2017 Nissan Pathfinder – facelift move to urban crossover


Already world-known seven-seat crossover Nissan Pathfinder should receive the update soon. This is what we learned in the recently released spy photos.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder release date

All the evidence suggests that we’ll see an update for the 2017 model year before the end of 2016. Testing means working on pre-production model. In sale the new car should appear in early 2017.

Release date: early 2017

2017 Nissan Pathfinder redesign

The car has received a new, more rigorous design of front end with a distinct brand V-shaped style, fancy lights found a kink along the lower contour. In the rear the change is not so noticeable: a slightly changed form of the bumper, lights got a new LED stuffing.

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder exterior

If you look at photos of the Nissan Pathfinder, you can see a closed covering only the front and rear portions, which suggests that the update will affect not the whole car. The front part gets a new grille, which got center chrome letter “V”. As for the rear, there will be much fewer changes, and judging from the camouflage covering the car will get new rear optics and the modified bumper.

The rear photo hint for the other rear lights and a modified, more flat shape of the wings than on the current version of Pathfinder.

In addition, Japanese manufacturers in the new version refused frame chassis, making the Nissan Pathfinder finally moved into the category of urban crossovers.

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder interior

As in most cases, the spies failed to take pictures of the interior of the future updates, so we can’t make any comparisons. Also failed to get clear information about future change in the engine and the available equipment, but in any case will become known later. If you stick to the main tendencies of the other updated cars, it can be assumed that the Nissan Pathfinder 2017 will get the new, improved multimedia system, extended the number of security systems and more modern equipment.

Interior renewal was limited to installing the latest multimedia system with 8-inch screen instead of the previous 7-inch.

In the list of options appeared adaptive cruise control system and emergency automatic braking. Housewives can finally open the trunk lid in fashion: a wave of foot under the rear bumper.

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder dimensions

Off-road look to the car attached to its size, which is almost like a full-size SUV. The length of Nissan Pathfinder body is 197.2 in, width 77.2 in, height of 69.6 in, wheelbase length is 114.1 in.

Weight of the new crossover has become less for almost 510 lbs, and all thanks to updated chassis design and the increase in the volume of lightweight high-strength steel, now the crossover in front-wheel version weighs 4149 lbs, and in four-wheel drive 4290 lbs. Weight loss has affected the fuel efficiency of the car.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder engines

As the main power unit current Pathfinder has installed V-shaped six-cylinder petrol engine with 24-valves and a 3.5-liter displacement. The maximum power of the engine, 249 horsepower, and peak torque of 238 ft-lb it is achieved at 4400 rpm. The engine will be aggregated only uncontested stepless variator is a new generation (Xtronic CVT).

Changes on the technical side of 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is quite serious: naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine has been updated to 56% and obtained a system of direct fuel injection, power increased from 260 to 284 hp. Together with it Xtronic CVT is still working, able to simulate the traditional automatic gearbox – so familiar to some customers.

Characteristics of chassis stiffness of the front shock absorbers with rebound springs further increased by 11%, rear – by 7%, the steering gear ratio is increased by 11%, that is, the wheel was “sharper”. The manufacturer reports that the Pathfinder is now more willing to better corner the turns and less swinging on bad roads.

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid

The second engine set will be a hybrid power plant consisting of 4 cylinder 249-horsepower 2.5-liter gasoline engine, which works in tandem with the electric motor power 22 HP (15 kW). Peak torque in a hybrid engine is 242 ft lb. This combination of petrol and electric motor will significantly reduce fuel consumption. In urban driving the new Nissan Pathfinder 2017 model year will have 25 mpg, on the highway 27 mpg.

Li-ion battery to power the electric motor is located under the third row of seats, and fuel for a gasoline engine supplied from a tank with a capacity of 19.5 gallons. Paired to hybrid is all new Xtronic CVT.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder pictures


    Judging by its look i dont think ill upgrade to a new one. Still the same skinny wheels with boring old fashion and a lack of uumf rear and front end looks. Come on Nissan is it really that hard to design a modern stylish suv.

Editor's rating
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  • Performance4.5
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  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.5

The new Pathfinder is no more a serious off-road capable SUV. Now it is more like enlarged Roque crossover.

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