Nissan Pathfinder is a maverick mid-size SUV crossover that has been in production for over three decades now. Launched originally in 1985, this 4×4 enters the fourth generation of its production once 2017 Nissan Pathfinder gets launched on the markets. Nissan’s continued efforts to fortify their SUV market stronghold has taken sharp ascents in recent decades and they have capitalized on their experience in making commercially successful 4×4’s well to the point that today they are one of the major players in this market. This is mostly because of their extensive range of SUV’s for every budget, have scorched market sales, and given Nissan a firm footing in every sub-segment of the SUV category, which is indeed a remarkably commendable achievement.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Redesign and Comfort
The chassis of 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is simple, practical and has a well-rounded shape and form factor. Signature Nissan SUV grille braces the front nose with a chrome finish gloss. A solid redesigned bumper has a pair of LED fog lamps on either side above it. Nissan officials have confirmed that the chassis is based on the Nissan D platform that helps 2017 Pathfinder shed a great deal of excess weight up to 4000 pounds, by using aluminum rich lightweight materials and increase fuel efficiency. The rear end has a raised enhanced bumper, an advanced rear spoiler, and a big pair of LED taillights. Chrome finish on the tailgate handle, rear bumper bar and the 19 inch alloy wheels.
Interior of 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is spacious, high on ergonomic comfort, utility, performance and driving convenience. Warm cream beige toned interiors make a relaxing ambience for 7 passengers inside this SUV. Premium leather upholstery is found on all seats, the front seats are 6 way adjustable.
The center cluster on the dashboard has a wooden matte finish, on which is propped a big 8 inch touchscreen infotainment display console, with features including Nissan Connect apps, Pandora apps, SiriusXM satellite and internet radio, advanced navigation, blind spot monitor feed, rear view camera feed, parking assistance, lane assistance, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE connectivity.
Below the infotainment console is a complete media player with dedicated controls and USB, AUX, HDMI ports, smartphone docking input and Blu-Ray disk changer. This complete media player setup console can be controlled by the dials below the player or from the back of the extended tray down the center from the second row, to play media on two 6 inch LED panels on either back of the front seats. The tray has metal two cup holder sand an ashtray compartment.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Engines
The drivetrain configuration for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will be a 3.5 liter DOHC V6 engine setup that can generate up to 300 HP and 250 lb./ft. of torque. This engine will be paired to a CVT gearbox and come with options for 4WheelDrive and 2WheelDrive. There is a possibility for a 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine to be paired with a 15 kW electric motor to give a hybrid variant which gives around 250 HP and 243 lb./ft. of torque.
Price and Arrival
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is expected arrive by the end of 2016, and could be priced from $25,000 to $36,000 depending on trim level you choose.