New 2017 Nissan Pathfinder gets updates, upgrades, new features - w/video


To start with, let's just say that there is more info here than you'll need unless, of course, you're looking to buy a large SUV/crossover people and stuff mover and the big Nissan is on your radar. One press release discusses the evolution of the Pathfinder from a true body-on-frame utility (based on the then compact Frontier pickup) to the unibody crossover of today. The 2017 Pathfinder is not an all-new vehicle, but it is a substantial update of the last iteration. The front end is updated with new headlights and LED daytime running lights and the 3.5-liter V6 gets more hps and torque but with the same mpgs. A CVT (continuously-variable transmission) is the only option and it's a shame that Nissan continues to spread an entry-level bit of kit across their line-up (especially at these potential prices). The clean interior, while a bit spartan, gets upgrades with new wood and metal accents (depending on the trim) and a larger infotainment screen to better display Nissan's updated NissanConnect system. You want over-the-top luxury? That's what Infiniti is for. The Pathfinder comes in four flavors, S, SV, SL, and Platinum with content levels increasing in each successive trim level. Overall, this is a nice update that should find many happy homes. For the minutia, check out the four press releases, spec charts (sorry for the layout prob.), and a b-roll video after the jump.

Source: Nissan - Press releases (4), specs, and video after the "read more" jump.





Press Release 1:
2017 Nissan Pathfinder ups adventure-ready credentials with aggressive new exterior styling, increased power and towing capability, advanced driver assistance features
  • Major redesign includes bold new front end with signature boomerang-shaped headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and available LED headlights
  • New 3.5-liter V6 engine adds direct injection system, horsepower increases to 284, maximum towing capacity now a class-leading* 6,000 pounds (when properly equipped)
  • Enhanced user friendliness features range from Motion-Activated liftgate to updated vehicle connected services
  • New advanced driver assistance technology includes Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection
Pathfinder, one of Nissan's best known and most popular nameplates in its nearly 60-year history in the United States, is reborn for the 2017 model year with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology – pure Pathfinder taken to a higher level of performance and style.

"The Nissan Pathfinder has an amazing heritage as one of the modern pioneers in the SUV segment, with more than 30 years in the marketplace, yet we are always looking forward – as the Pathfinder name implies," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "For 2017, Pathfinder receives much more than your typical facelift. It now offers more power, towing capability, improved driving dynamics and new available driver assistance features –more of what you need for safe, comfortable every day and weekend family adventures."

The seven-passenger 2017 Pathfinder is offered in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations and a choice of four well-equipped grade levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum.

A Powerful New Look
When the fourth-generation Pathfinder was introduced for the 2013 model year, its design represented a major step forward in refined styling and aerodynamic emphasis. For 2017, the refreshed exterior goes even farther, adding a stronger sense of adventure, character and presence and continued fine-tuning of aero efficiency.

The updated appearance incorporates the latest Nissan signature design elements introduced on the award-winning Maxima sport sedan and Murano crossover – including the new "V-Motion" grille and boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights. New LED headlights are standard on the Pathfinder Platinum grade.

Other exterior enhancements include a new, more aggressive hood, front bumper and fog lights. The outside rearview mirrors now include standard integrated turn signals. In the rear, changes include new taillights and a stronger bumper design.

In addition, aerodynamic optimization efforts include a new grille design, which enhances cooling performance and negates the need for an active grille shutter, and a new front chin spoiler design that has been moved forward and directs air downward – without compromising the approach angle for off-road driving. These changes help optimize air flow around and below the exterior, with the coefficient of drag reduced to 0.326 (from the previous 0.34).

Another significant addition for 2017 is the available Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory. A simple wave of the foot under the center of the liftgate activates the power opening function. It is standard on SL and Platinum grades.

Other exterior details include recessed front windshield wipers, roof rails, chrome door handles and privacy glass. An available Dual Panorama Moonroof is standard on the Platinum grade. It includes a sliding opening front panel and fixed rear glass panel, which extends over the 2nd and 3rd rows.

Also added for 2017 are 18-inch (S, SV and SL grades) and 20-inch (Platinum) machined aluminum-alloy wheel designs.

Completing the exterior makeover are two new exterior colors – Sandstone and Caspian Blue. Other available colors are Midnight Jade, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Cayenne Red, Pearl White and Glacier White.

"More than just a more powerful appearance, the 2017 Pathfinder offers more functionality – from the convenience of the Motion-Activated liftgate to user-friendly interior upgrades," added Bunce.

