For those seeking for a large SUV with excellent interior space, great towing capacities, and strong engine under the hood, Patrol should definitively be taken into consideration, especially the families. It can accommodate up to eight passengers and it is available with impeccable luxurious features and excellent safety equipment for quality, safe and pleasant ride. This time we will talk about the newest version of this model which will enter the market as the 2019 Nissan Patrol. However, for the 2019 model year, we don’t expect any major changes in design or other segments. Perhaps, the new Patrol might get some kind of electrification under its hood this time. But, for now, this is still under the question mark.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Nissan Patrol
The 2019 Nissan Patrol will return with the same engine which powers the current version. And there is one single option in the offer. It is the familiar 5.6-liter V-8 engine which is able to put out 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission. It comes with rear-wheel drive system as standard while the all-wheel drive will also be available as an option. The Patrol can tow up to 8,500 pounds.
Speaking of the fuel economy, the Patrol is not fuel efficient at all. Connected to RWD, it gets 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant is rated at 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. It will be able to reach 60 mph in less than seven seconds which considering its size, is not bad at all.
On the other hand, there is still no any news about the possible new engine which might power the newest Patrol or even a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid powertrain. However, it could easily happen since many manufacturers are more and more often offering their models with some kind of electrification.
Design of exterior
As far as the external appearance of the 2019 Nissan Patrol is concerned, it is one of the carmaker’s largest SUVs in the offer. It blends a luxurious styling with great capabilities and rugged yet modern look. It features the familiar two-box shape and reminds us on the Infiniti QX80, but with fewer chrome details. The front end wears the brand’s well-known V-motion grille, larger headlamps, and sporty massive bumper. The base model rides on the 18-inch wheels while the higher trim levels will come with larger 20-inch wheels.
The interior design of the 2019 Nissan Patrol
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Nissan Patrol will offer an upscale feel, excellent comfort, and luxurious features. It comes with three rows of seats, spacious interior, and ability to welcome up to eight passengers. The first and the second rows of seats offer excellent space while the third row is a bit tight and the best for children. The second row of seats is also available with a pair of captain chairs in the Platinum trim level. But it reduces the space to seven occupantsTheTe front seats are particularly cozy and large and provide excellent outward visibility. However, a rearview visibility is not that good.
As for the cargo, the Patrol has the room of 16.5 cubic feet which can be increased to almost 50 cubes with the third row folded down. However, with both second and the third row folded, the Patrol offers the room of 95.4 cubic feet.
Equipment and safety of the 2019 Nissan Patrol
The base 2019 Nissan Patrol comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system, navigation, LED headlights, automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, power front seats, a rearview camera, Bose speakers, and keyless ignition. The base model will be available with the Driver Package which adds a power-folding third row, a power liftgate, fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a trailer towing harness.
The mid-range model will include automatic-dimming exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, a power-folding third row, remote start, a power-adjustable steering column, and memory for the driver’s seat. The Premium Package will add automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a power moonroof, and blind-spot monitors.
The range-topping Platinum will include the features in the Premium Package. And it will add active lane control, cooled front seats, and more leather. The second-row captain’s chairs will be optional.
The standard safety equipment in all the models will include six airbags, a rearview camera, and anti-lock brakes. The Platinum models will also add automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors.
Release date and price of the 2019 Nissan Patrol
It is still not officially confirmed, but the 2019 Nissan Patrol could hit the market at the end of this year or at the beginning of the next. The price should stay majorly unchanged and it will be in a range between $46,900 and $65,000.