2019 Nissan Pathfinder Up to $540 More Expensive than Outgoing Model

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, Automotive Editor - September 18, 2018

Nissan has announced pricing for the 2019 Pathfinder, and the base version of the mid-size SUV is $190 more than last year with a starting price tag of $32,225 (all prices include the $995 destination fee). Changes are minor, just like the increase in pricing, for the entry-level trim, as it gets rear parking sensors, two USB Type C ports, and four USB Type A ports as standard. And you can't forget about Nissan's latest Rear Door Alert system that's standard, either.

Moving up the pecking order, the popular SV trim now costs $35,265, which is $540 more than last year's model. The SV gets the largest bump in price of any new Pathfinder. The main reason for the drastic increase in pricing boils down to new standard safety features, which include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. For 2018, those features were only available in a $1,400 package that also came with SiriusXM and navigation.

If you want leather in your Pathfinder, you'll have to move up to the SL trim, which now costs $38,915. That's a small increase of $170 from last year. In addition to the new safety features that are found on the SV trim as standard, the SL now comes with LED headlights. Those were previously only available on the Platinum trim. At the top of the range, the Pathfinder Platinum costs $43,565, which is the exact same as last year.

All-wheel drive costs an additional $1,690, just like last year. And the last new addition to the Pathfinder is a new Mocha Almond Pearl paint job.

While prices have gone up, the Pathfinder still remains one of the more affordable mid-size SUVs on the market. The Pathfinder is cheaper than the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Subaru Ascent, Mazda CX-9, and Ford Explorer. There are a few competitors, though, that are more affordable, like the Volkswagen Atlas and Kia Sorento.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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