The current Nissan Pathfinder has been with us given that 2012 as a 2013 model car, so it’s still relatively young in its generation. Getting 2016 nonetheless, three years after the crossover was launched, Nissan decided to give it a mid-cycle refresh for the 2017 year by implementing a extended list of subtle changes.
Meet the updated 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, which is certainly to wet the appetites of soccer moms and dads hunting for a good, comfortable and properly-equipped midsize crossover for the fam.
Thanks to some changes to the V6, various chassis upgrades, and new gear modifications, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder marches on to duke with the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander and so-on.
Nissan traditionalists will nonetheless be upset to know that the fourth-generation Pathfinder’s roots nevertheless stay to be automobile-based, maintaining the Pathfinder’s classification as a crossover SUV, rather than a rugged physique-on-frame SUV truck, which is what the Pathfinder started life as. But what Nissan lost in brand loyalists, they created up for with the Pathfinder’s much more family-friendly pitch as the Pathfinder has remained to be a good good results for the firm.
Beginning with Nissan’s vetted 3.5L VQ V6, the mill remains to be naturally-aspirated, good for 284hp and 259 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a revised direct-injection fuel system. That’s a 24hp and 19 lb-ft increase in energy all round. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive as optional, although Nissan’s hideous Xtronic CVT remains to be the only cog swapper obtainable–if you even get in touch with it that.
As for the chassis and suspension, the 2017 Pathfinder gets stiffer front and rear shocks, new rebound springs at the front with a boosted spring price at the rear. The electronic energy steering is also retuned for a faster ratio for enhanced maneuverability.
Alterations also quantity aesthetically, as the 2017 Pathfinder gets a facelift with a considerably more toned-down and angular face, generating for a considerably simpler design and style on the eyes.
And lastly, equipment and possibilities were slightly reworked with an improved NissanConnect infotainment system, and more.
Costs have but to be announced, but we can count on these to surface when we get closer to the 2017 model’s actual launch.
– By: Chris Chin