A Roomy, Refined Interior
The enhancements to the Pathfinder interior for 2017 focus on convenience and connectivity. For example, the cupholders have been reshaped to accommodate mug handles and an illuminated front storage bin. There are now two USB ports inside the console versus the previous single port.

The biggest change, however, is the adoption of new-generation information technology. The standard Advanced Drive-AssistÔ Display (ADAD), located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features additional infotainment and driver assistance displays (versus the 2016 Pathfinder design). Voice recognition has been enhanced with a new HD microphone.

The standard 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings – including the standard NissanConnectSM with Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth® and vehicle information. In addition, the available NissanConnect Navigation system** (offered as standard equipment on Pathfinder Platinum and optional on SV and SL grades) includes Voice Recognition for navigation, including one-shot voice destination entry and three years of included SiriusXM® Traffic®. The Pathfinder also includes standard SiriusXM® Travel Link** with three years of complimentary service, featuring sports, movie listings, stock prices, gas prices and weather.

NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®** features automatic collision notification, emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, customizable alerts, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts. It comes standard on Platinum grade.

As in previous years, the 2017 Pathfinder's 3-row/7-passenger interior combines comfortable seating with the cargo capacity that families need every day. It offers the benefits of a mid-size crossover with the comfort of a larger SUV, including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging flexibility and ample space. Overall interior roominess is 173.8 cubic feet (passenger and cargo areas combined).

Every 2017 Pathfinder interior is anchored by Nissan's innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, a 2nd row tilt and glide seat that allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat remaining securely in place (on the passenger curb side).

A wide range of seating and cargo carrying combinations are available with the 2nd row 60/40-split seat with manual slide/recline/fold flat and 3rd row 50/50-split seat with manual recline/flat fold. New cloth seat fabric is added for S and SV grades, along with new interior finishers for SL and Platinum grade levels. Leather-appointed seating is standard on SL and Platinum models.

Pathfinder's quiet, comfortable interior also includes a wide range of available features, including two rows of rich leather-appointed seating surfaces, heated and cooled front seats, heated 2nd row seats, heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, multiple user memory settings and an advanced Bose® Audio System with 13 speakers.

Pathfinder also offers available class-exclusive*** Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) added for 2017. Other available technology includes Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and iPod® integration. The tri-zone Family Entertainment system includes 2nd row head restraint-mounted DVD display screens. The rear displays are now 8-inch QHD designs (versus the previous 7-inch WVGA) and include auto brightness control and USB and HDMI rear source inputs. The rear display can be easily controlled from the front with a more user-friendly display.

An available remote engine start**** function allows the climate control system to warm up or cool down the interior prior to driving (standard on SV, SL and Platinum).

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), available with individual tire pressure display, comes with standard Easy-Fill Tire Alert that provides both visual and audible signals to help owners conveniently maintain correct tire pressures without the use of a gauge.

Revised 3.5-liter V6 Engine, Class-Leading* 6,000-lb Towing Capacity
In a major step up of its already highly capable adventure credentials, Pathfinder's new 3.5-liter V6 engine features more power, torque and towing capacity. It utilizes more than 56 percent new or new-to-Pathfinder engine parts and components – including combustion chamber design, pistons, intake manifold and e-VTC (fully electronic on intake). The compression ratio has also been raised to 11.0:1 (from the previous 10.3:1).

The engine's new Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) system, which is also utilized on the all-new flagship Nissan Armada full-size SUV, provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system). The switch to mirror bore cylinder coating reduces engine weight by around three pounds and reduces friction between the piston ring and the cylinder wall. The technology eliminates the need for a heavy cast iron cylinder liner.

Horsepower for the new V6 increases to 284 hp (from the previous 260 hp) and torque is now rated at 259 lb-ft (up from 240 lb-ft). And, while adding more horsepower and torque, Pathfinder fuel economy remains 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (2WD models) (estimated).

All 2017 Pathfinder models are equipped with Nissan's third-generation Xtronic transmission (similar to that utilized in the sporty Nissan Maxima). The Xtronic transmission includes D-Step Logic Control, which simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling.

The new Pathfinder powertrain helps provide real world driving benefits of more responsive acceleration and re-acceleration, such as when entering highways or passing.

Maximum towing capacity has increased by 1,000 pounds to a best-in-class* 6,000 pounds (when properly equipped) due to the enhanced powertrain and body reinforcements added around the trailer hitch area. The advanced Xtronic transmission design also helps keep engine rpm optimized while towing without the typical "hunting for a gear" feel.

"As part of Nissan's ongoing, extensive research into consumers' real-world towing activities, we've found that mid-size SUV owners really want the ability to tow two-axle recreational trailers, whether for watercraft, flatbeds or campers," said Bunce. "The 2017 Pathfinder now fits most of those needs with the added confidence of its standard 6,000-pound towing rating."

