2020 Nissan Pathfinder soldiers on with minimal price increases

The crossover SUV's price jumps by $150 at most.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition
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2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

The Rock Creek package toughens up the family hauler.

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In a world in which new car prices continue to climb at a rapid rate, take solace in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. Why? At most, buyers will pay $150 more for a 2020 model compared to the outgoing 2019 model.

published prices for the Pathfinder on Tuesday and an entry-level Pathfinder S will cost $32,725 after a $1,045 destination charge. Whipping out the calculator, that's only $150 more than a 2019 model. While you might expect pricier trims only grow more expensive, that's not the case.

The SV trim grows by $100 in price, the SL trim costs $70 more and the range-topping Platinum model is just $50 more for the new model year. The increases are identical no matter if you choose front-wheel or four-wheel drive. Buyers looking for the greatest amount of comforts and features will face a $45,655 price tag for a Pathfinder Platinum with 4WD.

There are zero major changes to the Pathfinder for the new model year as it soldiers on identical to the 2019 model. Thus, a 3.5-liter V6 engine remains under the hood with 284 horsepower. The Rock Creek package is still on offer, which makes the crossover look a little more rugged with different wheels, black wheel arches, leatherette and cloth seats and special badging. It also provides a standard trailer tow hitch.

Take our advice and try to put a 2019 model in the driveway -- it will likely have a pile of cash on the hood to clear space for the 2020 Pathfinder models. If you must have the newest model, the crossover is on sale now.

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2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition has rugged good looks

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