Nissan Pathfinder puts out as a quintessence to mid-sized crossover SUV realm and there’s no doubt on it (given its impressive sales figures). The Japanese automaker presents an annual life-cycle refreshment to this SUV and the new generation model. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has come up to slay competitors like 2017 Ford Explorer, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Chevrolet Traverse.
There’s only one powertrain for Nissan Pathfinder 2017 and no other option. This engine is the same old 3.5-liter DOHC 24 valve V6. As to what Nissan officials have disclosed, almost 57% of the engine parts are new and includes new functions like direct fuel injection which replaces the previously used port injection.
The outputs of this check at 284 HP at 6,400 RPM and 259 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM. With several tweaks done in the engine, mileage figures have been improved at 20 mpg in city, 27 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined basis. A Xtronic CVT comes standard on the base model and there are options for both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.
Further details of this engine go as:
- Throttle – Electronic drive-by-wire
- Ignition – Nissan Direct Ignition system
- Starter – Iridium-tipped spark plugs
- Valvetrain – CVTCS (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System)
- Emissions – ULEV70, LEV2
Exterior and Interior Styling
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder comes with a redesigned exterior body which evokes more interest. It’s the front fascia that holds most changes including a reworked grille. This grille’s horizontal slats are now of mesh-type and wears Nissan’s signature V-styling.
The headlights sitting astride to this grille have a received a clean cut out on the edges. The front bumper integrates a robust plastic trim which has a skid plate-like design. 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels come as standard along with P235/65 R18 all-season tires.
Things are relevant and straight forward in the interior cabin of Nissan Pathfinder 2017. The dashboard and center console have a clean layout as Nissan has gotten rid of few (unnecessary) controls.
Nissan doesn’t fail to assure safety in their vehicles and this new 2017 Pathfinder is a host of safety features. This SUV’s body itself is built with Zone Body Construction which incorporates crumple zones for absorbing impact in case of collision. Other safety features include:
- Active Brake Limited Slip
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Tire Pressure Monitoring (with individual tire pressure display)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (with Traction Control)
- Dual-stage supplemental airbags (with occupant and seatbelt sensors)
Trims, Packages and Accessories
This new generation Nissan Pathfinder is offered in 4 different trims – SL, SV, S and 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum. Similarly, buyers can opt for optional packages like cargo package and tri-zone entertainment system.
Endless personalization is not an issue as several accessories have been put out on options. Some of these accessories include:
- Satin Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
- Carpeted Floor Mats
- Running Boards
- Hood Protector
- Illuminated Kick Plates
- Roof Rail Crossbars
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Price
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder base model, S starts at $30,000 and there’s an increment of $2,000 for SV. Upping the ante, SL adds up another $4,000 and Platinum costs $12,000 more.