After getting revamped, all new Nissan Pathfinder 2017 is ready to be launched in the upcoming New Year. This 3 row, 7-seater SUV from Nissan has taken a cosmetic tweak from its 2013 predecessor, also claims to have a 50% new engine. The SUV has got a rugged look with its more solid grille, and the treatment given to the headlight and taillights.

But is looks all about the new makeover? Here are its features that you want to know about the Pathfinder 2017.


Thanks to the Pathfinder for overcoming the concerns of the whirring sound and delayed power delivery that is offered by the vehicles that use continuously variable transmission. The SUV has improved regarding towing capacity, which is 6000 pounds compared with the 2016 version. The 3.5 liter V6 engine has 284 horsepower. It offers a decent mileage, 20 mpg on the city roads, and 27 on the highways when it uses gas for fuel, in the front wheel drive model. In the all-wheel drive model, the same is 19mpg for city roads and 26 on the highways.

The Comfort of the Interiors

Most of the SUVs with 3 rows are known for letting only kids occupy the third row. However, the young adults and teens can fit in the Nissan Pathfinder 2017, but the legroom is a bit cramped. The second-row passengers get enough space, but not ample as in the other market rivals.

An 8-inch touchscreen is found in for infotainment in all the standard Pathfinder SUVs. This lets the driver’s text in hands-free mode and is easy to use even for the newbies. Also, control knobs for volume, shifting the channels, and radio tuning are available so that one need not rely on virtual technology for simple tasks.

Is it budget friendly?

Of all the specs, one would definitely ask about the price for any car before buying from the motortrader. The SUV is available in 4 trim levels, S, SV, SL, and Platinum. The front wheel drive is available in the standard model, and all-wheel drive can be added to any trim for an additional cost of $1690.

The S trim has features like cloth steering, automatic climate control, 6 speakers audio system, voice command recognition, Bluetooth, Infotainment system of Nissan, HD radio, satellite radio, push-button ignition, and comes at the cost of $29,990.

With the price tag of around $33,000 you get leather strapped steering wheel, proximity key entry, remote start, rear park assist, and 8-way power driver’s seat, in the SV version of the Nissan Pathfinder. To stay comfy with the heated front seats, steering wheel, and outside mirrors, upgrading can be done with $400. For tech package that offers HD radio, satellite radio, blind spot monitoring and more, pay $1150.

SL trim comes with heated front, and back seats, surround view camera, motion activated power lift gate, driver’s seat memory settings, and more for $35,700. The top trim model Platinum comes for the cost of $41,870. With a plethora of extra features apart from what is available on the other trims are present too. LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, Bose sound system, NissanConnect services, emergency braking system, and the towing equipment are a few alluring specs.

Safety and Reliability

Airbags for driver, and passengers in the rear, brake assist, auto on lights, daytime running lights, child safety locks, emergency trunk release, traction control, rollover protection system are a few safety features of this car. Moreover, front row hooks, 4 wheel disc brakes, and 4 wheel drum brakes, adjustable pedals, electronic stability control, night vision, ABS, are also present. As far as reliability is concerned, a 3-year warranty, or 36000-mile basic warranty is offered. For the powertrain, a 5-year warranty or 60,000-mile warranty is offered.


To put things together, it is a right choice for people who had been looking for a matured SUV to travel with family, and its entire drawback is that this minivan substitute cannot offer much behind the wheel.


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