Nissan has just presented the new installment of the Pathfinder, a model that, as you may already know, has not been available in our country for some time, although many of us would not mind if it returned to the Old Continent. New are the aesthetics, transmission, proportions and, of course, the wide range of technology.
The 2021 Nissan Pathfinder it is nothing more than a profound facelift of the current generation. While it uses the same platform, it is 38mm shorter (5,004 mm), 13 mm wider (1,979 mm) and 13 mm higher (1,778 mm) than its predecessor, with a battle that grows to the 2,901 mm. Thanks to this, the cabin is much larger.
The headlights, the large square grill that, for some reason, the brand calls ‘V-Motion’ are aesthetic novelties; a flat hood that makes it less of a minivan, darkened A, B, and D-pillars joining a body-colored C-pillar, slim LED taillights, wheels and two-tone paint possibilities, among others.
Inside we can see a revised tech package that includes a 9.0 inch center touch screen (8 inches with CarPlay Y Android Car standard), a group of digital instruments of 12.3 inch and a Head-up Display 10.8 inches. These elements, along with the climate controls, are located on a dashboard facing the driver.
Of course, all levels of habitability grow, with a three-seater rear bench, which raises the standard seating capacity to eight. For families who want a little more comfort, there are optional second-row captain’s chairs, with a center console that can be easily removed.
The standard second-row bench retains the fold-and-slide function of the current model (albeit improved for access), making it easier to get into the third row, even when a child seat is installed. The trunk and towing capacity also grows, with the capacity to pull up to 2,722 kilos.
Nissan assures that it has also carried out big improvements in NVH thanks to acoustic laminated glass, thicker second row windows, and increased door and floor insulation. That leads to a 60% increase in motor noise absorption, which is the known 3.5-liter V6 with 288 hp (212 kW) and 351 Nm of maximum torque.
One of the big news is the introduction of a new 9 speed automatic transmission which replaces the current CVT box. There are up to seven driving modes (standard, sport, eco, snow, sand, mud and trailer). At the level of driving assistance, the ProPILOT Assist It will be standard on the S and SV finishes.