2020 Nissan Pathfinder Suv Infotainment features and Interior
The original Nissan Pathfinder was a tough, truck-based sports utility vehicle with excellent off-road capabilities. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, however, is a much more docile 7 seater SUV that's focused more on delivering a comfortable ride quality rather than continuing its rock crawling traditions. The latest iteration of the Pathfinder carries mostly unchanged from its previous model.
Over the past couple of generations, the external styling of the Nissan Pathfinder has remained almost the same, but the interiors have been receiving nifty upgrades with every generation. The 2020 Pathfinder boasts of a huge cabin and 3 rows of seats which are spacious and comfortable. The default cargo space is on par with the competition and the 2 rear rows of seats that can be easily folded add immensely to its utility. So without any further adieu, let's inspect the interiors of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder.
How’s the first impression?
The dashboard of the Pathfinder will instantly make you known that you're in an SUV. It's sturdy and very well built. The design language is very clean and minimal which adds to the overall look and feel. The top trim has an option of wood finish accents which adds a touch of class to the interiors.
The infotainment screen is nicely placed between two rectangular air vents. Talking about the air vents, they are large and very well placed and efficiently cools the front seats. There are separate vents for the rear seats which do their jobs as efficiently as the front ones. There are loads of manual control buttons that have polarizing opinions.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel is extremely comfortable to hold and very well contoured. Mounted control buttons are perfectly placed and within the reach of the driver's thumb. It also in no way blocks the view of the dial cluster.
How comfortable is it?
Being a full-sized SUV, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder has 3 rows of seats and can fit in 7 people. Space is in abundance in the 1st and 2nd-row seats and 6' tall adults will have no issues whatsoever. The third-row seats can also be adult-friendly but under the right conditions.
Yes, the front seats are as comfortable as they look. Be it in the cloth upholstery of the lower trims or the leather upholstery of the top trims, they are very well padded and extremely comfortable to sit on. The contours ensure that your back is well supported and you’re never displaced from your position. Space in terms of head and leg space is in abundance.
You also have 6 manual adjustable driver's seats in the base S trim, 8-way power-adjustable seat in the SV trim and 10-way power-adjustable seat in the top trim for the perfect seating position along with lumbar support.
Moving on to the 2nd row of seats, it can accommodate 3 people. Much like the front row seats, they are extremely comfortable and spacious. The ample headroom ensures that a 6’ tall adult can easily sit without feeling congested.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the space offering of the 3rd-row seats. With proper adjustments to the 2nd-row seat, it can accommodate 2 adults with relative ease, but it's best suited for 2 kids or teenagers. You cannot accommodate more than 2 passengers as Nissan has provided the 3rd row with only 2 seat belts.
The S and SV trim come in cloth upholstery while the higher SL and Platinum trims come with leather upholstery. As for color options, you can choose from either Charcoal or Almond.
How much cargo can it hold?
The default cargo space of the Pathfinder, behind the 3rd row, is a respectable 16.2 cubic feet. It is definitely low considering the fact that the Pathfinder is a full-size SUV, but this car has got quite a few tricks to increase the boot space.
Folding the 3rd row of seats will increase the space up to 47.4 cubic feet. You can also fold the 2nd row of seats and while doing so, the cargo space will max out at 79.5 cubic feet, which huge by all means. You can store anything and everything you want.
What’s there to keep you entertained?
The 8'' LCD screen is standard across all trims of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. The quality of the screen is good but is a tad bit on the slower side while responding to the touches. You'll get built-in navigation to guide you wherever you go.
The absence of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, however, can be a deal-breaker for many. You'll have to rely on Bluetooth connectivity or Aux cable to enjoy your favorite playlist.
The S, SV and SL trims are equipped with a standard 6 speaker system which is not enough for the huge cabin of the Pathfinder by any means. The top of the line Platinum trim comes with a Bose Premium 13 speaker system with 2 subwoofers that fill every inch of the huge cabin with a rich, vibrant and extremely balanced sound.
There is also an option for a 2nd-row seat entertainment system that has dual 8'' screens mounted on the back of the front seat headrests and media can be consumed via DVD, USB, Auxiliary port or HDMI cable.
Should you buy the 2020 Pathfinder?
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is an SUV that is more focused on delivering a quality ride experience rather than the raw off-road abilities. This SUV has gradually evolved and now is one of the best full-size SUVs to be sold in the states. The interiors feel premium and very functional, but at the same time, it also is in the need of a refresh. There is no dearth of space in the cabin and the seats are extremely comfortable. When all is said and done, 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is for those who like to drive a quality SUV with excellent day to day utility but also ready for the occasional mild off-road trips.