2021 Nissan Pathfinder Tipped To Get A New 9-speed Automatic

2021 Nissan Pathfinder tipped to get a new 9-speed automatic

One rumor about the revised 2021 Nissan Pathfinder has cropped up nearly once a month since the beginning of the year. When we covered spy shots of a camouflaged Pathfinder prototype in January, commenter Bryson wrote, "A little birdie told me that the 2021 Pathfinder is ditching the CVT for a 9 speed automatic transmission." In March, a NicoClub forum thread cited a Reddit post for the same intel. In April, Carscoops acknowledged the whispers. Now AllCarNews joins the crowd claiming the disagreeable Jatco CVT is out, a new nine-speed auto is in.

If true, this wouldn't be the nine-speed gearbox going into the refreshed Frontier pickup; a transmission fit for the Frontier's longitudinal engine placement wouldn't agree with the front-wheel-drive Pathfinder's transverse engine placement. The ZF nine-speed that serves Honda and Jaguar Land Rover products among others is a shoo-in for the role if the rumors come true.

2021 Nissan Pathfinder Three-row Crossover Spied For The First Time

2021 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover spied for the first time

With an introduction for the 2013 model year and only mild updates since, the Nissan Pathfinder is overdue for a new generation. Fortunately, it seems that new generation is coming based on these spy photos. They show what looks to be the 2021 Pathfinder wearing thoroughly updated sheet metal that follows in the footsteps of other recent Nissans. The new Pathfinder's exterior still fits the mold of the old one, with a more aerodynamic, car-like shape as opposed to a traditionally boxy SUV design. The nose looks like it will have a giant chrome "V" grille like the latest Altima, and the headlights are tall and swept back. The sides feature large, crisp shoulder lines over the wheel arches, seemingly inspired by the new Juke. The roofline is still similar to the old one, but it looks a little lower. The window treatment looks different with the rear windows seemingly wrapping around the D-pillar, rather than being interrupted by it. The C-pillar may now divide the side windows from the rear portion. At the back, the taillights are thinner and wider. They blend right into the rear shoulder lines. The hatch glass lacks the bevels of the current one, further suggesting the wrap-around look. Not much is known about the new Pathfinder. It will likely continue to be a unibody crossover with a transverse-mounted engine and front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. We'll be curious if the aging 3.5-liter V6 continues to be offered, or if it will be supplanted by a version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter variable-compression four-cylinder available as an option on the Nissan Altima. Since this prototype looks close to production ready, we expect to see the Pathfinder revealed sometime in the next year as a 2021 model.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition Is All Show, Same Go

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition is all show, same go

Nissan North America's head marketer said of the 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, "The... name was chosen to connect to Pathfinder's family outdoor adventure-minded target customers." These customers apparently want an appearance package that makes the Pathfinder look even less likely to get dirty, at a big discount. There isn't a single adventure-minded performance upgrade, and even the name is generic; dozens of states have Rock Creeks. It is relatable, at least.

The package dresses the mesh grille, roof rails, door handles, mirror caps, license plate finisher in black paint. There are also black accents on the front and rear fascias, and black trim around the wheel arches. A set of dark, 18-inch wheels make modest reference to the true deep-woods original Pathfinder. Those wheels are wrapped in 255/60 R 18 all-season tires – 0.40 inches wider than the rolling stock otherwise available. Badging gets done up in black, too, including the words "Rock Creek" on the front doors. A trailer hitch and splash guards complete the exterior makeover to "emphasize rugged Pathfinder heritage."

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

Just before the sport utility vehicle made the cultural transition from "jouncy, utilitarian truck" to "tall commuter hatchback with seldom-needed AWD and vaguely outdoorsy image", it was considered desirable— or at least acceptable— for such vehicles to have two doors. Nissan turned its Hardbody pickup into an SUV, and the Pathfinder was born. Here's one in a Colorado self-service yard.

Do you like high-mileage vehicles? How does nearly a half-million sound? The busted-off speedometer needle and somewhat jumbled odometer numerals may suggest that we're not looking at the actual mileage, but a 445,422-mile Pathfinder is plausible.

Nissan Navara, Pathfinder Recalled For Nudge Bar Fix

Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall notice for D23 Navara and R52 Pathfinder models with factory-fitted nudge bars.

According to the company, insufficient bolt torque could cause the roll hoop to rattle or, in the worst-case scenario, detach from the vehicle while driving. This poses a risk to both vehicle occupants and other road users.

Nissan Announces 2018 Pathfinder U.s. Pricing – Adds Midnight Edition

Nissan announces 2018 Pathfinder U.S. pricing – adds Midnight Edition, standard Automatic Emergency Braking and innovative Rear Door Alert


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which goes on sale this week at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP1 of $30,790. Pathfinder was extensively revised just last model year – with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety, technology, performance and style.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Pricing And Specs In Australia

2017 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specs in AustraliaThe facelifted 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in Australian showrooms this March, with more power, more technology and a new look.
Starting from $41,990 before on-road costs, the new Pathfinder picks up a revised version of its 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, which now pumps out 202kW of power and 340Nm of torque – up 12kW and 15Nm respectively – and maintains its 2700kg tow rating.