Pathfinder, one of Nissan's best known and most popular nameplates in its nearly 60-year history in the United States, was extensively revised just last model year – with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety, technology, performance and style.
For 2018, Pathfinder adds additional new features, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)1, an enhanced Midnight Edition appearance package and an innovative Rear Door Alert (RDA)2 system. Other changes for the new model year include two new colors – Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine – standard Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)3 and NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Services on Pathfinder SL grade (previously standard only on Platinum grade), additional four USB ports (six total) and revised option package naming and content.
The Rear Door Alert2 system can help remind customers of items that may be forgotten in the rear seat – pets, valuables, dry cleaning, groceries and more. If the system detects that a rear door is opened prior to driving, and the customer does not open a rear door again at the end of the trip, the system can remind customers that something might be left in the rear seat. RDA is designed to be simple, unobtrusive and can be easily turned on or off as needed. After making its debut as standard equipment on all 2018 Nissan Pathfinder models, it will later be available on other Nissan models in the coming years.
The new Pathfinder Midnight Edition, which was first introduced late in the 2017 model year on the exclusive Platinum grade, has now moved to the more popular SL model (late availability). It features exclusive black 20-inch Midnight Edition aluminum-alloy wheels, black mirror caps, black spoiler, black roof rails, black grill surround, black front and rear fascia accents, black license plate finisher, black badging, black splash guards, illuminated kick plates, exterior approach lighting and available Midnight Edition floor mats. It is offered in a choice of Pearl White, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black.
The 2018 Pathfinder will go on sale in mid-September.
1. AEB cannot prevent accidents due to carelessness or dangerous driving techniques. It may not provide warning or braking in certain conditions. Speed limitations apply.
2. Rear Door Alert is intended to remind people to check the back seats of their vehicle under certain circumstances. See Owners' Manual for system limitations.
3. ICC is not a collision avoidance system or warning device. Designed to use limited braking. Failure to apply the brakes could result in an accident.
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