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Nissan's 2017 Pathfinder Upgrades Engine

July 07, 2016

Photo courtesy of Nissan.
Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has revealed details for the 2017 Pathfinder, including fuel economy, capacities for towing, and upgraded technological features.

The Pathfinder will feature a 3.5L V-6 engine, which produces, 284 hp and 259 lb.-ft. of torque, according to the automaker.

The seven-passenger 2017 Pathfinder is offered in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations and four grade levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. Pathfinder fuel economy for the two-wheel drive variant remains 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.

Maximum towing capacity is 6,000 pounds, which is a 1,000 pound increase from the previous model, according to the automaker.

It also features a "V-Motion" grille and boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights. Other exterior enhancements include new front bumper, fog lights, outside rearview mirrors with integrated turn signals and new 18-inch and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs. 

Standard to the SL and Platinum grades is the Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory; waving a foot under the center of the tailgate activates the power opening function. 

Also standard to the new model is the Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD), which features additional infotainment and driver assistance displays.

A standard 8-inch touch-screen monitor in the center of the instrument panel provides interaction and control of a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings – including the standard NissanConnectSM with Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth, and vehicle information, according to the automaker.

Also available are NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, which includes automatic collision notification, emergency call, stolen vehicle locator, and maintenance alerts, according to the automaker.

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