Nissan recently announced pricing for the 2019 Pathfinder and, if you’re inclined toward something smaller and greener, the Leaf. While the Pathfinder sees a modest increase in pricing, the Leaf trots onward with its current MSRP unchanged.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf S retains its former $30,795 base price, which incorporates a $895 destination fee. However, depending on where you live, there’s federal and state tax credits to reward your virtuous decision to purchase an electric vehicle. If you’re worried about snagging that deal beforeÂ Nissan hits 200,000 cumulative sales of plug-in autos, don’t be. Leaf sales stagnated over the last three years, leaving you with at least another 12 months before you’ll have to start tugging on your collar.Â
Pricing for the Leaf’s SV and SL trims also go unchanged for 2019. Accounting for the destination charge, you’ll shell out $33,385 for the SV and $37,095 for an SL. Standard features include Nissanâ€™s ProPilot semi-autonomous and e-Pedal systems, the latter of which adds enough resistance for the motor to do all the braking for you. Nissan claims you can even use e-Pedal to hold fast on hills without help from the brake. It’s actually a lot of fun thanks to the Leaf’s toque-friendly powertrain.
Entering the second year of its second generation, Nissan’s EV continues to come equipped with a 40kWh battery pack and an electric motor boasting 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The automaker claims the lithium-ion unit is capable ofÂ up to 150 miles on a single charge. Recharging can be accomplished overnight using aÂ MODE3 home unit (6.6 kW at 7.5 hours) or longer if you’re using a standardÂ 120V wall outlet. However, a Quick Charge port can net you 80-percent of the battery’s maximum storage in just 40 minutes.
Unlike the Leaf, the seven-passenger Pathfinder sees a slight increase in overall price for the 2019 model year. Fortunately, Nissan won’t take the money and run. The 2019 Pathfinder receives upgraded USB ports and a rear-facing sonar system on all trims, while higher grades get additional safety tech.Â SL and Platinum grades now come standard with LED headlamps and adaptive cruise control, while a blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert have been bestowed on everything other than the most basic S trim.
The leaves the front-drive Pathfinder S starting atÂ $31,230, plus aÂ $995 destination feeÂ â€” a cost increase of about 200 smackers. However, things edge upward a bit around the middle of the fleet.
The 2019 Pathfinder SV now starts at $35,715, including destination, while the SL begins at $36,925. That’s a $500 on the front-drive SV, but only $200 on the SL, as it received less new kit for 2019. Platinum pricing goes unchanged at $43,565, since it’s only getting the new USB ports. All-wheel drive can be added to all models for roughly $1,700.
All 2019 Pathfinder models continue to come equipped with a 284-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with direct injection and Xtronic CVT. Torque is rated at 259 lb-ft., and standard maximum towing capacity is 6,000 pounds when properly equipped. Pathfinders will continue to offer standard automatic emergency braking and Nissan’s innovative rear door alert system, which reminds drivers of items or family members they may have forgotten in the back seat.