Nissan engineers somehow found a way to add 24 horsepower and 19 lb-ft of torque to the Pathfinder’s V6 engine. Now rated at 284 horsepower, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds, which is 1,000 more than what this crossover SUV was capable of hauling just one year ago. In addition to those additional ponies, engineers also added direct-injection technology to the V6 to make it as fuel-efficient as possible.
Classic and attractive exterior design
Once known for its off-road abilities, the Nissan Pathfinder has evolved into an excellent family hauler in the 30 years since it first debuted. For 2018, the Pathfinder sports a revised front end that’s highlighted by its attention-grabbing V-Motion grille and LED running lights. In addition, even the entry-level S model comes standard with roof rails, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and rear privacy glass. The Pathfinder might come with a more rounded appearance than when it first premiered, but this SUV is still sure to turn heads whether out on the highway or cruising through the city.
Highly-developed safety technology
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder earned the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Every 2018 Pathfinder comes standard with advanced safety features like traction and stability control, a rearview camera, and antilock brakes. In addition, the new Pathfinder is also available with NissanConnect Services, which add even more advanced safety tech, such as stolen vehicle locator and alarm notification, automatic collision notification, and emergency calling.