Pathfinder, one of Nissan best known and most popular nameplates in its 60-year plus history in the United States, continues to offer a unique combination of rugged design, powerful performance, easy access for all seven passengers and a long list of standard and available innovative features and advanced technologies. It's the perfect way for families to turn up the adventure, around town or on and off the road.
The big news for the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is the introduction of the new Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, a special value option package offering unique exterior and interior treatments that emphasize the rugged Pathfinder heritage. It is offered on Pathfinder SV and SL grades, in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive configurations, with two additional equipment packages and in a choice of seven available exterior colors – allowing buyers to customize their Pathfinder to their precise tastes.
Key differences between the Rock Creek Edition and standard 2019 Nissan Pathfinder include unique dark 18-inch wheels with unique 255/60R18 all-season tires, black mesh grille, black roof rails, black door handles and outside rearview mirrors, black front and rear fascia accents and license plate finisher, black molded overfenders, and black model, grade and 4WD badges (if so equipped) and unique "Rock Creek" badging on the front doors.
Interior changes include unique Rock Creek Edition two-tone seating surfaces and badging, high contrast stitching on seats, door, console lid and steering wheel and premium metallic interior trim. Every Rock Creek Edition also features a standard trailer tow hitch and harness and splash guards.
In addition, the new SV Rock Creek Edition Technology Package includes NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, SiriusXM Traffic, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, heated cloth front seats, heated steering wheel and heated outside rearview mirrors. The new SL Rock Creek Edition Premium Package adds Bose 13-speaker Premium Audio System and Power Panorama Moonroof.
The seven-passenger 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations and a choice of four well-equipped grade levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
2019 Nissan Pathfinder refined exterior provides a strong sense of adventure character and presence and features Nissan signature design elements such as the "V-Motion" grille and boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights. LED headlights are standard on Pathfinder SL and Platinum grade. Other available exterior features include fog lights, outside rearview mirrors with integrated turn signals and 18-inch and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs.
An available Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory is standard on SL and Platinum grades. A simple wave of the foot under the center of the liftgate activates the power opening function.
Pathfinder's stylish, adventure-ready interior includes comfortable seating for seven. Every 2019 Pathfinder interior is anchored by Nissan's innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, a 2nd row tilt and glide seat that allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed.
A wide range of seating and cargo carrying combinations are available with the 2nd row 60/40-split seat with manual slide/recline/fold flat and 3rd row 50/50-split seat with manual recline/flat fold. Cloth seat fabric is standard for S and SV grades, while leather-appointed seating is standard on SL and Platinum models. Heated and Cooled front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel are also available.
Available Pathfinder information technology includes a standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD), located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer. The standard 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings – including the available NissanConnect Navigation. The available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM features automatic collision notification, emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, customizable alerts, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts.
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder wide range of available convenience features and driving aids also includes standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, RearView Monitor, and available 13-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, Mobile Family Entertainment Package with dual headrest 8.0-inch DVD monitors, Nissan Intelligent Key with programmable settings, Remote Engine Start, Dual Panorama Moonroof and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.
Advanced Driver Assistance technology includes Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
As part of its highly capable adventure credentials, every 2019 Pathfinder comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with Nissan Direct Injection Gasoline system. Also utilized on the flagship Nissan Armada full-size SUV, DIG provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system). The engine also utilizes mirror bore cylinder coating to help reduce engine weight by around three pounds and reduces friction between the piston ring and the cylinder wall (versus heavy cast iron cylinder liners).
Horsepower is rated at 284 hp and torque is rated at 259 lb-ft. The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined for 2WD models; 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (21 mpg Platinum) for 4WD models. All 2019 Pathfinder models are equipped with Nissan's advanced Xtronic transmission (similar to that utilized in the sporty Nissan Maxima). The Xtronic transmission includes D-Step Logic Control, which simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling.
Standard maximum towing capacity is a best-in-class of up to 6,000 pounds, giving owners the ability to tow two-axle recreational trailers, whether for watercraft, flatbeds or campers. The advanced Xtronic transmission design, with standard oil cooler, helps keep engine rpm optimized while towing without the typical "hunting for a gear" feel.
As in previous years, 2019 Nissan Pathfinder also features selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes from the available Intelligent 4x4 (I-4x4) 4WD system. With the available intuitive four-wheel drive, Pathfinder continues to serve as an excellent vehicle for inclement weather driving conditions.
Pathfinder also features selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes for its available Intelligent 4x4 (I-4x4) 4WD system. The system lets the driver choose full-time 2WD for maximum fuel economy, Auto mode to automatically monitor conditions and adjust the balance of power between front and rear wheels for best traction, or 4WD Lock mode when full-time 4WD is desired. In addition, standard Hill Start Assist helps prevent loss of control when starting and driving away on a steep incline (both 4WD and 2WD models), while standard Hill Descent Control (4WD only) helps by adjusting speed and brake pressure when traveling slowly down steep, rough terrain grades.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder 4-wheel independent suspension also contributes to the enhanced driving dynamics, offering improved body control and a more refined ride. Rebound springs are added to the front struts to help assist with roll balance and body control. The result is the Pathfinder remains flat while cornering and road vibrations are well controlled, especially on rough roads and during off-road driving. In addition, a hydraulic electric steering system provides solid cornering feedback and feel.
