2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Test Drive Review: Ready To Find A New Path?

by Jared Rosenholtz

The original Nissan Pathfinder arrived at a time when body-on-frame SUVs touted capable off-road ability for people who lived more rugged lifestyles. Today, car-based crossovers rule the roost and the "path" found by today's Pathfinder is more likely to be a route from the PTA meeting to the grocery store than a trek up a mountain.

You can't blame car manufacturers for jumping on the crossover bandwagon - hell, even Lamborghini is doing it - but certain brands have been in the game longer than others in the US, and Nissan is one of them. The Nissan Pathfinder has always been a popular and affordable choice for large families looking for a car with equal parts practicality and comfort, and we're pleased to report that it still offers both. This fourth-generation Pathfinder arrived back in 2012 and not much has changed in that time. Nissan has stuck to the proven recipe of a naturally-aspirated V6 engine, as have its competitors the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and the result is a predictable power band and reasonably good fuel economy. The Pathfinder is offered in two-wheel and four-wheel-drive configuration and sports a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. A Rock Creek Edition package was made available to harken back to the Pathfinder's rugged roots and we were sent one to spend the week with.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2019 Pathfinder?

Nissan hasn't made any serious changes to the Pathfinder for 2020. The Rock Creek Edition package is still available and adds unique alloy wheels, a black mesh grille, black roof rails, and side mirrors. On the inside, the Black Creek Edition sports two-tone seating surfaces and premium metallic interior trim. This special edition also gets a standard trailer tow hitch harness and splash guards. The Pathfinder is due for a much-needed redesign in the near future.

Pros and Cons

  • Good value for money
  • Rock Creek Edition looks cool
  • Good interior space
  • Impressive towing capacity
  • Good fuel economy
  • Bland styling
  • Ancient technology
  • Engine could be more refined
  • Transmission is a weak point
  • Steering is heavy

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
S
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$31,980
SV
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$34,770
SL
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$38,390
Platinum
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$43,220

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior

The Pathfinder and its competitors such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander aren't going to swoon any supermodels or turn the heads of dedicated gearheads anytime soon; they offer inoffensive, family-friendly designs that are meant to be soft on the eye. The 2020 Pathfinder continues to use Nissan signature design styling: the V-Motion grille and boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights give the Pathfinder a rugged look that's missing from the Honda Pilot. Standard exterior features across the range include roof rails, a rear body-color spoiler, power wing mirrors, UV-reducing solar glass and rear privacy glass, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels. From the SV and up, you get standard intelligent auto headlights and a set of fog lights. Platinum models get chrome body side-moldings, a dual-panel panoramic moonroof, and a motion-activated liftgate. Rock Creek cars get special badging and blacked-out alloy wheels.

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Dimensions

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is longer than rivals such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander in terms of dimensions: with a total length of 198.5 inches, the Pathfinder is 3.6 inches longer than the Toyota and two inches longer than the Honda. Height comes in at 69.5 inches, growing to 70.6 when you include the roof rails. Width comes in at 65.7. The Pathfinder rolls on the longest wheelbase at 114.2 when compared to the Honda Pilot's 111 inches and the Toyota's 112.2. Ground clearance is a useful seven inches. Curb weights for the 2020 Pathfinder in two-wheel-drive configuration start off with 4,287 pounds for the base model, growing to 4,302 for the SV, 4,335 for the SL, and finally 4,523 for the Platinum. Four-wheel-drive models add around 140 pounds to that curb weight.

  • Length 198.5 in
  • Wheelbase 114.2 in
  • Height 69.5 in
  • Max Width 77.3 in
  • Front Width 65.7 in
  • Rear Width 65.7 in

Exterior Colors

The reserved exterior styling of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is complimented by a palette of nine exterior paint colors that range from basics such as Magnetic Black Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, and Glacier White, although available colors are different for each trim. For those who appreciate a more mature look, colors such as Mocha Almond Pearl, Caspian Blue Metallic, and Midnight Pine Metallic should work well. Nissan also offers premium colors at an extra cost. These include Pearl White Tricoat and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat. If we had the honor of choosing the exterior paint color, we'd go with Midnight Pine Metallic on the Rock Creek Edition, which adds a rugged look to the otherwise unassuming Pathfinder.

