2017 Nissan Pathfinder
Over at Nissan, a new model year brings subtle and powerful changes to the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder.
A redesigned bumper and LED headlights lead the way on this Platinum 4-wheel drive model. Drivers of lessor trims must settle for halogen.
All will be looking over a redesigned hood that Nissan describes as "more aggressive". As to the most powerful change, you’ll have to pop that hood… The 3.5 liter V-6… now rates 284 Horsepower. That’s up 24.
Our driver easily noticed the difference… describing it as “one robust ride”. Maximum towing capacity increases by half-a-ton to 6-thousand pounds, among the highest in its class.
The Pathfinder continues to impress inside as well. An 8-inch color display, formerly only on Platinum trim, is now standard on all models.
At the rear are new bumper and tail lights, and a new Motion-Activated lift gate… for when your hands are full… but your feet are free.
Unchanged are the Pathfinder’s excellent road manners. It remains among the most agile in its near full-size, three-row crossover class without being so softly sprung that body roll is a problem.
Prices start at just under 30-thousand dollars for the 2-wheel drive version, and just under $32,000 with all-wheel drive. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is available in dealers now.
Engine: 3.5 liter
Price: Just under $30,000