As in previous years, Pathfinder also features selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes from the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4x4-i system. With the available intuitive four-wheel drive, Pathfinder continues to serve as an excellent vehicle for inclement weather driving conditions.

Pathfinder is the only vehicle in class***** with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes for its available intuitive ALL-MODE 4x4-i system. The system lets the driver choose full-time 2WD for maximum fuel economy, Auto mode to automatically monitor conditions and adjust the balance of power between front and rear wheels for best traction, or 4WD Lock mode when full-time 4WD is desired.

In addition, standard Hill Start Assist helps prevent loss of control when starting and driving away on a steep incline (both 4WD and 2WD models), while standard Hill Descent Control (4WD only) helps by adjusting speed and brake pressure when traveling slowly down steep, rough terrain grades.

Pathfinder's extensively retuned 4-wheel independent suspension (versus the 2016 Pathfinder) also contributes to the enhanced driving dynamics, offering improved body control and a more refined ride. Among the revised or retuned suspension components are 11 percent stiffer front shock absorbers and seven percent stiffer rear shocks. Rebound springs have been added to the front struts to help assist with roll balance and body control. The spring rates of the rear rebound springs have also been increased by 25 percent.

"Fine tuning of the spring rates and the addition of front strut rebound springs has allowed better control of typical body motions such as roll and pitch and bounce. The result is the Pathfinder remains flatter while cornering and road vibrations are well controlled, especially on rough roads and during off-road driving," said Bunce.

In addition, a revised hydraulic electric steering system provides an improved cornering feel (versus the 2016 Pathfinder). The steering ratio is 11 percent quicker, due to a revised valve design, for less steering angle input – enhancing maneuverability.

The 2017 Pathfinder's advanced driver assistance technology includes new Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC). For 2017, Moving Object Detection (MOD) has been added to the available Around View® Monitor (AVM). Also available are Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Standard safety and security features include Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor), 3-point seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard passengers in all three rows (includes rollover sensor), 3-point seat belts for rear seat occupants, including 2nd row center position, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) – 2nd row outboard seating positions only, child safety rear door locks, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

A Choice of Models and Packages
The 2017 Pathfinder comes in four well-equipped models, starting with the Pathfinder S with 284-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, Xtronic transmission and available ALL-MODE 4x4-i system. Standard features include NissanConnect with 8.0-inch color display, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio**, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, RearView Monitor and Advanced Drive-AssistÔ Display (ADAD).

Pathfinder SV models add a range of features including Nissan Intelligent Key®, 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift lever, Rear Sonar, fog lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, remote engine start**** and much more.

Pathfinder SL models include leather-appointed heated 1st and 2nd row seats, 4-way power front passenger's seat, driver's seat 2-way power lumbar support, heated steering wheel, Motion-Activated power liftgate with liftgate position memory, Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), among other features.

Pathfinder Platinum models offer unique 20-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels, 235/55R20 tires, LED headlights, NissanConnect with Navigation and Services**, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®**, Bose® 13-speaker premium audio system, cooled front seats, woodgrain finishers, Dual Panorama Moonroof, Trailer Tow Package, Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and more.

Several option packages are offered for 2017: the Trailer Tow Package; the SV Cold Package with heated front cloth seats, heated steering wheel and heated outside rearview mirrors; and the SV Tech Package with NissanConnect with Navigation and Services**, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®**, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Also offered are the SL Tech Package, which features the Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®** and trailer hitch receiver and trailer towing harness; and the SL Premium Package with NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®**, Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, Dual Panorama Moonroof and tow hitch receiver with integrated finisher.

The Family Entertainment Package adds the dual 8.0-inch headrest DVD/Family Entertainment System with rear seat wireless headphones, wireless remote control, rear headphone jacks with volume control, USB port, HDMI jack and VTR jack.

*Ward's Segmentation. MY17 Pathfinder vs. in-market 2017 & 2016 Large Cross/Utility Vehicle class competitors. Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for proper use.
**SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately (after applicable introductory period).
***AVM with MOD cannot completely eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. MOD operates at vehicle speeds below 5 mph. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.
****State laws may apply; review local laws before using.
*****Ward's Segmentation. MY17 Pathfinder AWD Pathfinder vs. in-market 2017 & 2016 Large Cross/Utility Vehicle class competitors






Press Release 2:
2017 Nissan Pathfinder offers expanded NissanConnect Services availability and next-gen infotainment system

  • Expanded connected services program integrates secure, innovative ownership experience with Pathfinder owners' adventure lifestyles
  • NissanConnectSM Services features include Emergency Preparedness, Remote Access, Customizable Alerts and Convenience Services
  • Available NissanConnect Navigation offers three years of complimentary SiriusXM® Traffic & Travel Link services*
  • Next-generation infotainment system features new standard 8.0-inch color touch screen, larger rear Family Entertainment system video screens
Auto industry studies estimate that by 2020, 80 percent of all new vehicles will be equipped with telematics systems. The new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder gets a jump on the future with a range of enhanced "family adventure-ready" connectivity and infotainment systems.