  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Midnight Pine Metallic, Build Out:12/31/2019
  • Mocha Almond Pearl

Pathfinder Performance

The mold is kept solidly in place when it comes to the Pathfinder's performance levels; it's a second-string player who occasionally gets in when a starter needs a break. The combination of a naturally aspirated V6 engine, continuously variable automatic transmission, and a curb weight well over 4,000 pounds translates into an SUV that will stick with traffic and cruise at highway speeds, but feels sluggish when you need a burst of acceleration. The 2020 Pathfinder will do a 0 to 60 time in the high seven, to low eight-second bracket, making it about as quick as a 1958 Aston Martin DB4 or 1984 Ford Mustang SVO. So it might not have explosive performance, but the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder does have a trick up its sleeve: it can tow a maximum of 6,000 pounds, which is around 1,000 pounds more than the competition.

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Engine and Transmission

Most SUVs in this section stick to the tried and trusted naturally-aspirated V6, which makes sense when you consider their smooth operation, decent power outputs, and good fuel economy thanks to modern software and variable valve timing wizardry. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, which produces 284 hp at 6,400 rpm, and 259 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm. Both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander also make use of a 3.5-liter V6, but the Highlander produces over ten more hp than the Pathfinder. Power is sent to either the front or all four wheels via a CVT automatic transmission. Power delivery from the V6 is linear, but with peak only arriving well after 4,000 rpm, the hum of the CVT transmission at high rpm can get annoying when the demand for power increases. Despite sharing more or less the same power figures, the Honda Pilot feels more responsive in the way it delivers its power. The Pathfinder is available in 2WD and 4WD; the available intelligent 4x4 system lets the driver select between 2WD for maximum fuel economy, auto, which adjusts power delivery to each wheel for the best traction, or 4WD lock mode for maximum performance. We expect an all-new Pathfinder to arrive next year, hopefully sporting a newer CVT and Nissan's new variable compression turbocharged engine with a frugal hybrid option.

  • Engine
    3.5-liter V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, FWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Get behind the wheel of the 2020 Pathfinder, and it becomes abundantly clear that this Japanese SUV was designed nearly a decade ago. The steering feels unnecessarily heavy and things get even worse as soon as you take on a tight corner with some extra speed: the Pathfinder rolls its body around like a fat kid at wrestling practice, and the overly heavy steering makes this SUV feel larger than it actually is. At low speeds, the steering is not any better, making it quite tiresome to move the Pathfinder around in a tight parking garage. In 4WD configuration, the Pathfinder claws to the road, which is a boon for drivers who live in snow areas, but if you're only going to be doing town driving in hotter regions, the FWD car is fine. Cars such as the Honda Pilot offer more precise steering and more balanced suspension damping. The Pathfinder's ride comfort is acceptable in this class, though we noted there are many quieter options available in this segment. Take the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade for a test drive if you want a far more modern and refined driving experience.

Pathfinder Gas Mileage

Thirty years ago, a 4,500 pound SUV powered by a naturally-aspirated V6 engine would suck down gas at a rapid rate: basic fuel injection and old-school MAP airflow meters meant that these vehicles had a tendency to be heavy drinkers. Nissan has employed modern engine advancements such as direct fuel injection and mirror bore cylinder coating to streamline the combustion process and lighten engine weight. This results in some pretty impressive gas mileage figures of 20/27/23 mpg city/highway/combined for the 2WD car and 20/27/22 mpg for 4WD cars. Platinum models see that number dip slightly to 19/26/21 mpg. The Pathfinder beats the Honda Pilot FWD 3.5-liter six-cylinder figures of 20/27/23 mpg, but loses out to the Toyota Highlander 3.5-liter six-cylinder auto with 21/29/24 mpg. A 19.5-gallon fuel tank gives the 2020 Pathfinder a maximum range of between 429 and 449 miles.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    19.5 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 20/27 mpg
* 2020 Nissan Pathfinder FWD S

