Pathfinder SV: Moving up to the SV grade adds remote start, an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, fog lights, a heated steering wheel, and a Homelink transceiver.

Pathfinder SL: The SL grade adds leather upholstery, heated front and second row seats, a power-operated front passenger seat, navigation, a surround-view camera system, LED headlights, metallic interior trim, and a hands-free power liftgate.

Pathfinder Platinum: Range-topping Platinum models get 20-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, ventilated front seats, a 13-Speaker Bose audio system, and wood-like interior trim.

A rear seat entertainment system is available on the Platinum trim.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Powering the 2019 Pathfinder is Nissan's venerable 3.5-liter V-6 with 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings are 20/27 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive; all Pathfinders use a CVT.

Safety

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder received a five-star rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the crossover received a 2019 Top Safety Pick rating after earning a Good score on all categories except headlights and the passenger's side front small overlap impact where it received an Acceptable rating (Good is the highest score), and a Superior front crash prevention rating for avoiding a 12-mph collision and reducing the speed of a 25-mph impact by 14 mph (Superior is the highest rating in the front crash prevention test).

Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard on all models. Go for the SV grade or higher for adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Nissan's rear door alert feature, which reminds you to check the rear seats before locking the vehicle, is standard on all models.

Utility

With all seats in place, the 2019 Pathfinder has 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space. You can expand it to 47.4 cubic feet with the third row folded or 79.5 cubic feet with the second and third rows down. When properly equipped, the 2019 Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds of payload.

What We Think

In a 2017 First Test, we noted that the Pathfinder has good power in all driving situations. Interior space is also generous and the sliding second row helps make the cabin flexible. Lower trim levels, however, have interiors with plenty of hard plastics including in the dashboard.

In a 2014 Big Test that also included the Dodge Durango, Toyota Highlander, and the previous generations of the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda CX-9, the Nissan Pathfinder placed third for spacious interior but the droning CVT, poor ride over unmaintained surfaces and second- and third row seating that have unusually high floors kept it from the win.

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2019 NISSAN PATHFINDER SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic
Trim
Platinum 2WD
Class
Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
284@6400
Standard MPG
20/27
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Wireless Remote Control
$1505 $1700

Cargo Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); First Aid Kit; Floor Covering; Under-Floor Storage Dividers
$266 $315

Engine: V6 3.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Mocha Almond Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Midnight Pine Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Magnetic Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Brilliant Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Gun Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pearl White Tricoat Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Caspian Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Pkg Pkg

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Welcome Lighting (PIO)

$334 $390

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wireless Remote Control

CONTAINED IN: [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Pkg Pkg

Axle Ratio, 5.250

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.5 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Running Boards

$527 $670

Splash Guards, Black (4 Piece Set)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$157 $185

Splash Guards (4-Piece) (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$157 $185

Cross Bars (PIO)

$294 $365

Rear Bumper Protector (PIO)

$163 $215

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Glass Roof

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [B92] Splash Guards (4-Piece) (PIO); [B10] Splash Guards, Black (4 Piece Set)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate with Hands-Free Release

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Underbody Protection

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Passenger

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [M92] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [M92] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats, 4 Piece (PIO)

$187 $235

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console And Instrument Panel ; Wood & Leather On Doors; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Heated Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Under-Floor Storage Dividers

CONTAINED IN: [M92] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Illuminated Kick Plates

$281 $365

Interior Accent Lighting (PIO)

$310 $355

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Low Beam

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Special Paint - Scarlet Ember

$350 $395

Special Paint - White

$350 $395

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Automatic Emergency Braking

Std Std

First Aid Kit

CONTAINED IN: [M92] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED Halogen High Beams

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Around View Monitor Camera ; Rear Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) Camera and Radar ; Side Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, Ventilated 10-Way Power Climate Controlled Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 4-Way Power Climate Controlled Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Charcoal Leather

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Split Bench Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Almond Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Pkg Pkg

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [H02] Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Thirteen Bose® Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/55TR20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated