2020 Nissan Pathfinder

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2020 Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

198.5” x 69.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Powerful V-6 engine
  • Responsive CVT
  • Second-row comfort
  • Third-row access and headroom
  • Enhanced visibility with available 360-degree camera system

The bad:

  • Loud drivetrain
  • Firm, unrefined ride
  • Dated interior design
  • Overly complex multimedia interface
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered

4 trims

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Our 2020 Nissan Pathfinder trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New Rock Creek Edition available
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Seats seven in three rows
  • 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Foot-activated power liftgate available
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2020 Nissan Pathfinder review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder?

The Nissan Pathfinder is a roomy SUV with seating for seven in three rows. All models come with a 284-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that teams with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

What’s New on the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder?

Changes for 2020 are limited to a new Rock Creek Edition, aimed at buyers looking for a more rugged, off-road look. Available with front- or all-wheel drive on SV and SL trim levels, the Rock Creek Edition includes unique 18-inch wheels and tires, a black mesh grille, black roof rails, black door handles, black mirror caps and black badges. Inside, the Rock Creek Edition gets two-tone seats, contrast stitching and more badges.

What Features in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Are Most Important?

All models have standard automatic emergency braking, and all but the base S trim have blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. SL and Platinum models feature a 360-degree camera system. Nissan also gives shoppers the choice of front- or all-wheel drive on all versions, and all Pathfinders have a roomy, easily accessible third row.

Should I Buy the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder?

Despite several strong points, the Pathfinder competes with a flock of three-row SUVs that offer as much or more in the way of features. The Pathfinder suffers from a loud engine and a ride that’s rough and unrefined compared with other SUVs. Moreover, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still aren’t available.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Almost perfect for me

I love this Nissan SUV. Is more than I was hoping for. The only negative comment I have after 2 1/2 weeks of owning it is that it is too easy for someone to tamper with your gasoline because there is no lock on it. Just push the door and it pops open. NOT SAFE!


I LOVE my 2020 Nissan Pathfinder!

I LOVE my 2020 Nissan Pathfinder! I purchased the Pathfinder as it drove and handled smoothly with power. I test drove the Rogue, Altman, and Maxima, and the Pathfinder had, hands down the best ride, handling, and comfort. I love that it never let's me lock my keys in the car. I love my Caspian blue exterior, and palomino interior. I love its sexy curves, and the durability of the seat material. It could be a little more comfortable, but overall, I LOVE it!


Love my Pathfinder

Bought this car brand new. Have had it for 3 years now. Absolutely love it. Never any issues. Car was 100% from day one. Yes, would get another one. Got the SL. Love all the features.. Would have to trade down quite a bit to get a new car at the same price.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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