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Interior

There's nothing fancy about the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder's interior, but there's not a lot wrong with it either; you get a clean and simplified layout that will make sense to anyone who's ever been behind the wheel of a car produced after 1916, and an uncluttered dashboard that puts all the important knobs and controls within easy reach of the driver and front passenger. The interior convenience features are impressive, and even the base model sports a few items that you'd struggle to find on multi-million dollar Lamborghinis. Standard features offered across the range include a push-button ignition system, remote keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, two 12-volt power outlets, as well as a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat. Higher up in the range you get some seriously premium gadgets such as remote engine start on SV models and upwards, as well as a HomeLink universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Pathfinder's three rows and 7-seater capacity balances comfortable seating and passenger space with a decent amount of cargo capacity that will be appreciated by families who enjoy long road trips just as much as managing everyday mundanities such as grocery shopping, but Honda's Pilot and the Toyota Highlander offer seating for one more. The 2020 Pathfinder's seating arrangement is anchored by Nissan's EZ Flex Seating System, which features a second-row tilt and glide seat that makes third-row access a breeze (though it doesn't jive well with car seats). Seating configurations are quite impressive and include a second-row 60/40-split seat with manual slide/recline/fold and third row 50/50-split seat with manual recline/fold. The base model gets a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, SV models get power seats with eight adjustments, and SL cars and upward get ten-way adjustability, including two-way lumbar support. Headroom measures 42.2 inches in the front, 39.4 inches in the second row, and 37.8 inches in the third row. These numbers drop by an inch or so when the Pathfinder is fitted with a moonroof. Legroom in the front is 42.2 inches, and an impressive 41.7 inches in the second row. Third-row passengers get a tight 19.8 inches.

  • Seating capacity
    7-seater
  • Front Leg Room 42.2 in
  • Front Head Room 42.2 in
  • Rear Leg Room 41.7 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.4 in

Interior Colors and Materials

This SUV was always destined for a hard life; picking up kids from school, hauling stuff during a move, and carrying dirty mountain bikes is par for the course, and this is why the Pathfinder employs a good amount of hard-wearing plastics and cloth that will stand up to a life of abuse. Base models get cloth seats while SL models and up get the leather treatment. Top-spec Platinum models get perforated seats and leather door trim. You'll also find leather on the steering wheel and shift knob when you get inside the SV, SL or Platinum. SL cars get metallic interior trim, while Platinum cars show off with wood-tone inserts. The Pathfinder's interior feels solid and rattle-free and should stand up to a full-frontal attack by a large family and everything it brings with it, but if you want an SUV with a more premium feel, look elsewhere.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Trunk and Cargo Space

Trunk and overall cargo capacity must be one of the most important factors when it comes to this class of car, and many will base their purchasing decision solely on the amount of trunk space offered by the car in question. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder offers a class-competitive amount of space, from the third row, all the way up to the first, marginally missing out on the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Behind the third row, you'll get a useful 16.2 cubic feet; about as much as a Honda Accord has to offer. Fold-down the third row, and that space opens up to 47.4 cubic feet. With all seats folded flat, the Pathfinder offers 79.5 cubic feet of space, over four less than the Pilot. The available hands-free liftgate makes loading and unloading a bearable task. Small items can be stored in the front seatback pockets, overhead sunglasses storage compartment, glovebox, small dash storage nook, and center console storage bin. There are eight cupholders and six-bottle holders on offer, too.

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Pathfinder Infotainment and Features

Features

Nissan has packed a whole lot of value into its 2020 Pathfinder, and buyers will appreciate the fact that the base model shares a number of significant features with its more expensive counterparts. The exterior of the 2020 Pathfinder gets LED daytime running lights, roof rails, a body-colored rear spoiler and power side mirrors as standard, and higher-spec models get intelligent auto headlights, fog lights, heated side mirrors, and a motion-activated liftgate. Inside the cabin, you can expect to find a push-button start and keyless entry system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and two 12-volt power outlets. Higher up in the range power-adjustable seats, rain-sensing window wipers, and auto-dimming rearview mirror and a power-adjustable steering column come into play. Standard driver assistance tech includes automatic forward braking, but you'll have to go for the SV or higher trims if you want features such as adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert.