Standard on all 2017 Pathfinder grade levels is an updated next-gen infotainment system with an 8.0-inch color touch screen monitor, which replaces the previous 7.0-inch design, and improved HMI (Human Machine Interface) graphics. It provides a smartphone-like approach on the screen, but also offers the choice of "hard button" controls for drivers who prefer them.

Mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, the touch screen provides intuitive interaction and control of a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings – including the vehicle's standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio*, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®.

Included as part of the standard NissanConnect system is SiriusXM® Travel Link with three years of complimentary service*. Travel Link provides 24/7 access to sports scores, movie listings, stock prices, gas prices, weather and other information.

In addition, the standard Advanced Drive-AssistTM Display (ADAD), located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features additional infotainment and driver assistance displays (versus the 2016 Pathfinder design). Voice recognition for audio, Bluetooth® and vehicle information has been enhanced with a new HD microphone for improved voice clarity. HD Radio has also been added as a standard feature.

Standard on Pathfinder Platinum and optional on SV and SL grades is a new NissanConnect Navigation system*, which includes Voice Recognition for navigation and one-shot voice destination entry. Three years of no-charge SiriusXM® Traffic®*is provided with NissanConnect Navigation.

Also new for 2017 is the available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®*, one of the most feature-rich connected service programs available, with a robust suite of security features – including a "SOS" emergency call button in the overhead console.

Available services include automatic collision notification, emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, maintenance alerts and dealer service. Remote Access is another key feature, with help accessible through a compatible computer or smartphone. Services include remote door lock and unlock, remote engine start** and remote horn and flashing lights to help find the Pathfinder in a garage or parking lot.

NissanConnect Services also provides enhanced Internet Navigation searches. Navigation search options include assisted search (live agent), connected search, destination download, journey planner, send-to-car, and navigation search (points of interest).

The system also offers customizable alerts via email, text message or automated phone call. Alerts include vehicle speed, curfew alert (with available notification to the driver 20 minutes before the curfew alert), valet alerts (more than two miles from drop-off) and geographical boundaries setting.

NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®* comes standard on Platinum grade and is optional on SV and SL grades.

Finally, the Family Entertainment Package, which is optional on Pathfinder Platinum models, adds a new HDMI input and USB port and new dual QHD 8.0-inch headrest monitors (previously 7.0-inch WGVA). The DVD-based system also includes rear seat wireless headphones, wireless remote control, rear headphone jacks with volume control and VTR jack.

About NissanConnect
NissanConnect is Nissan's global connected services platform, offering a variety of customer-focused conveniences including security, infotainment and remote vehicle amenities. This system aims to help provide a more secure and innovative vehicle ownership experience integrated with customers' connected lifestyle.

NissanConnect Services was developed in coordination with Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley. For more information on NissanConnect, visit http://www.nissanusa.com/connect.

*SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately (after applicable introductory period).
**State laws may apply; review local laws before using.


Press Release 3:
Nissan Pathfinder 1987 – 2017: A brief history


In the mid-1980s, compact pickup trucks were making major inroads in the United States truck market. With their affordable prices, favorable fuel economy and easy maneuverability, they were perfect for recreational use – especially when topped with an aftermarket camper shell.

As Nissan was getting ready to launch a new generation of its pickup, which came to be called the "Hardbody" for its durable double-wall pickup bed and aggressive styling, the company rolled out a surprise – a full-bodied SUV based on the new truck's platform. It was called, in the U.S., the Pathfinder.

Thirty years later, Pathfinder remains one of Nissan's best-known and popular nameplates. Following is a brief history as the new 2017 Pathfinder opens the next chapter of the iconic SUV's proud heritage.

First Generation (1987 - 1995)

Introduced in 1986 as a 1987 model, the two-door Pathfinder was a trend-setter, sharing its aggressive front end styling with the Hardbody pickup, including the three horizontal slots on the front edge of the hood. Underneath, the rugged body-on-frame platform proved popular with off-road enthusiasts – especially combined with a relatively roomy and comfortable interior. Halfway through the first generation run (1990 model year), two rear doors were added – complete with what became Pathfinder's signature "hidden" C-pillar mounted rear door handles.

