Over the years, the Pathfinder has morphed from a full sized sport utility vehicle into a midsized family vehicle. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is able to comfortably seat seven passengers along with quietness and comfort while traveling. This new offering of the Pathfinder is a crossover that has received a minor facelift as compared to the vehicle’s predecessors. The 2016 Pathfinder is said to address and resolve the issues that have plagued the vehicle line since 2012.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Specs
The crossover will receive its power from a duo of engine options. The base model engine option will be a 3.5 liter aspirated V-6 unit that will deliver a maximum output of 160 brake horsepower and 250 pounds per feet of torque. Just as with the vehicle’s predecessors, it will be equipped with front wheel drive as a standard with an option of all wheel drive. Although the V6 is not the quietest, it does deliver an ample amount of power for the crossover vehicle.
The optional unit choice for the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will be a supercharged 2.5 liter inline four that will be coupled with an electric motor that can deliver 250 brake horsepower and 242 pound per feet of torque. This offering is almost equivalent to the V-6 unit option of the vehicle. The very best part of the hybrid unit offering is the fuel economy that it is able to deliver consumers. The new Pathfinder’s fuel economy registers in at approximately 30% better than previous models at an average of a combined 26 miles per gallon.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior and Interior Redesign
The exterior of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will predominately remain unchanged in regards to the vehicle’s front end. The rear will feature a few alterations that will increase not only its aesthetics but also its functionality. The taillights of the vehicle will be all new and equipped with the ability to light up in different patterns. The varying pattern display is due to a new LED system.
The interior of the crossover vehicle will receive the lion’s share of the updating for the 2016 model version of the vehicle. The dash of the interior has been constructed with a new type of material and the general layout will be increasingly clearer. This will allow the driver to focus more clearly on the road while additionally providing passengers with a pleasant and enjoyable riding experience. The base version of the model includes the following:
- A 7 inch display.
- Rear view camera.
- An excellent audio system.
- USB connectivity.
- Bluetooth connectivity.
- One of the best air conditioning systems within the automotive world.
- The (optional) leather upholstery.
- The (optional) navigation system.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is predicted to makes its debut early within the calendar year of 2016. Many industry insiders believe that the pricing of the new crossover offering will be in the neighborhood of $38,000. The top trim level of the vehicle is said to cost consumers an amount within the neighborhood of $58,000.
Currently, the 2016 Pathfinder is currently only in its testing stage. Therefore consumers can anticipate the vehicle’s release towards the close of 2015 or within the early months of 2016. It is competitively priced while brimming with technology, comfort and upscale styling.