The Japanese carmaker will expand its portfolio with the new model 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. The Nissan returns with the improvements and added features to this versatile and powerful vehicle, that has room for up to seven people.
Though it will use the same platform, it will have a totally different appearance. With a better engine and new gadgets, this will be a much better version than its predecessor. Although the 2018 Pathfinder it is going to keep its similar look, this crossover is going to be bolder, with exterior and interior updates.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid – Features Sharper Lines
There are plenty of details that make it stand out from the previous model. The outside of 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid now features sharper lines, more pointed front and rear fascias. Nissan may use aluminum-intensive chassis to its shed weight and smoothen its edges for aerodynamic design.
The refreshed 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will have an all-new nose as well as new sheet metal, body lines, headlights, and chrome grille. The new LED technology will be featured for its headlights and tail lighting. Its signature boomerang-shaped headlights come with LED daytime running lights. The front and rear bumpers are more squared off, to add to its macho look. This model will be available in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, Platinum and Midnight Edition.
Interior and Cargo Room
Significant changes are visible on the inside of this redesigned vehicle. Nissan offers a calm cabin with well-solved third-row access and comfortable second-row seating with fresh materials and textures. The vehicle also presents a spacious cargo room of 79.8 cubic feet.
All trims will flag features an 8-inch infotainment system, HD and satellite radio, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, but also tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and ignition, etc. Whereas, the higher trims will provide fog lights, larger wheels, exterior and interior trim inserts, upgraded seats and upholstery, premium sound system, rear seat entertainment and much more.
Its standard safety features include dual-stage front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, side-impact airbags, and forward automatic emergency braking.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid – Powertrain and Electric Range Drive
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by the same 3.5-liter V-6 drivetrain and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) as its earlier version had. But the power of this engine is rated at 284 hp, 20 more than its predecessor, and torque of 259 pound-feet. This will come with a standard front-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive will be optional.
Its hybrid version will have an engine paired with an electric motor that producing 2.5-liter and 249 horsepower. This engine when combined with hybrid version could decrease electricity and be more efficient. The electric motor will give a range of 107 miles. The fuel economy ratings stand at 20/27 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. The towing capacity of this model will be up to 6, 000 pounds.
With a smooth engine, transmission and suspension setup, this engine is made for long-distance cruisers, but a bane for performance seekers.
Arrive and Cost of the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
It is expected that the new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in the market by late 2017 or early 2018. Its base model may be priced not more than $31,000. The higher trims may get closer to $46,000.
Summing it up
In the market, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid may compete with Honda Pilot Hybrid, Toyota Highlander, and Acura MDX. In the mid-size SUV car, the new model is a champion. With solid fuel economy and plenty of technology options, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is an ideal vehicle for a family road trip or a camping trip with a group of friends.