2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition Offers Subtle, Rugged Tweaks For A Reasonable Price

It also look pretty good in green

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition. [Photo: Nissan]

The package costs $995 on SV and SL trims.

Think of today’s Nissan Pathfinder, and the term “rugged” usually doesn’t come to mind. It’s soft in both appearance and family friendliness, offering a comfortable ride for up to seven passengers. Now, though, Nissan unveiled a Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, which goes on sale this spring. This special edition will join the rest of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder lineup, which is already on sale.

With a $995 sticker price for the package, it actually represents pretty good value against specifying its contents separately on a normal Pathfinder. The Rock Creek Edition adds unique 18-inch wheels and all season tires, as well as a blacked out appearance all around through the grille, cladding, door handles, roof rails and rear fascia. Inside, you get a two-tone interior, high-contrast stitching on the seats, doors, console lid and steering wheel, and metallic trim. The Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition also gets a standard towing hitch, which enables the car to tow up to 6,000 pounds, as with other Pathfinder models.

On top of the Rock Creek Edition package itself, two other options are available. The $980 SV Rock Creek Edition technology package adds navigation as well as a heated steering wheel, front seats and mirrors. On SL trims, the Premium Package adds a 13-speaker Bose audio system and a power panoramic moonroof for $2,110. The Rock Creek Edition is available in seven different colors, although this green one may be the best option.

As with all other 2019 Pathfinder models, the Rock Creek Edition uses the same 3.5-liter V6 engine. That powertrain sends 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque to the front or all four-wheels, through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

This Pathfinder is making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!