Let's be blunt: The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is a mainstream crossover SUV. It's about the same size as other crossovers, it's engineered like other crossovers, and if you squint hard enough, it looks pretty much like other crossovers. The Pathfinder is playing in a big competitive pool where every fish is a shark.
Nissan is tweaking the Pathfinder for 2017 to give it some distinction in the marketplace. And today, that's an exceedingly tough thing to accomplish.
The current fourth-generation Pathfinder debuted back in 2012 as a 2013 model, so it was time for some updates. The most significant changes are tweaks to the 3.5-liter V6 that powers it. The biggest of these is the application of direct gasoline injection to the famed VQ-series V6. The miracle that is direct injection facilitates, among other things, a higher compression ratio and superior combustion. In short, engine output moves from last year's 260 horsepower to 284. More power is usually good.
Despite the addition of more power, the Pathfinder's fuel economy ratings carry over from 2016 intact. The EPA rates the front-wheel-drive 2017 Pathfinder at 23 mpg combined (20 city/ 27 highway). Add all-wheel drive to the mix and the numbers move to 22 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway).
In other changes for 2017, Nissan has fortified the suspension a bit. The steering is now 11 percent quicker. Nissan also has upped the tow rating from 5,000 to 6,000 pounds. And there have been some touch-ups to the Pathfinder's appearance to make sure no one mistakes the 2017 model for the 2016.
Because it uses a continuously variable transmission, the Pathfinder drives differently than most vehicles in its class. We like that Nissan enhanced its simulated shift points to make it seem more like a regular automatic transmission. And it's available with front- or all-wheel drive.
Nissan offers the Pathfinder in four different trim levels. At the bottom is the S, which practically no one actually buys. Then there's SV, which is livable; the SL, which is the mainstream model and pretty cushy. Finally there's the Platinum, which is full of stuff you don't need but really want.
Additional interior room, however, isn't available on any of them. But at least Nissan has now fitted the Pathfinder with the company's latest touchscreen information and entertainment system on all models.
Let Edmunds help you see if the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is the perfect crossover for you.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Overview
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and S 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT). Pathfinder models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Pathfinder comes with four wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 Pathfinder comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder?
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45720. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is trending $11214 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is 24.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37030. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is trending $5475 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5475 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31555.
The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is 14.8% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Review I've had the 2017 pathfinder for a few weeks now and I am really enjoying it. I have the platinum package with the entertainment system in the rear seats. Overall I am very pleased with the quality especially the interior which is comparable to a luxury vehicle. I checked out most competitors to include the Mazda and Toyota. The pathfinder had the most features I wanted such as cooled seats, panoramic roof and DVD system for rear seats. Something my daughter loves, she love looking out the roof and watching the monitors. The ride is nice and firm, just how I like it, the transmission is smooth and engine strong. What sold me on the pathfinder is the amount of features it includes such as safety features and the fact Nissan is aleauvs willing to make a deal to sell car. Toyota wanted to knock off 2500 off sticker on a 2016 while Nissan knocked off about 7k on a 2017 which was just unloaded and still wrapped in plastic. For 41k or thereabouts the pathfinder wins hands down
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2017 nissan pathfinder S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 23 combined MPG 20 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2017 nissan pathfinder S 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 22 combined MPG 19 city MPG/26 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder?
Available Nissan Pathfinder 2017 Submodel Types: SUV, Hybrid
Available Nissan Pathfinder 2017 Trims: SV, S, SL, Platinum, LE, SE, Silver Edition, XE, SL Hybrid, SV Hybrid, LE V8, SE Off Road
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Black Metallic, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Pearl White, Glacier White, Caspian Blue Metallic, Arctic Blue Metallic, Cayenne Red Metallic, Super Black, Dark Slate Metallic, Midnight Pine Metallic, Moonlight White Pearl, Scarlet Ember, Midnight Jade Metallic, Java Metallic, Avalanche, Silver Lightning Metallic, Storm Gray Metallic, Mocha Stone Metallic, Caspian Blue, Super Black Metallic, Granite Metallic, Silverton Blue Pearl, Red Brawn, Silver Lightning, Sunlit Sand Metallic, Cayenne Red Pearl Metallic, Chrome Silver Metallic, Dark Slate, Espresso Black Metallic, Red Brawn Pearl, Silverton Blue, Aspen White Pearlglow, Bronzed Gray Clearcoat IO Metallic, Brown Pearl Metallic, Burnt Cherry Clearcoat Pearl, Cayenne Red, Desert Sand Metallic, Desert Stone, Majestic Blue, Mocha, Navy Blue, Navy Blue Metallic, Sahara Beige Metallic, Sherwood Green Pearl, Sierra Silver Metallic, White Frost