To celebrate the Pathfinder’s 30th birthday, Nissan decided to give its crossover a new face and some more punch under the hood. This is not an all-new model, but a mild refresh to give the Pathfinder some pep to its aging step.
Speaking of some more pep, the 3.5-liter V-6 gets some new parts, which makes some more power. Horsepower is now up to 284, an increase from 260. Torque is up from 250 pound-feet to 259. The engine is not new, but does employ direct injection. Towing capacity is up to 6,000 pounds.
As with most refreshes, the front, and rear fascias get some work done, along with the headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights and taillights. The grille gets a new surround, which is topped by a new hood. The overall look is slightly more aggressive than before. Nothing too drastic that will scare the kids, but enough to look like a somewhat capable off-roader.
Moving inside, the console is slightly redesigned. There is a larger eight-inch touchscreen that houses the infotainment system. Other than that, it is standard Pathfinder all the way.
Pricing will be announced closer to the model’s release in September, but do not expect a massive price increase.