2020 Nissan Pathfinder

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$31,980

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2020 Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Nissan Pathfinder trim comparison will help you decide.

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

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 design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

It's a very versatile car

I was trying to replace my Xterra. There is plenty of room, it has a nice comfortable interior, not as rugged as Xterra. It is a nice quiet ride.

5.0

Very comfortable and very luxurious

This 4x4 is more than we dreamed of owning.... Awesome ride & comfort... Very luxurious for the money..... 4x4 rocks por world & fits our needs

5.0

Rock Creek Edition

Love the Rock Creek Edition. Makes it stand out from other Pathfinders. Love the SL With Panoramic moon roofs, safety features and BOSE Stereo is amazing!

See all 34 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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