2019 Nissan Pathfinder: Rock Creek Edition
Standing apart from the other 2019 Nissan Pathfinder trims is the Rock Creek special edition. The Pathfinder is made in six different trim levels – S, SV, SV Rock Creek, SL, SL Rock Creek, and Platinum – with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of each. The Rock Creek variants of the SV and SL trims add mostly aesthetic changes, such as black exterior cladding, for a more rugged look. There are seven exterior paint colors available, and the interior features contrasting stitching on the seating upholstery.
Power and Capability
All 2019 Pathfinders, including the Rock Creek editions, come with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It makes 284 horsepower, which is more than adequate for a vehicle of this size. You’ll be able to merge onto the highway confidently and pass other vehicles as needed.
The ’19 Pathfinder SV Rock Creek and SL Rock Creek are also made for towing – in fact, they can brag about having the highest maximum towing capacity in the class, at 6,000 pounds. They also come standard with a tow hitch package (which comes complete with a wiring harness and splash guards), so they’re ready for you to just hook up your trailer and go.
Exterior and Interior Appearance
Most of the uniqueness of these Rock Creek Edition trims is related to their appearance, with the expected special badging, as well as trim-specific 255/60R18 tires on dark-finished wheels. In fact, most of the exterior elements are blacked out, with black-finished roof rails, black fenders, a black grille with a mesh pattern, black door handles, and black side mirrors, as well as black accents on the license plate finisher, front fascia, and rear fascia. Even the badging is done in black.
Inside, the Rock Creek editions get their own upholstery styling, with two-tone leatherette/cloth-combination seats that are stitched in a contrasting color. The other interior stitching is done with the contrasting color as well, on the console lid, door panels, and steering wheel.
An optional package is available to add some excellent features to each the Rock Creek Pathfinders. The SV Rock Creek Edition Technology Package adds the expected tech features in the form of NissanConnect with Navigation, plus SiriusXM satellite radio and traffic; the comfort features included in this package are heated front seats (cloth), heated steering wheel, and heated exterior side mirrors. The SL Rock Creek Premium Package adds a panoramic moonroof and a premium audio system by Bose that boasts 13 speakers.