If you are planning to purchase a new vehicle but are not quite ready yet, keep your eye out for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, soon to be available at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall. The new model year has a new look, updated powertrain new technology features, improved dynamics and new safety features.
The exterior is squarer with Nissan’s newest designs including boomerang-shaped LED lights and Nissan’s V-Motion grille. These come standard on all four of the trim levels: the S, SV, SL and the Platinum. Plus the Platinum trim level gets LED headlights. The lower three trim levels keep the halogen headlights.
The rear of the new Pathfinder features new taillight lenses and a new bumper cover. Plus, new this year, the Nissan Pathfinder features a motion-activated tailgate. The vehicle’s aerodynamics have been revised, too, ringing the drag coefficient down 0.33 from the previous 0.34. This is even better than the Mazda CX-9 model’s 0.35 Cd.
The engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 named the VQ35DD and is new this year. The engine is expected to make 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. That’s 24 more horsepower and an additional 19 pound-feet of torque over last year’s model. The new Nissan Pathfinder is expected to get 20 mpg* in the city and 27 mpg* on the highway.
A continuously variable automatic transmission will transfer the engine power to the wheels. The refreshed mid-sized crossover will tow up to 6,000 pounds, which is 1,000 pounds more than last year’s model was able to tow.
The suspension has also been revamped; and this year’s model features stiffer front and rear dampers. Plus the Pathfinder has new improvements to the suspension to help reduce body roll and make the steering quicker.
Safety features include adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking on the Platinum trim level. A 360-degree camera system, which is only available on the S and SV trim levels, adds moving object detection.
The interior features a new color display for the gauge cluster, plus an 8-inch touch screen, which is larger than last year’s touch screen. If you opt for the Platinum trim level, you’ll get standard navigation. However, navigation is optional on the SL and SV; and it’s not available on the S trim level.
If you are looking for a crossover that features a rear entertainment system for long road trips, choose the Platinum trim level. The entertainment center features 8-inch headrest-mounted display screens – an inch larger than they were on last year’s model.
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