2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Review, Price

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum coming soon with the new outlook. Introduced in the mid-1986 as a compact SUV, the Nissan Pathfinder has definitely been served with diligence all the while. Catering the needs of a spacious, comfortable and adventurous vehicle, Nissan Pathfinder has evolved over the years not just in size but in performance and luxury as well. All new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum marks the way for a new generation model emphasising on several improvements.

This new Nissan Pathfinder benefits from a rugged drivetrain which is capable of delivering excellent off-road capabilities. This new 2017 Pathfinder has also been increased in overall dimensions which make it taller and wider than its predecessor.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum - front

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes

One of the main improvements concerned with its exterior body is the LED low-beam projector headlights that have powerful projection. For towing, a 7 pin wiring harness tow hitch receiver has been featured by its makers.

Other new features would be the chrome body side mouldings that add a stylistic and sharp accent. New 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels have been used this time which is both lightweight and durable.


The interior cabin of this new Nissan Pathfinder is infested with technological features. The seats feature leather upholstery and are climate controlled i.e. it can be heated as well as cooled.

Premium wooden inserts have been used on the door panels and centre console which adds a touch of class. The cockpit consists of a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel which can be adjusted in and out, up and down as per the driver’s convenience.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum - interior

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum – Main Power Production Unit

Powering this new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum is a VQ35DD, 3.5-liter V6 engine that has a DOHC and 60˚ mount. This engine can produce 259 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM and 284 hp at approximately 6,000 RPM. This engine also benefits from a direct fuel injection system.

To make the most out of this next generation SUV, a Xtronic CVT has been used. This innovative transmission system eliminates the gear efforts by using metal drive chain instead of the traditional metal gears. With this, a seamless shifting is achieved which also improves fuel economy.

With both options for 2WD and 4WD, the driver is left with total freedom. Switching between 2WD and 4WD has never been easier thanks to the All-Mode® Dial which is located behind the gearshift. An Auto Mode has also been featured in 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum which senses the road conditions and adjusts between drive configuration.

One great feature in the 4WD setup is the hill start assist which doesn’t let the vehicle roll backwards when starting on a steep hill. The hill descent control helps in managing the speed and control of the vehicle when descending a steep hill.

This 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum also comprises of independent front and rear suspension which makes for a smooth ride regardless of the terrains. The smooth function of its suspension system also improves the overall performance.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum - side

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum – Price and Availability

Buyers looking for Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2017 have to pay around $41,870 for its base model. In addition, the price is also likely to increase with the addition of top trims. This SUV has already been released and is available via dealerships.            


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