2019 Chicago Auto Show – 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition
Value- and Adventure-Oriented Trim Adds Unique Wheels, Standard Tow Pack
Nissan will attempt to inject the 2019 Pathfinder crossover with a little outdoor flavor, courtesy of the Rock Creek Edition that will be available on the SV and SL. Although it doesn’t include any mechanical changes, the Rock Creek gets a few standard niceties that add versatility—at a cheaper price than if they were purchased separately.
The Rock Creek gets standard 18-inch wheels with a unique, machined-finish design (we have to admit, they look pretty similar to the rollers found on the Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road). Together with the mesh grille and long list of blacked-out exterior bits (standard roof rails, door handles, rearview mirror caps, front and rear fascia accents, license plate trim, fender flares, model badging, and unique “Rock Creek” logo), the wheels help the Rock Creek Edition look a bit more aggressive. Functionally, the Rock Creek gets roof rack crossbars, a standard trailer-tow hitch, and splash guards.
Inside, the new Pathfinder package gets unique two-tone seating surfaces (cloth and vinyl on the SV and leather on the SL), orange contrast stitching, and unique trim with an orange-and-black imitation carbon weave. Customers who want more features can add a Rock Creek Edition Technology Package to the SV, which includes NissanConnect with embedded navigation; SiriusXM; and heated exterior mirrors, seats, and steering wheel. A Rock Creek Edition Premium Package for the SL includes a 13-speaker Bose audio system and panoramic moonroof.
Getting the Rock Creek Edition on a Pathfinder will cost $995, which Nissan says represents a savings of $1,315 compared to getting each feature individually. The SV Technology Package will cost an additional $980, while the SL’s Premium Package costs a steep $2,110. The Rock Creek Edition will be available in seven colors and in two- or four-wheel drive.
Otherwise, it’s standard-fare Pathfinder, with a 284hp 3.5L V-6, continuously variable transmission, LATCH AND GLIDE second-row seat, standard automated emergency braking, and Rear Door Alert.
The Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition will arrive in Nissan showrooms this spring.