2017 Nissan Pathfinder Rumors

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is rumored to be already in the plan. The pathfinder is one of the oldest SUV lineup in the history of Nissan. With a lifetime spanning for 30 years, Pathfinder still getting warm love from its fans. With such popularity, it’s only natural that Nissan will keep adding plans for this lineup. According to a fan site, this fourth generation of the mid-size SUV will have few trims offered with distinctive cool new features for each trims.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder White Front View

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior

Starting from its platform, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will be built on top of Nissan’s D platform. The interior is quite spacious with the ability to support seven passengers with the layout of three rows of seating. The 2017 Pathfinder will get some enhancements on its exterior. The overall weight is estimated to be cut down around 4,000 pounds, thanks to the utilization of aluminum materials across its body work. Move on to the front, you will find rounder and larger grille. Meanwhile, LED lights and alloy wheel stay the same.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Picture

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Powertrain

At the time of writing, we still have no exact information of what kind of engine will Nissan use for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. This SUV definitely needs large source of power to customer’s requirements. 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. Gas mileage score is considered the best among its rivals with 20 mpg for city and 26 mpg for highway. The engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mere of 8 seconds.

Interestingly, some reports also said the hybrid engine is possible for this model. Engineers are developing this model, which is going to pair 4-cylinder 2.5-l petrol unit with 15 kW electric motor. A lithium-ion battery will be its main power source. The battery itself will be positioned under the third seat row.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder White Rear View

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price

We will not see the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder pretty soon enough, we expect that it will be introduced sometime in 2017. Price information is currently unavailable at the moment, but expert’s estimation is around $30,000 for the base trim.

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