Currently a mid-sized, family friend, well established sport utility vehicle, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has successfully evolved from its truck based into a refined crossover. It supplies comfortable seating for seven adults as well as more interior spacing than its closest competitors, the Honda Pilot, the Ford Explorer or the Toyota Highlander. For the 2015 model year, there have been significant changes to the software controls for the vehicle’s continuous variable transmission (CVT); which the automaker calls by the name of “D-Step” logic and it permits a feel that the driver is shifting via a traditional transmission in a series of steps.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder Powertrain
The standard engine that produces 250 horsepower is a 3.5 liter V-6 that is paired with a continuously variable transmission and if offered adjacent to the 2.5 liter four cylinder with a 15 kilowatt hybrid engine that is able to produce a maximum output capability of 50 horsepower (which is a mere 10 horsepower short of the output of the standard V-6 engine). The addition of the hybrid model will be the first in the history of the crossover sport utility vehicle.
The towing capability of the current model is sacrificed as well as some of its abilities in rough terrain in order to made room for the hybrid amenities. As a standard, front wheel drive will be offered as the engine and CVT combination is able to offer a greater range of engine to transmission ratios that were unattainable to previous versions of the Pathfinder. The fuel efficiency will be increased with the implementation of the hybrid version, delivering an estimated 26 combined mpg (25 mpg city and 27 mpg highway).
2015 Nissan Pathfinder Design
The optional packaged have been carefully crafted by Nissan in order to reflect what families tend to order. Options such as the following will be available to those purchasing the new 2015 Nissan Pathfinder: the ability to retrieve traffic information, navigational system, voice recognition, tri-zone entertainment system, and Bluetooth streaming audio. Consumers are also presented with the option to program each of the included 7 inch screens separately. Rear seat passengers will be able to enjoy gaming input, photos or a DVD; while front row passengers are able to partake in their own programming options.
The interior of the latest 2015 Nissan Pathfinder will also include height adjustable driver seating that is manual (that also includes lumbar adjustment), a 60/40 split folding second row of seating (that is also able to recline and slide) as well as 50/50 split third row reclining. The six disc changer for music greatly accompanies the telescoping and tilting steering wheel primly.
The exterior of the vehicle hosts heated mirrors, a roof rack, rear parking sensors, and a front tow hook. The SL trim level allows consumers to benefit from a power lift gate with positional memory as well as remote start.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder Price
The very top trim level of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, the Platinum, will be priced within the neighborhood of $42,000 and feature all-wheel drive, cooled front seats, the tow package, navigation, a Bose audio system, a higher resolution touch screen and an Around View Monitor. The top trim level will also include adaptive cruise control, a blind spot system, and much more. Lesser trim levels will undoubtedly be less expensive, but still able to fulfill the needs of families of varied demographics.