The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is a mid-size sporting utility vehicle (SUV) that is currently being manufactured by the automobile giant Nissan Motors Corporation. It is primarily based on the Nissan’s D platform. It shall be availed in different models called trims namely: Platinum trim, Platinum Premium trim, SL trim, S trim, SV trim and SL Premium trim respectively.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
The redesigned Nissan Pathfinder 2016 shall have a very spacious interior that shall have the capacity to accommodate up to seven adults together with enough leg room as well as enough storage space. Its dashboard will be made of very quality materials which shall feature high-tech instrument panel. Its general layout shall be clearer and it will feature the following items: a seven-inch display unit; a rear-view camera; very good audio system that shall comprise 13 speakers, keyless entry and a start-stop push button; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; air conditioning system; panorama dual moon roof; and an all-round view monitoring system which shall offer 360-degree visual imaging of the adjacent areas.
Some optional features that the vehicle is expected to have include: leather upholstery; satellite-based navigational systems integrated with a voice recognition system; satellite-based radio and weather updates; a DVD monitor for the passengers of the rear seats; and three-zone automatic climate controls.
The exterior of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder shall have a moderately fresh appearance that will most likely be based on the Nissan’s D platform. Its chassis shall be constructed using aluminum in order to make it as light as possible. Its anticipated weight shall be 4,200 pounds. Front of the vehicle have a slightly larger grille with rounded edges which shall reduce the rough and full-bodied appearance of the current models. It shall also have a strengthened rear end bumper, together with an extra tail gate. Its taillights shall be completely new and will be of the LED lighting system.
Engine Specs and Performance
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder have two engines namely: the base engine, and the hybrid engines respectively. The Base engine type shall comprise a 3.5 liter double overhead camshaft (DOHC) V6 engine with 24 valves that are paired with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission. This engine is expected to deliver 260 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque. It shall be capable of delivering both the all wheel drive and the two wheel drive variations.
The Hybrid engine type shall feature a 2.5 liter, super-charged inline 4 engine that is affixed onto a 15 kW electric motor. It is expected to deliver 250 horsepower. Altogether, the vehicle’s fuel economy shall average 20 mpg for city travels and 26 miles per gallon for highway travels while using the front wheel drive mode; and 19 miles per gallon for city travels, and 25 miles per gallon for highway travels using the all wheel drive mode. In general, it shall be capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just around 8 seconds. Its top speed is expected to be 121 miles per hour.
Price and Release date
The new Nissan Pathfinder 2016 is expected to be officially released into the market towards the end of the year 2015 or the beginning of the year 2016. The price of the vehicle shall vary considerably depending on the powertrain, model and trim level. The base model shall cost approximately $30,000 whereas the high level trim model shall cost approximately $41,400.
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