Available engines included a base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and a 3.0-liter V6 rated at 140 horsepower (145 as of 1988). From 1990 through the end of production, horsepower for the V6 was increased to 153 hp.

Second Generation (1996 - 2004)
For the 1996 model year, Pathfinder switched to a unibody platform and adopted new, more aerodynamic styling – separating Pathfinder from the Nissan pickup design. Engine displacement grew to 3.3-liters and horsepower increased to 168 hp. Additional refinements in handling and ride were priorities, and strong sales followed as a result.

For the 2001 model year, Pathfinder switched to the 3.5-liter V6, part of the award winning VQ-series engine family. Producing 250 horsepower (with a five-speed manual, 240 horsepower for the automatic), the new engine was well received by consumers – as were the family friendly interior features and technology, such as a Navigation system with a unique three-dimensional "Birdview" display.

Third Generation (2005 - 2012)

The third-generation Pathfinder made its world debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, along with new generations of the Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV. With the new 2005 model, Pathfinder returned to body-on-frame construction, using a modified version of the F-Alpha platform developed for the then-new Titan full-size pickup and Armada full-size SUV. A split fold-down 3rd row seat gave Pathfinder seven-passenger capability for the first time. Pathfinder celebrated its 25th anniversary with the 2011 model year.

The third generation's standard powerplant was a larger 4.0-liter V6 rated at 266 horsepower and a hefty 288 lb-ft of torque. For the 2008 model year, Pathfinder was available with a V8 engine for the first time – borrowing the full-size Armada's 310-horsepower 5.6-liter V8. With 388 lb-ft of torque a Pathfinder V8 could tow up to 7,000 lbs. (when properly equipped).

Fourth Generation (2013 – 2016)
With the introduction of the all-new 4th generation, Pathfinder provided capability with comfortable seating for seven, intuitive 4WD and 5000-pound standard towing capacity – along with an unprecedented level of premium style, comfort, fuel economy and thoughtful technology.

Addressing buyers' desire for more efficiency in every aspect of their lives, the all-new 2013 Pathfinder utilized a refined new drivetrain featuring a 240 horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine mated to a next-generation Xtronic transmission to help provide a 30 percent increase in combined City/Highway fuel economy over the previous V6-equipped 2012 Pathfinder model – up to 27 MPG highway. Use of a unibody platform provided numerous benefits, including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging flexibility and more space. Overall interior roominess increased by 8.4 cubic feet versus the previous Pathfinder design.

The fourth generation Pathfinder also introduced a long list of innovations, starting with its EZ Flex™ Seating System with 5.5 inches of 2nd row seat travel for ease of entry and exit to the 3rd row. The 60/40-split 2nd row featured innovative LATCH AND GLIDE™ technology that allowed forward movement and access to the 3rd row with a child safety seat remaining securely in place (on the passenger curb side).

2017 Pathfinder
Reborn for the 2017 model year with more adventure capability, more power and towing capability, a freshened exterior look and new available driver assistance technology features, the new 2017 Pathfinder takes the nameplate to the highest level of performance, technology and style ever.

Press Release 4:
2017 Pathfinder vs 2016 Pathfinder


Completely redesigned for the 2013 model year, Pathfinder takes another significant leap forward for 2017. The new Pathfinder offers more adventure capability, more power and towing capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology – taking the nameplate to the highest level of performance, technology and style ever. Following is a brief overview of some of the major enhancements. Equipment availability may vary by grade level and equipment package.


2017 Pathfinder
2016 Pathfinder
Exterior Features
  • New front and rear fascias, hood and V-motion grille, fog lights
  • LED Headlights, LED daytime running lights
  • Motion-Activated power liftgate
  • Outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • 0.326 Cd
  • Carryover 4th generation design
  • Halogen headlights
  • Power tailgate (manual operation)
  • Integrated mirror turn signals not available
  • 0.34 Cd
Interior Features
  • Redesigned center console
  • New metallic and wood finishers
  • New cloth seat materials
  • Carryover 4th generation design
Engine
  • Direction injection 3.5-liter V6
  • 284 hp@ 6000 rpm
  • 259 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
  • Direct Injection Gasoline (DIGÔ)
  • Mirror bore cylinder coating
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio
  • 3.5-liter V6
  • 260 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • 240 lb-ft @4400 rpm
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Cast iron cylinder liners
  • 10.3:1 compression ratio
Towing Capacity
  • Best-in-Class* 6,000-lb standard towing capacity
  • 5,000-lb towing capacity*
Connected Services
  • Standard 8.0-inch touch-screen display
  • NissanConnect Services
  • SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM with three years of service
  • Standard 7.0-inch touch-screen display
  • DVD navigation system
  • SiriusXM® Traffic not available
  • Connected services not available
  • SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM not available
Safety, Security and Convenience
  • Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection
  • Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
  • Forward Emergency Braking (FEB)
  • Around View® Monitor – no Moving Object Detection
  • ICC not available
  • FEB not available
Steering
  • 11% quicker steering
Suspension/body control
  • 11% stiffer front shocks, 7% stiffer rear shocks
  • Rebound spring front struts
  • Rear rebound spring rate increased 25%
  • Reduced body roll (0.5g turn)
  • Standard strut desig
*Ward's Segmentation. MY17 Pathfinder vs. in-market 2017 & 2016 Large Cross/Utility Vehicle class competitors. Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for proper use.


