The Pathfinder is a crossover SUV of the Nissan Motors, which first time “stepped on the scene” a long time ago, to be exactly in 1985. The model wad based on the platform of the compact pickup truck of Nissan. In terms of size, the Nisan Pathfinder is the vehicle which is a mix between the big and small Nissan SUVs, but in terms of price, it is placed between the Nissan Xterra and the Murano. The all-new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is the slightly facelift version of the current model and it is expected to come with more off-road capabilities, a refreshed external look and better safety and equipment features.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Changes
The next generation Nissan Pathfinder comes with an invigorated body that gives us a more powerful terrain vehicle, are you ready for camping? The front fascia will be slightly redesigned, which will now come equipped with various design components of Nissan, like the innovative V-Motion grille. The headlights assume the shape of a boomerang with the LED daylight running lights.
Other notable outside changes done include a new bumper in the front, LED mist lights, external back view mirrors with incorporated turn signals. The 2017 Pathfinder will be offered with two-wheel options one will be with a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels and another will be with a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels. Curb weight is between 4,292–4,660 lbs.
Around back, 2017 Nissan Pathfinder gets a new bumper and attractively designed taillights. Furthermore, another major addition in the new vehicle is the motion-stimulated lift gate, which will be offered as standard on all models, except in the base model. Finally, a plain wave of the foot below the middle part of the tailgate makes the power opening utility active.
new Nissan Pathfinder 2017 Interior
The cabin of the new Pathfinder 2017 is more stylish and functional when compared to that on old one. It comes with a three-seat row configuration that allows the cabin to accommodate a maximum of seven people in a comfortable way. Furthermore, it will be crammed with user-friendly and modernized connectivity features.
For the model year 2017, the new Nissan SUV follows the latest information expertise. The Advanced Drive-Assist exhibit, which is situated in the middle of the instrument exhibit between the speedometer and the tachometer, will now feature extra infotainment and driver support displays.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
The Nissan Pathfinder 2017 gets a piece of art touch-screen(eight-inches) which will be positioned in the center of the consoles. It has an instinctive communication and control of a range of driver-preferred vehicle settings and systems, as well as the available NissanConnectSM direction-finding system. Also, it comes with the Voice Recognition feature, as well as one-time voice destination access, and SiriusXM Traffic.
Some of the other visible improvements in the new vehicle include an automatic accident announcement, stolen vehicle locator. Furthermore, there are and emergency call, customizable warnings, remote start and stop feature through the friendly app and maintenance warnings.
The new 2017 Pathfinder will be offered with the highly developed Driver Support technology that comes with the innovative Intelligent Cruise Control and Forward Emergency Braking. Finally, brand new SUV will get the Moving Object Detection for the first time that comes with an Around View Monitor, as well as the rear cross traffic warning and the blind spot alert.
The main purpose of refreshing the current model is to improve its engine specification and gas mileage. As a result. Furthermore, roughly half of the parts on the new engine have been taken from the engine of the older brother. These components include the exhaust valve timing control, the aluminum-alloy chunk, and the intake manifold collector. In conjunction with the novel combustion compartment design, the power unit of the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder got fresh pistons and an innovative air ingestion system. These components assist the powertrain to deliver more power and torque when compared to the engine of the earlier model. As a result, the compression ratio of the new power unit has been increased to 11.0:1 when compared to 10.3:1 of the engine of the outgoing model.
First, the next-gen Pathfinder comes equipped with a DOHC powertrain with V6 configuration and with the capacity of 3.5 liters. This power unit will be suitably upgraded to make it generate the highest power of 284 ponies and the twist of 259 lbs per foot. A continuously variable transmission system will be used to attach the power unit to offer a better capability to run smoothly on all types of terrains.
When comes to performance, the 3.5-liter powertrain offers better acceleration to the new vehicle, which makes it attain the velocity of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 8 seconds.
Regarding fuel economy, the new Pathfinder offers the mileage of 19 mpg when it is driven within the city limits and 26 mpg when it is driven on highways.
The all-new Nissan Pathfinder 2017 will have the four-wheel drive system as standard. Buyers who would like to transmit the power to the front wheels, rather than to all the wheels, they can choose optionally the front-wheel drive system.
The 2017 SUV model will also be offered with a hybrid powertrain. The new vehicle will be equipped with a traditional gasoline power unit with four cylinders and with the capacity of 2.5 liters. This power unit would offer its performance with the corroboration of a powerful lithium-ion battery-powered the electric motor with the capacity of 15 kW. As a result, the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid would get the combined power output of 250 ponies and a collective twist of 243 pounds per foot. The battery set will be placed beneath the seats in the third row.
Price and the release date
Although Nissan has not yet confirmed the base price and the exact release date of new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, from the reliable sources, the new vehicle is likely to be released for sale during the first quarter of 2017. When comes to pricing, the new model will be available at an estimated starting price of $30.000.