As a vehicle reaches the later years of its production lifecycle, marketers are forced to find some way to maintain or revive interest without making radical changes. After three strong years, Nissan Pathfinder sales drooped by over 16 percent in 2018 — not a crisis, but definitely worthy of attention.
The 2019 Pathfinder is basically a carryover model, with just incremental changes and upgrades applied over the 2018 model. (The current Pathfinder debuted back in 2013 and received updates for 2017.) So, lo and behold, the company unveiled the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. We got a chance to drive the special-edition vehicle in and around Missoula, Montana recently, and returned with this review of the Rock Creek Edition package and the Pathfinder itself.