The SUV range of Nissan exists for quite a long time. One of the first models was Pathfinder. It has been 30 years since its first appearance and the crossover doesn’t lose in popularity. It is even growing since new models are planning few years ahead. So, we will have a chance to see new mid-size SUV as 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. It is a part of fourth generation of the SUV and few trim levels will be offered with a bunch of features across additional packages.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder redesign
The 2017 Pathfinder is going to be built on well-known company’s D platform. This four-door SUV can take up to seven passengers. Seating layout is with three rows. Exterior will suffer some revisits. With them, 2017 Pathfinder is going to look better and more attractive. More aluminum and other lightweight materials are about to be used, and overall weight should drop to around 4.000 pounds. On the appearance, grille is rounder and larger. Extra tail gate and bumper are highlights on the back. Alloy wheels and LED lights come standard.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder engine
It is still unknown what will be installed in 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. This crossover needs big engine, so its performance can meet demands of buyers. The 3.5-l DOHC V6 could be used again, with some upgrades. Mated to a CVT gearbox, this unit should deliver just under 300 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Since 2017 Pathfinder is meant to be a vehicle good for all kind of terrains and conditions, all-wheel drive system is expected as standard, while the drivers that do not need power from all wheels could purchase crossover with FWD. Fuel economy is excellent for this kind of vehicle, with 20 mpg for city and 26 mpg for highway drive. It is not so important for this class, but worth of mentioning is 8 second sprint to 60 mph.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid
Also, 2017 Nissan Pathfinder should be available as hybrid. Engineers are developing this model, which is going to pair 4-cylinder 2.5-l petrol unit with 15 kW electric motor. Its power comes from lithium-ion battery. Finally, it is positioned under the third row of seats inside the 2017 Pathfinder.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder release date and price
According to early information, 2017 Nissan Pathfinder won’t reach the buyers before 2017. Also, its price is not so easily predictable, but from this stance, experts predict $30.000 for base models.