Specifications:


2017 Nissan Pathfinder Specifications

Specifications are based on latest product information available at the time of printing

Mechanical
Engine 
Name
VQ35DD
Cam design
DOHC
Orientation
Transverse-mounted
Cylinders / configuration
60-degree V6
Block / head composition
Aluminum/aluminum
Displacement (liters / cc)
3.5L / 3498cc
Horsepower
284 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)
259 @ 4,800 rpm
Bore & stroke (mm)
96 x 81
Compression ratio (:1)
11.0
Spark plugs
Iridium-tipped
Maximum engine speed
6,600 rpm
Induction system
Naturally aspirated
Fuel delivery system
Multipoint, Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG)
Valvetrain
DOHC, 24-valve, silent chain, single stage
Variable Valve Timing (CVTCS)
Intake e-motor/exhaust hydraulic
Engine mounts
3 liquid-filled, 1 solid, 2 torque rod
Recommended fuel
Regular unleaded
Emissions system
S, SV, SL: Tier3 Bin70 /LEV3-ULEV70 
Platinum: Tier3 Bin125/LEV3 ULEV125
Exhaust
Single exit/main and secondary mufflers

Electrical
Ignition system
Electronic (direct ignition)
Starter
12 volt
Alternator
Amps
150
Battery
63Ah amp-hour rating

Transmission and Drive System
2WD
4WD
Drive configuration
Front engine
FWD
Intuitive 4WD
Transmission type
Xtronic with D-Step Logic Control
Automatic transmission oil cooler
S
Gear ratios (:1)
Reverse
2.41 – 0.38
2.31 
Final drive ratio (:1)
5.25
2-wheel or 4-wheel active brake limited slip (ABLS)
S (2-wheel)
S (4-wheel)
All-Mode 4x4-i drive selectable 2WD/Auto/4WD Lock
-
S
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
S
Hill start Assist
S
Hill Descent Control
-
S

Brakes 
Front
Type
Vented Disc 
12.6 x 1.10
Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)
Rear
Type
Vented Disc
12.13 x 0.63
Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
S
Brake Assist
S
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
     Number of wheels/channels/sensors
S
4/4/4
Parking brake
Type
Mechanical
Foot
Location

Steering
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Type
Hydraulic electric
Power-assist
Vehicle speed-sensitive
Overall ratio (:1)
18.3
Turns (lock-to-lock)
2.9
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.)
38.7
Manual tilt/telescoping steering
S
-
Power tilt/telescoping steering
-
S
Two-driver memory
-
S
Steering wheel (4-spoke)
Urethane
S
-
-
-
Leather-wrapped-SSS
Audio ControlsSSSS
Heated-OSS
Bluetooth®SSSS
Cruise controlSSSS

Suspension
Front
     Stabilizer bar
Independent strut
Solid bar (26 mm)
Rear
     Stabilizer bar
Multi-link
Hollow tube (26.5 mm)
Shock absorber type
Twin tube with dual-flow path

Body/Chassis
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Type
Unibody
Materials (primary)
Corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel
Tow hitch – Class III
A
O
O
S
Trailer harness (7-pin pre-wire)
A
O
O
S

Exterior
Wheels & Tires
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Wheels
18-inch aluminum-alloy (7.5J) – light gun metal paint finish
S
-
20-inch aluminum-alloy (7.5J) – light gun metal paint finish
-
S
Tires
235/65R18 all-season
S
-
235/55R20 all-season
-
S
Temporary spare tire (under body)
T165/90D18
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert
S

Lights
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Headlights
     Halogen                                                           
S
S
S
-
     LED
-
-
-
S
     Auto On/Off (ambient light sensitive, linked to front wipers)
-
S
S
S
     LED Daytime Running Lights
S
Halogen front fog lights
A
S
S
S
Side mirror-mounted turn signals
S
Center high mount stop light, rear spoiler mounted
S