Infotainment

The role of the infotainment system has grown exponentially in the last five years and has become one of the focal points of any new car. Providing modern services, apps, and other software applications is critical to the overall attractiveness of a car, and unfortunately, Nissan has pretty much chosen to ignore this category completely. All models are fitted with an eight-inch touchscreen display that delivers the type of icon menu and general interface you'd expect to see from an ATM in the year 2009, but menus are logically structured and easy enough to use. The disappointment continues one you look into the system's capabilities: you won't find any Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration, a major sore point, but at least you get SiriusXM Travel Link, Bluetooth streaming and a six-speaker sound system. Integrated navigation becomes available on SL models and above, as does SiriusXM Traffic. The Platinum model also offers a Bose premium sound system with 13 speakers. All models get an aux input jack, six USB ports, and speed-sensitive volume control. The available tri-zone entertainment system adds dual eight-inch displays behind the first row and includes wireless headphone streaming and HDMI inputs. We also like the old-school inclusion of six radio preset buttons that can be easily accessed.

Pathfinder Problems and Reliability

Numerous recalls have been issued for the Pathfinder in the last three years, ranging from trivial issues such as malfunctioning back-up camera displays to more serious issues such as a possible fire risk caused by brake fluid leaking onto ECU circuit boards. This issue could result in a serious fire. J.D. Power gives the 2019 Pathfinder a reliability rating of 81 out of 100. Nissan will cover the 2020 Pathfinder with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, which includes a five-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty, five years or 60,000-miles of drivetrain cover, a years worth of roadside assistance, and a two-year/25,000-mile maintenance plan.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

Pathfinder Safety

Family SUVs have the important responsibility of keeping a large number of humans safe in the event of a serious accident, and most new buyers will take safety levels and safety ratings into serious consideration when buying a new SUV. Luckily for the 2020 Pathfinder, Nissan has spent their time honing its safety systems and structural integrity, and it has paid off. The NHTSA gave the 2019 Pathfinder a full five out of five stars on their rating scale, and the IIHS was so impressed during review of the Nissan Pathfinder that they gave it a Top Safety Pick award. The Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander both sport a Top Safety Pick rating, too. This means that the Nissan Pathfinder's ratings in terms of safety are on par with its rivals.

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Key Safety Features

Despite the lack of more advanced safety features on entry and mid-range models, the Pathfinder is a vehicle that still offers a good amount of active and passive safety features. All models come standard with ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, auto-forward emergency braking, a rearview monitor, rear sonar, cruise control, and traction control. Additionally, all cars have six airbags, front and rear crumple zones, and side-impact door beams. Advanced driver assistance features such as blind-spot monitoring become available on SV models, as does rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control is standard on SV models and upward. If you want a surround-view camera system, you'll have to look at the SL or Platinum.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder SUV a good car?

Despite not seeing any major changes for 2020, the Nissan Pathfinder SUV still manages to stick with competitors such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander in terms of performance, fuel economy, interior space, and overall practicality. It just feels ancient inside. Nissan has stuck to the basics when updating the Pathfinder; the exterior is unassuming and completely inoffensive, the engine is as basic as they get, and the interior design, while simple, is functional and perfect for hauling around large families.

On the road, the Pathfinder feels comfortable enough, but the heavy steering makes it feel cumbersome when you aren't at top speeds. On the highway, it cruises well, but a fair bit of road noise intrudes into the cabin. Standard safety equipment like emergency forward braking are appreciated, and safety levels are up there with the best of them. The Pathfinder then is a capable mid-size SUV which doesn't shine in any particular area, but does everything pretty well, and doesn't cost much. It's just hard to recommend when the Pathfinder has an eight-year handicap against the competition. Nissan desperately needs to refresh the Pathfinder in order to have any chance of remaining highly competitive in this segment.

🚘What's the Price of the new Pathfinder in 2020?

With four trim levels on offer, there's a new Pathfinder for everyone, depending on how much you're willing to spend. The price of the Nissan Pathfinder at base level is $31,680, which is $30 more than the Honda Pilot, but a significant $2,920 less than the Toyota Highlander. Moving up to the better-equipped SV will cost you $34,470, a price increase of $2,790, but for that money, you get features such as adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. Next up is the SL, which costs $38,090 and adds goodies like heated leather seats and navigation. The top of the range Platinum model breaks the 40k barrier with an asking price of $42,920 and adds a premium Bose sound system, a power moonroof, and more. Upgrading from 2WD to 4WD will cost you an extra $1,690 across the board. Fully optioned, the Platinum Pathfinder will break the $50k mark. Adding the popular Rock Creek package adds $995 onto the SV and SL models, additionally.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Models

Nissan offers the 2020 Pathfinder in four different trim levels, as well as in two different drivetrain configurations. The Rock Creek Edition package is available on SV and SL models additionally. The base model, titled S, shares its drivetrain with the rest of the range: you get a 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission. Standard features include SiriusXM Travel Link, tri-zone climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and emergency forward braking.

