2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Release Date

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2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Release DateAs it was being reported that the Nissan Pathfinder was preparing to finish its fourth generation the new version was introduced. Nissan planned for it to be the Pathfinder Rock Creek to be an outdoorsy, tough alternative to the cruisers in the carpool lane that it has been offering since. However, the end results were more fashion-oriented than the substance.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Redesign
2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Redesign

The fifth generation 2022 Nissan Pathfinder was already far more impressive than the model it was replacing, and the model called the Rock Creek Edition has pulled similar feats. Instead of a few extra pieces of wheel designs and off-road cladding (which are still available), The model is now called the Pathfinder Rock Creek sports trim-specific front and rear fascias as well and the roof rack is more robust and more sporty all-terrain tires, as well as suspension for offroad use. In general, the new model feels more thought-out, not only in comparison to the predecessor but, it could also function as an effective competitor to the growing class of three-row crossovers that are rugged, like models like the Ford Explorer Timberline and Honda Pilot Trailsport.


It’s hard to describe what a positive impression the Pathfinder gave me when I saw it parked on the road. Its Solid Gray paint, standard contrast roof, and the amplified covering around the bottom together with the somewhat knobbly tires, and the beadlock-look wheels create a unique look. Additionally, Rock Creek features, such as the brand-new back and front fascias aid in distinguishing this car from ordinary Pathfinders. In the cabin, you will find an orange contrast stitching pattern that matches with the Rock Creek stitching on the backrests.

The suspension adjustments, the larger tires as well as the roof rack suggest that interior comfort is being sacrificed However, they didn’t show up. I could hear a little higher wind noise as well as some slight increases in the sound of the tires, but they were both within the range of my tolerance for the case of a CUV with three rows. The ride quality is similar to the original version, and it’s also quieter. It’s true, Nissan struck a lovely equilibrium when it upgraded it from the Pathfinder to it’s Rock Creek.

The prior Pathfinder Rock Creek had a roof rack. However, it was a supplemental piece of the roof rails that came with it. The latest Pathfinder Rock Creek sports a special roof rack that is tubular and has an illimit of 220 pounds. It also has a greater level of ride – Nissan doesn’t have a specific number that’s accurate, but I’m assuming that it’s around an inch and those AT tires offer some additional performance off the roads. Nissan could likely re-create the original Rock Creek, but this model is the most reliable model in its category (until Jeep gets off its side and offers the Grand Cherokee L Trailhawk). It certainly has the most extensive selection of off-road gear.

The 2024 Pathfinders come with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite as the standard feature. It includes forward collision warning, which includes automatic emergency brakes and the detection of pedestrians, as well as lane deviation alert and blind spot warning. rear cross-traffic warning with automated emergency brakes. The camera is 360 degrees as well and a head-up screen is available. Available with the SV and Rock Creek trims, ProPilot Assist is a hands-free semi-autonomous system to assist with braking, acceleration, and steering and braking. On SL as well as Platinum, ProPilot assists teams with the navigation system that anticipates curves, and freeway exits and adapts speed to match.

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Interior
2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Interior


The Pathfinder’s 284 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine is able to continue until 2024 and is equipped with a 9-speed auto transmission. Meanwhile, the off-road-focused Rock Creek version has more than 295 horsepower when using premium gasoline. Front-wheel drive is available for all trims, with the exception of the Rock Creek model, which is available only with all-wheel drive. On other models, AWD is a $1,900 cost increase. When properly fitted with the proper equipment, the Pathfinder can tow up to 6,600 pounds.

Strangely enough, oddly, the AWD Pathfinder scores a higher efficiency rating in comparison to that of the front-drive model, with 21 mpg on the city road and 27 highway, compared to 20 mpg on the highway for the FWD model, as per Nissan and EPA, but both achieve an overall rating of 23 milliliters. The AWD Platinum variant’s numbers fall slightly to 20/25/22 mpg city/highway/combined, and the Rock Creek’s taller suspension, roof rack, and all-terrain tires drag its highway rating down to just 23 mpg and its combined figure to 21 mpg.

New 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek
New 2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

Release Date and Price

2024 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Release Date: The 2024 Nissan Pathfinder is on sale today. The price (including the $1,335 destination) can be found here:

  • Pathfinder S: $37,145
  • Pathfinder SV: $39,965
  • Pathfinder SL: $43,565
  • Pathfinder Rock Creek: $44,965
  • Pathfinder Platinum: $50,115