Photo of 2015 Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.

Photo of 2015 Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's Pathfinder mid-size SUV returns for the 2016 model year with very light updates, and will retail for at least $30,680 for a $285 increase over the 2015 model.

Nissan is offering the front-wheel-drive Pathfinder in four trim grades, including S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Buyers can add all-wheel drive for an additional $1,690. The vehicle is on sale now.

For 2016, Nissan is offering a new Cold Package with heated cloth front seats, heated steering wheel, and heated outside rearview mirrors on the SV grade. The SL grade adds a heated steering wheel as standard equipment.

Pricing including the $900 handling fee for front-wheel models has been set at $34,000 for the SV, $37,260 for the SL, and $42,460 for the Platinum grade.

Nissan is offering a $1,000 fleet incentive on the 2016 Pathfinder.

The Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5L DOHC V-6 that delivers 260 hp via an Xtronic continuously variable transmission with D-Step shift logic.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet