2024 Nissan Pathfinder: A Trim Comparison
Those looking for an affordable mid-size SUV will find the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder a comfortable and spacious ride that provides a balance of performance and versatility. Whether driving the family around town or heading to the unbeaten path, the Nissan Pathfinder is a viable three-row SUV option.
2024 Nissan Pathfinder Trim Options
The Nissan Pathfinder comes available in five different trims with all options starting under $50K, which is not bad for a vehicle in its class. While many will be happy with the base model alone, the higher-level options offer greater luxury features and off-road upgrades. Read on to learn more!
The Nissan Pathfinder S starts at $35,810. The base-level trim features a basic seating arrangement with manually adjustable front seats and a second-row bench seat. The front console features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 7-inch driver information display, as well as tri-zone climate controls. Operate your vehicle with a standard push-button ignition and proximity keyless entry. Other standard offerings include wired smartphone integration, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and four USB ports. Listen to your favorite tunes on a six-speaker stereo system.
Like most vehicles in its class, the S trim also includes standard driver assistance features such as forward and reverse collision warning and forward and reverse automatic emergency braking. Features such as blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and driver-attention monitoring help you stay more alert on the road.
The Pathfinder SV, which starts at $38,630, offers only a few upgrades. You’ll get a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a remote start system. The ProPilot assist system makes highway driving a breeze thanks to adaptive cruise control with automated lane centering.
If those additions are not enough, you can get the SV Premium package for $2,170. This adds a power liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, and enhanced transmission cooling. Additionally, there’s a Class II tow hitch receiver that helps you tow up to 6,000 pounds. It’s also worth noting that with the addition of second-row captain’s chairs, the seating capacity reduces to seven rather than eight passengers in total.
The Nissan Pathfinder SL starts at $42,320. It comes standard with leather upholstery, the 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and a heated steering wheel. Meanwhile, the infotainment system upgrades to a 9-inch display model with navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay. Other features include wireless device charging, an additional USB port, and a few extra driver assistance features.
Most notably, the SL trim includes a surround-view parking camera system, traffic sign recognition, and front parking sensors.
Like the SV trim, the SL offers an exclusive optional package starting at $2,990. The SL Premium package gives you larger 20-inch wheels and all-season tires, a panoramic moonroof, heated second-row seats, and second-row captain’s chairs. The package also includes enhanced transmission cooling and a Class II tow hitch receiver from the SV premium package. Lastly, music lovers can jam to their favorite beats with a 13-speaker premium audio system.
The Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek trim is designed for the great outdoors, inside and out. Starting at $43,630, it proves to offer the biggest upgrades compared to the previous two trim levels. While you’ll get everything in SV trim, you’ll also get performance upgrades like a 295-horsepower engine, all-wheel drive, and off-road-tuned suspension.
The off-road camera comes boasts additional angles not offered by the regular surround-view camera. On top of that, you’ll get LED fog lights, a roof rack, all-terrain tires, and of course, the enhanced transmission cooling system and Class II tow hitch receiver. Rather than genuine leather upholstery, however, you’ll be getting water-repellent synthetic leather upholstery, along with second-row captain’s chairs. Lastly, there are unique exterior and interior styling elements that elevate this trim in the looks department.
The platinum trim, starting at $48,780, comes packed with plenty of luxury features. However, it doesn’t include the off-road enhancements of the Rock Creek edition. Nonetheless, it gains luxury features like upgraded leather seating with ventilation for the front seats, a power-and-telescoping steering wheel, a heads-up display, rain-sensing wipers, and a 12-inch digital gauge cluster. Further, the Platinum offers an additional USB port and a 120-volt household-style power outlet.
Strangely, you won’t get the second-row captain’s chairs, but that ultimately works out for the best if you were looking to seat eight people. If not, you can always upgrade to captain’s chairs for just $550.