Changes Announced for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
The 2017 Pathfinder will be ready to hit the roads of Swift Current and Regina later this year, and we’ve just been given our first look at the changes made for the new vehicle. This marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of the original Pathfinder, and Nissan are choosing to mark the occasion with revised styling, a retuned V6 engine, and a whole host of upgraded features. Let’s take a closer look now at some of the changes that have been made on the 2017 Pathfinder.
This is a refresh rather than an all-new model, so the Pathfinder won’t be changing its looks dramatically for 2017. That said, it does embrace reworked front and rear fascias, plus new designs for the headlights, taillights, foglights, and daytime running lights.
These new lighting choices are surrounded by a new bolder grille, with a raised and slightly larger hood contributing to an overall appearance that is stronger and more muscular than before.
The engine of the 2017 Pathfinder isn’t actually new; this is the same 3.5L V6 as the 2016 model. However, over 50% of its parts are new, and that’s made a real difference.
Fuel-economy ratings are the same, but you can take advantage of a significant increase in power. While the 2016 model boasted 260 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, the 2017 Pathfinder harnesses 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also be able to tow up to 6,000 lbs. – that’s a 1,000-lb upgrade over the 2016 model.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder isn’t just more powerful than the outgoing model – it’s also better equipped. Here’s a short overview of what you can look forward to.
- Nissan Connect: Available with Premium Plus package, this system uses a smartphone app that allows you to remote start the vehicle and even automatically call emergency services in the event of a crash.
- Motion-Activated Liftgate: The new power liftgate opens with just a kick under the rear bumper if the fob is in your pocket, and lets you program different heights to open at.
- New Materials: S and SV models receive a revised cloth interior; SL and Platinum models come with updated wood grain and aluminum.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Adopts a Number of Eye-Catching Changes
Whether you’d like to test-drive the current Pathfinder or find out more about the upcoming 2017 model, we can help here at Knight Nissan. We invite our Regina and Swift Current customers to come on down today!