2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Charting the Changes

The Pathfinder hasn’t received any major changes since its last redesign in 2013, which is why this year’s overhaul has been gaining so much buzz. The 2017 Pathfinder has been significantly enhanced in a number of areas, the most notable of which we’ve outlined below.

See a comparison image of the 2016 and 2017 Pathfinder below to check out the front-end changes with your own eyes. The newest edition of the SUV shows off a more chiseled hood design and revised bumper styling. There’s also a new V-Motion grille and LED boomerang headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights. In addition, the rear bumper and taillights have been restyled; and all around, the SUV has a more aggressive look.


When the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder arrives in Duluth this fall, you’ll have a chance to get a feel for its enhanced power. The updated 3.5L DOHC V6 produces 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque compared to last year’s ratings of 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

The engine is now made up of 56 percent new or new-to-Pathfinder components. There’s also a new Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) system, which helps deliver precise injection control, enhanced combustion stability and minimized engine knock.

Ratings have also increased when it comes to towing; the 2017 Pathfinder has a class-leading 6,000 pound max trailering capacity when properly equipped, which is up by 1,000 pounds compared to the 2016 Pathfinder.


The Pathfinder offers new safety options, including Intelligent Cruise Control and Forward Emergency Braking. The available Around View Monitor also now incorporates safety-enhancing Moving Object Detection. As far as infotainment, the SUV comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen monitor that’ll give you access to in-car apps, Bluetooth and more.

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