The Pathfinder receives only minimal revisions for 2016. They include a Cold Package that's now available for SV trims and a standard heated steering wheel in SL grades.
What's new on the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder starts with its continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that receives D-Step Shift Logic, a program that allows the CVT to feel like a traditional transmission changing gears. Hill Descent Control is added to AWD models, while the SL and Platinum trims gain Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
About Nissan Pathfinder
Three years after its metamorphosis from a rugged, truck-based SUV to a more efficient, smoother-riding sedan-based crossover SUV, the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder remains a smart choice among 3-row family haulers. Nissan's midsize crossover SUV offers nifty features like the Around View bird's-eye monitor and one of the easiest 3rd-row-access systems available, but unlike the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Chevy Traverse, the Pathfinder seats only seven rather than up to eight like its rivals. That limitation aside, the Pathfinder stacks up well thanks to its powerful-yet-efficient V6 engine, roomy interior and refined driving manners. While it is no longer a serious off-roader, all-wheel drive is available for better traction in foul weather, and towing capacity is a respectable 5,000 pounds.