2020 Nissan Pathfinder

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Nissan Pathfinder highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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Ready for a road trip?

The Nissan Pathfinder SUV was a trendsetter when it was launched in 1987 and has evolved with the times since then, up to its current and fourth generation. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is an excellent choice for you if you're looking for an SUV with style and a can-do approach to confident driving. While we currently do not have many 2020 Nissan Pathfinders on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Nissan Pathfinder with similar features.

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What is new for the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder?

  • Leatherette & Cloth and Skylight(s) features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder trims

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  • Includes all features available on the SV
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Navigation System
  • View our Nissan Pathfinder SL inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

1. Choose your adventure level

While the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is a very practical vehicle, it likewise boasts plenty of standard features for you and your passengers to enjoy. And as you move up the trim line, the benefits get better and better. Going from the S trim to S AWD adds hill-descent control, the SV gets you roof rails, and with the SL you can expect a tow hitch receiver with a seven-pin wiring harness. Finally, you arrive at the Rock Creek Edition, a nod to the ruggedness of the Pathfinder heritage which includes a standard trailer tow hitch and harness as well as splash guards. Whether you're camping, transporting, shopping, or road-tripping, you're good to go in the 2020 Pathfinder.

2. Nissan's technology portfolio

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review: Dashboard | CarMax

With Nissan's 360-degree parking monitor (standard on the SV and Platinum trims), you can select from split-screen close-ups of front, rear, and curbside views, giving you extra confidence when parking. It also gives you an on-screen alert when it detects moving objects near your vehicle. Intelligent cruise control, standard on the SV and up, watches the flow of traffic for you to help keep a set distance between your Pathfinder and the car ahead of you. And if you happen to get too close, the automatic emergency braking activates for you.

3. Rear door alert

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review: Backseats | CarMax

Designed by two who also happen to be mothers, the rear door alert combines door sequence logic, an instrument-cluster message display, and multiple honks from the car horn to remind drivers to check the rear seat after parking the vehicle. Starting with the 2018 Pathfinder, this feature is standard across the board. This not only helps remind you about your backseat passengers, but the leftovers you stashed back there on the way home from dinner, a jacket you might have forgotten, or that gallon of milk from the store, too.

4. Impressive towing chops

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review: Engine | CarMax

Do you have a boat, camper, or even an equine pal in a horse trailer? Active lifestyles require a vehicle that can keep up, and the Pathfinder stands at the ready. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder can tow an estimated 6,000 lbs. on any trim with the V6 engine when properly equipped.

5. All of the interior touches you crave

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The quiet and refined cabin of a 2020 Nissan Pathfinder belies the adventurous spirit underneath, giving you much-needed rest from the chaos of everyday life. Grab your friends and fill up your Pathfinder all the way to the easy-to-access third row and you'll find you're still able to carry a discussion from the driver seat to the rear. Or, even if you're driving solo, you can sit back and enjoy some of your favorite tunes from the Platinum trim's premium Bose audio system.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review: Third Row | CarMax

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

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Honda Pilot

Need an SUV that can carpool kids, transport furniture, and tow your camper—all in a weekend? The 2019 Honda Pilot provides the space and capability you crave. All 2019 trims feature standard seating for eight passengers (except the seven-passenger Elite, which comes standard with second-row captain's chairs) and a 3.5L V6 that generates 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. With AWD, the 2019 Pilot V6 can tow an estimated 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped, which is plenty of oomph to get jobs done at home and at work.

Behind the third-row is 16.5 cubic feet of storage to fit your kids' sporting gear, but that number more than quadruples to a maximum of 83.9 cubic feet by folding the second and third rows down.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Pathfinder an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Pathfinder 18th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Nissan Pathfinder features and specs

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 42.2"/M 41.7"/R 30.7"

Head room

F 42.2"/M 39.4"/R 37.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

600/6000 lbs.



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More about the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic

  • Caspian Blue Metallic

  • Glacier White (S, SV, SL)

  • Gun Metallic

  • Magnetic Black Pearl

  • Midnight Pine Metallic (SV and above)

  • Mocha Almond Pearl (SL and above)

  • Pearl White Tricoat (SV and above)

  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (SV and above)

Interior details

  • Cargo space is 79.5 cubic feet

  • Three rows and seven seats

  • Infotainment: Bluetooth, eight-inch touchscreen, six-speaker sound system with CD, HD radio, and satellite radio, and four USB ports (two Type A and two Type C)

  • 10 cup holders and six bottle holders

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