If you’ve been researching the Nissan lineup, you might be confused by the fact that the brand offers two different midsize crossovers. The main difference between them is that the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, available near Newport News VA, is a three-row midsize crossover while the Nissan Murano only offers two rows of seating. Before becoming the three-row midsize crossover it is today, the Pathfinder has had quite the journey. It was first introduced all the way back in 1986 as a compact traditional SUV, before increasing in size and becoming a midsize traditional SUV for generations two and three from 1996-2012. The fourth and current generation kicked off in 2013, and just last year the Pathfinder underwent an exciting facelift.
The Pathfinder might not be the biggest utility vehicle on the Nissan lineup, but it’s pretty close. Which is precisely why it offers such an impressive powertrain beneath its hood! A 3.5L V6 engine is tethered to an Intelligent 4x4 drive system to deliver excellent performance each time you hit the road. The engine is capable of generating 284 horsepower alongside 259 pound-feet of torque and is even capable of towing up to 6,000 pounds in addition to all of its interior cargo capacity.
Speaking of which, the versatile cabin might just be the most exciting aspect of the three-row Pathfinder. Capable of providing room for up to 7 passengers or up to 79.5 cubic feet of space, or perhaps some combination of both, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder makes a great vehicle for anyone who needs that kind of room – in particular, growing families. Features like the Tri-Zone Climate Control System and rear-seat entertainment system certainly help in those situations.
We’ve only touched on a couple aspects of the Pathfinder and didn’t even touch on technologies that have to do with things like safety or connectivity, so you know there’s plenty more to get excited about. If you’re interested in taking a 2020 Nissan Pathfinder for a spin yourself, be sure to give us a call here at Banister Nissan of Norfolk!