2017 Nissan Pathfinder Redesign and Release Date
The Pathfinder SUV is expected to undergo a mid-cycle update for the 2017 model year. Thanks to some fresh spy images, we know that the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is due to receive certain visual changes. The latest iteration of this great family-hauler arrived for the 2013 MY and the company believes that the timing is good for some upgrades.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder New Styling Cues
Sadly, the photographed test mule was thoroughly camouflaged, so the spy shots don’t reveal too much of the upcoming facelift. What we can say for sure is that the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will come with redesigned headlights and the familiar V-shaped grille as part of the brand’s latest design language. At closer inspection, it seems that the facelift includes a reshaped front bumper as well but the changes appear to be very subtle. The back side of the vehicle features similar changes that include a revised rear bumper, especially its lower part. Also, the updated Pathfinder is likely to receive redesigned tail-lights. As for the rest of the styling tweaks, they are mostly obfuscated by the heavy camouflage. The same goes for the new interior which is basically still unknown. However, rumor has it that the cabin facelift might bring similar updates to those seen on the recently refreshed Altima.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Specs
When it comes to the engine department, it’s still unknown whether the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will offer any changes. The current model is powered by a sturdy 3.5-liter V6 that makes 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission that has recently been enhanced with D-Step Shift Logic. Its fuel economy is estimated at 27 mpg, with the towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. All models come with front-wheel drive as standard, while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Price
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is expected to hit the showrooms in the second-half of 2016. As for the pricing, we expect the updated model to be only slightly costlier than the outgoing version.