2019 NISSAN PATHFINDER HIGHLIGHTS
Bold front end with available signature LED boomerang headlights
Standard LED Daytime Running Lights
Available halogen fog lights
Nissan signature V-Motion grille design
Bold hood and front bumper – projecting a wide stance and look
Detailed, precision taillight and rear bumper design
Aerodynamic front chin spoiler and radiator grille
Front (chin) and rear (roof) spoilers, rear tire deflectors and rear suspension fairing
0.335 coefficient of drag
Open upper cabin with low beltline and thin A- and D-pillars
Long wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs
Chrome grille, front and rear door handles and front and rear fascia accents
Body color bumpers and outside mirrors with integrated turn signals on all grade levels
Available heated outside mirrors and mirror reverse sync
Black roof molding, available chrome bodyside molding
UV-reducing solar glass, rear privacy glass
Auto on/off headlights with auto hazard system (linked to front wipers with twilight detection) – standard on SV models and above
Available Dual Panorama Moonroof with one-touch open/close controls (front), manual front sunshade and rear roof glass with power sunshade (standard on Platinum)
Available Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory (standard on SL and Platinum grades)
Standard painted roof rails and available cross bars
Available Rock Creek Edition exterior features, including black molded overfenders, black mesh grille, black roof rails, front silver skid plate, black door handles and outside rearview mirrors, black front and rear fascia accents and license plate finisher, black badging
Nine available exterior colors: Magnetic Black Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Pearl White Tricoat (premium color), Glacier White, Caspian Blue Metallic, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium color), Midnight Pine Metallic and new Mocha Almond Pearl
Engine and Driveline
Standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6 producing 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque
Direct Injection Gasoline system, which provides better wide-open throttle performance and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control
11.0:1 compression ratio
Aluminum block and heads with mirror bore cylinder coating (reduces weight and friction)
Microfinished crankshaft and camshaft, resin-coated pistons, Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS)
Third-generation Xtronic transmission (similar to Nissan Maxima design) with D-Step Logic Control, which simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling without holding a high rpm constant, letting rpms build as speed builds; high final gear ratio of 5.250
Zero to 60 mph: 7.4 sec (4WD)
Fuel economy of 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined for 2WD models; 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg (21 mpg Platinum) combined for 4WD models
Available Intelligent 4x4 (I-4x4) 4WD system with 2WD/AUTO/4WD Lock modes
Standard 2-wheel or 4-wheel active brake limited slip (ABLS)
Standard Hill Start Assist (2WD and 4WD) and Hill Descent Control (4WD only)
Available tow hitch receiver, trailer harness and finisher (standard on Platinum and with Rock Creek Edition package)
Standard best-in-class 6,000-lb towing capacity (when properly equipped) (SAE J2807 compliant)
Standard transmission oil cooler
Suspension, Steering and Braking
Durable unibody construction
Stiff front and rear springs for controlled roll and pitch/bounce motion
Independent strut front suspension with rebound springs and stabilizer bar
Multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar, Twin tube shock absorbers with dual flow path and Hydraulic electric speed-sensitive power-assisted steering
4-wheel vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Standard 18-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels with light gun metallic paint finish, 235/65R18 all-season tires
Available unique dark 18-inch wheels with unique 255/60R18 all-season tires (Rock Creek Edition)
Available 20-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels with light gun metallic paint finish, 235/55R20 all-season tires (standard on Platinum)
Modern interior design with 7-passenger seating
6-way manual driver's seat and manual lumbar support, 4-way manual front passenger seat
Available 8-way power driver's seat and 2-way power lumbar support, 4-way power front passenger's seat
Available leather-appointed 1st and 2nd row seating and 1st row power memory seats (SL and Platinum grades)
Cloth seat materials (S and SV grades)
Available Heated and Cooled front seats (Platinum grade)
Standard 2nd row 60/40-split seat with manual slide/recline/fold flat and 3rd row 50/50-split seat with manual recline/flat fold
EZ Flex Seating System™ with 3rd row access from 2nd row walk-in function and LATCH AND GLIDE™ child safety seat slide functionality (on passenger side seat)
Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD) with infotainment and driver assistance displays
8.0-inch color touch-screen monitor with WVGA display standard on all models
Available heated steering wheel (standard on SL and Platinum models)
Available NissanConnect Navigation including three years of SiriusXM® Traffic service (standard on SL and Platinum models)
Available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM (standard on SL and Platinum models)
SiriusXM Travel Link with three years of complimentary service
Standard Streaming audio via Bluetooth
Available Nissan Intelligent Key with programmable settings
Standard Push Button Ignition, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control and rear air conditioning
Standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Available 13-speaker Bose audio system with Acoustic Waveguide Subwoofer
Power windows with driver/front passenger one-touch auto up/down with auto-reverse (driver's side auto down only on S)
Available HomeLink Universal Transceiver, Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
Available dual head restraint-mounted DVD video entertainment system
Available wood-toned interior trim accents (Platinum grade) and metallic finish interior trim accents (SL grade)
Large center console, storage compartment under cargo floor and cargo area light
Available Remote Engine Start (standard on SV, SL and Platinum models)
Standard Rear Door Alert (RDA) system
Available unique Rock Creek Edition seating surfaces and badging, high contrast stitching on seat, door, console lid and steering wheel and premium metallic interior trim
Two available interior colors – Charcoal and Almond (with contrasting black/beige materials)
Safety and Security
Nissan Advanced AirBag System, Child safety rear door locks, 3-point seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
Standard supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Standard roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side-impact and rollover head protection for outboard passengers in all three rows (includes rollover sensor)
3-point seat belts for rear seat occupants, including 2nd row center position
Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Emergency Braking (AEB)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) – 2nd row outboard seating positions only
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with standard Easy-Fill Tire Alert, available independent tire pressure monitoring (SV and above)
Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
2019 Nissan Pathfinder MSRP
Pathfinder S 2WD
Pathfinder SV 2WD
Pathfinder SL 2WD
Pathfinder Platinum 2WD
Pathfinder S 4WD
Pathfinder SV 4WD
Pathfinder SL 4WD
Pathfinder Platinum 4WD