Exterior Features
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Outside mirrors
     Type
Body color
S
     Adjustment
Power
     Heated
O
S with memory
     Tilt down when reversing
-
S
     Integrated turn signals (on housing)
S
Body-colored bumpers
S
Splash guards
A
Chrome grille
S
Chrome front and rear door handles
S
Chrome badging
S
Chrome bodyside molding
-
-
-
S
Front (chin) and rear (roof) spoilers
S
UV Cut Glass Windows
S
Privacy glass
Rear door windows, rear quarter window fixed, liftgate window
Wipers
     FrontIntermittent
S
S – vehicle-speed sensitive
     RearIntermittent
S
Dual Panorama Moonroof
  One-touch power tilt/sliding glass w/ shade
  Rear roof glass with power sunshade
-
O
S
Roof rack/rails – painted silver finish
S
Roof rack/cross bars – Yakima® accessory compatible
A
Manual opening and closing liftgate
S
-
Motion-activated power liftgate with I-key operation and liftgate position memory
-
S

Interior
Seating
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Capacity
7-passenger
Materials
 Cloth 
S
-
Leather-appointed 1st and 2nd rows
-
S
Front seats
Heated
-
O
S
S
Heated and cooled---S
     Driver's seat
6-way manual
S
-
-
-
8-way power-SSS
2-way manual lumbarSS--
2-way power lumbar--SS
2-way memory--SS
auto enter/exit--SS
     Passenger seat
4-way manual
S
-
4-way power
-
S
     Seatback pockets
Front driver and passenger seats
2nd Row
Type
3-passenger, 60/40 split bench, flat folding
    Adjustments
Manual reclining
Fore/aft sliding
S
S
S
S
Fold up into storage position
Nissan EZ Flex™ Seating System featuring LATCH AND GLIDE® tip-up 3rd row access technology
     Center pull-down armrest
S
     Head restraints - outboard
Outboard height-adjustable, center fixed headrests
     Heated outboard
-
S
3rd Row
Type
50/50 split fold-flat, manual reclining
Flat-folding into floor
    Head restraints
Dual height-adjustable headrests

Audio, Navi & Entertainment
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Head unit and speakers

  AM/FM/CD, 6 speakers, 8.0-inch color display
S
S
S
-
  Bose® Premium Audio w/13 speakers including subwoofers, 8.0-inch color touch-screen display
-
O
S
DVD audio/video playback
-
-
-
O
NissanConnectSM with 8.0-inch color touch-screen display*
S
Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth® and vehicle information, including music search by voice
S
HD Radio
S
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio*
S
SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM with 3 years of service *
S
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
S
In-glass antenna (FM/AM)
S
USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices
S
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
S
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
S
NissanConnect Navigation with three years of included SiriusXM® Traffic® service*, digital compass
-
O
O
S
NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®* with automatic collision notification, emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, customizable alerts, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts
-
O
O
S
Mobile entertainment system: DVD player w/ 8.0-inch rear headrest screens
-
O

Instrumentation
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Fine Vision electroluminescent meter display
S
Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display 4.0-inch color display
S
Meters/gauges
     Speedometer – MPH main, KPH sub
     Tachometer
     Coolant temperature
     Fuel level
     Twin trip odometer 
     Clock
S
Analog
Analog
Analog
Analog
LCD digital
Digital

Comfort & Convenience Features
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Cruise control w/ steering wheel-mounted controls
S
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
-
-
-
S
Power windows
Driver/front passenger one-touch auto up/down with auto-reverse (driver auto down only on S)
Power door locks w/auto door lock function
Selective unlocking and anti-lockout
Remote keyless entry system
S
Center console with armrest
Dual-level w/2 cup holders, 12V outlet (except S)
Overhead sunglass storage
S
Front map lights, rear reading lights
S
Armrests
Center console, door
Door pockets
S
Sun visors
  w/extender and vanity mirror
  w/extender and vanity mirror, illuminated

S
-
-
S
     Tie-down hooks
Floor-mounted
Grocery hooks
4
4
Air conditioning/heater
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
S
Window defogger
Front
Liftgate glass
S
S
Cupholders (10)
Bottle holders (6)

2 in front, 4 in 2nd row, 4 in 3rd row
2 in front, 4 in 2nd row
12V power outlets
Two
Four
S: center stack, cargo area 
SV, SL, Platinum: 2 on center stack, CTR console, cargo area
120V power outlet
-
S
Glove compartment with lock
S
Assist grips