The SV is the next model in the lineup and offers buyers a remote engine start system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assistance, as well as a set of fog lights and rear cross-traffic control.

SL models add LED low-beam projector headlights, an integrated navigation system, surround-view camera system, and leather upholstery with heated front seats.

The range-topping Platinum rolls on a set of 20-inch alloy wheels and sports a 13-speaker Bose sound system. The front seats of the Platinum Pathfinder are heated and cooled and get perforated leather seats and a dual-panel panoramic moonroof is standard, amongst others.

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2020 Nissan Pathfinder Additional Options

Nissan has brought back the Rock Creek Edition package for 2020, which is available on SV and SL trims and adds $995 to the MSRP. Owners get 18-inch alloy wheels in a dark finish, a black grille and unique lower front fascia, black roof rails, and a tow hitch receiver with a seven-pin wiring harness. Inside the cabin, you get leatherette seats with cloth inserts and Rock Creek Edition badging with high-contrast interior stitching and premium metallic Rock Creek Edition interior trim.

The $980 SV Rock Creek Technology Package includes Navigation, NissanConnect services, SiriusXM Traffic, heated front seats, as well as a heated steering wheel and heated power wing mirrors. SL Rock Creek Edition cars get the option to fit a panoramic moonroof and Bose premium sound system for $2,110.

The Platinum is the only car offered with the optional mobile entertainment system, which adds a tri-zone entertainment system with dual head restraint-mounted eight-inch monitors with remote control and two wireless headphones.

🚗What Nissan Pathfinder Model Should I Buy?

If we were going to pick a specific Nissan Pathfinder model, we'd go with the exact model Nissan sent us for testing, an SV 4WD with the Rock Creek Edition package and the Technology package specified. As-equipped, our tester rang in at $40,280, keeping the price relatively low. We like the visual and interior upgrades found on the Rock Creek Edition but wouldn't pay any more to step up into the higher SV trim. The Pathfinder is best kept on the lower end of the pricing scale because as you step up into the Platinum trim, there are many better, more luxurious options in the segment.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Comparisons

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CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Nissan Pathfinder284 hp20/27 mpg$31,980
Honda Pilot 280 hp20/27 mpg$32,250
Toyota Highlander 295 hp21/29 mpg$34,600

2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is a popular choice for families in the USA, who want lots of space, and also lots of practicality. The Pilot is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front or all four wheels via a six-speed auto. The Pilot feels more spritely, and will also return a respectable 19/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined. Out on the road, the Honda feels more composed when chucked through corners and is definitely the better driver's car. Inside, the Pilot and Pathfinder match closely in terms of passenger space, but it does offer superior levels of trunk and cargo space. Both the Pilot and Pathfinder can boast Top Safety Pick ratings from the IIHS and sport adequate standard active driver assistance features. Both cars start at around $31,600, and both offer a good balance of practicality and comfort. We'd go for the Honda purely because it drives better.

See Honda Pilot Review

2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota Highlander

Toyota's Highlander is another SUV in an ocean of practical family carriers and is a safer bet than buying stocks in Tesla, any day of the week. Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6, which kicks out similar power outputs to the Pathfinder of 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. Power gets directed to the front or all four wheels by an eight-speed auto transmission, which we prefer over the Pathfinder's CVT auto. The Highlander offers class-leading fuel consumption figures of 21/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined for FWD cars, dropping to 20/27/23 for AWD models. The interior of the Highlander feels more modern, material quality is excellent, and it offers more passenger room than the Pathfinder. Trunk and cargo space is competitive, too. Standard safety equipment includes features such as pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure assist, and automatic high beams. The Highlander is a comfortable thing to drive, well equipped and safe, but has a price tag that is $2,500 more than the cost of the Pathfinder in base trim. We'd most likely pay the extra money and get the Toyota.

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