6 total
Metallic instrument and door finishers with leather door trim inserts
-
-
S
-
Wood grain instrument and door finishers with leather door trim inserts
-
-
-
S
Inside rearview mirror
Man. day/night
S
-
Auto-dimming 
   Integrated compass
-
S
A
S
S -Incl. in navigation
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
-
S
S
S
RearView Monitor
S
Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
-
-
S
S
Remote keyless entry with push button ignition
S
-
Nissan Intelligent Key® with programmable settings
-
S
Rear Sonar System
-
S
S
S
Storage compartment under cargo floor
S
Interior welcome lighting
-
S
Rear reading lamps
S
Remote engine start**
-
S

 

Safety and Security
Passenger Restraint Systems
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
S
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
S
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows
S
Outboard seat belts
Front
2nd Row & 3rd Row
3-point height-adjusting w/pre-tensioners and load limiters
3-point LH/RH w/ ALR/ELR
Center seat belts
Rear
3-point ALR/ELR
Power window lockout button
S
Child seat tether anchors – four
LATCH system
Child safety rear door locks

Passive Safety
Energy-absorbing steering column
S
Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Side-door guard beams
Shift Interlock System
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)


Safety and Security Features
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Immobilizer
S
Vehicle security system with alarm
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
-
O
S
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
-
O
S
Forward Emergency Braking (FEB)



S

Dimensions
Exterior (inches)
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Wheelbase
114.2
Overall length
198.5
Overall width
77.2
Overall height
69.6 (70.2 with roof rails)
Track width
Front
Rear
65.7
65.7
Minimum ground clearance
7.0
Cargo liftover height
31.5
Step-in height
 Front
Rear
18.9
19.5
Angle of approach

14.7 degrees
Angle of departure

22.3 degrees; 21.6 degrees (with tow hitch)
Ramp angle

16.2 degrees
Coefficient of drag (Cd)
0.326

Interior (inches)
Front
2nd Row
3rd Row
Head room
w/o moonroof
w/ moonroof
42.2
41.1
39.4
38.5
37.8
36.5
Leg room
42.3
41.7
30.7
Hip room
56.8
56.1
42.0
Shoulder room
60.7
60.4
57.1

Weights (pounds)

S

SV

SL

Platinum

Curb (lbs) – Front
2WD
4WD
2,439
2,495
2,449
2,505
2,459
2,516
2,497
2,550
Curb (lbs) – Rear
2WD
4WD
1,853
1,936
1,858
1,942
1,880
1,964
2,027
2,111
Curb (lbs) – Total
2WD
4WD
4,292
4,432
4,307
4,447
4,339
4,479
4,524
4,660
Weight distribution (%) Front/Rear
2WD
4WD
57/43
56/44
57/43
56/44
57/43
56/44
55/45
55/45
GVWR (lbs)
2WD
4WD
5,985
5,985

Capacities
Fuel (gallons)
19.5
Oil (quarts)
4.75
Coolant (gallons)
2.5
Towing (lbs) (Max. cap. properly equip.)
6,000

Volume (cubic feet)
Total volume
173.8
EPA interior volume
157.8
EPA cargo volume
16.0 (2nd and 3rd rows upright)
79.8 (2nd and 3rd rows folded)

EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
(Actual mileage may vary)
City (estimated)
2WD
4WD
20
19
Highway (estimated)
2WD
4WD
27
26
Combined (estimated)
2WD
4WD
23
22
Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

Options
S
SV
SL
Platinum
Trailer Tow Package: Trailer hitch receiver with integrated finisher, trailer towing harness
-
O
O
S
SV Cold Package: Heated front cloth seats, heated steering wheel, heated outside rearview mirrors
-
O
-
-
SV Tech Package: NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, SiriusXM® Traffic with 3 years of service, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®*, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
-
O
-
-
SL Tech Package: NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, SiriusXM® Traffic with 3 years of service, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®*, Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, trailer hitch receiver with integrated finisher, trailer towing harness
-
-
O
-
SL Premium Package: NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, SiriusXM® Traffic with 3 years of service, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®*, Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, trailer hitch receiver with integrated finisher, trailer towing harness, Power Panorama Moonroof with one-touch tilt/open/close controls (front), sunshade, rear roof glass with power sunshade
-
-
O
-
Family Entertainment Package: Dual 8.0-inch headrest DVD Family Entertainment System with rear seat wireless headphones (2), wireless remote control, USB, HDMI, VTR jack, rear headphone jacks with volume control
-
-
-
O
– Standard
O – Optional
- Accessory 
*SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately (after applicable introductory period).
**State laws may apply; review local laws before using.