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2017 Nissan Pathfinder


City 19 - 20 MPG Hwy 26 - 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.8
2 y/o Platinum Pathfinder is a RUST BUCKET

by -dp- from Hopatcong NJ | November 18, 2019

Rust on Sub Frame of 2017 Pathfinder and below rear hatch window. Neither the dealer nor Nissan Consumer Affairs will fix it. SHAME ON YOU NISSAN, this is not how to retain customers!! -dp-

Stylish...Great performance...great engineering.

by Goose from Atlanta, GA | November 13, 2019

Have has a 2017 pathfinder and my wife and I love to drive it. Great acceleration and smooth driving. Vert stylish and overall very good performance. Love Nissan autos.

A great car for multiple kids and hauling eqipment

by Postman513 from Cincinnati Ohio | September 28, 2019

Has everything you could possibly need. And then more! The drive is so smooth and the Bose surround sound system is just one of many things the SL performance and tech package offers. Mine was 20MPG City and 27 MPG HWY

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Overview


The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is a full-size SUV that seats 7 passengers across 3 rows. It competes with the Honda Pilot, Toyota 4Runner, and Ford Explorer. This year, the Pathfinder has been completely redesigned.

Four trims are available: the S, SV, SL, and Platinum.

Overall, the Pathfinder has a muscular design with its bulging fenders. The front-end features geometric headlights, a bold, V-shaped grille, and a rugged-looking diffuser. The B- and C-pillars as well as the underbody are blacked out. LED daytime running lights, power side mirrors with turn signal indicators, roof rails, and 18-inch alloy wheels come standard. Available features include LED headlights, front fog lights, a power liftgate, a trailer hitch receiver, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the Pathfinder features a standard 284-hp, 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6 engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). 4-wheel drive (4WD) is also available. Making 259 pounds-feet of torque, the Pathfinder has a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds. Fuel economy for FWD models is an EPA-estimated 20/27 mpg city/highway. It slightly lowers to a 19/26 mpg rating with 4WD.

Inside, the Pathfinder has a standard cloth interior with a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat and a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 79.8 cubic feet with the second and third row seats folded down. The center stack features a Nissan Connect multimedia system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, a satellite radio, and HD radio, and dual USB ports. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Bose premium audio system. The cargo area has room for underfloor storage and multiple tie down anchors. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. Available feature includes leather upholstery, a leather wrapped steering wheel remote vehicle start, heated/cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a dual panoramic moonroof, and a rear entertainment system.

Standard safety features include an advanced airbag system, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, a backup camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a surround view monitoring system, a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and forward emergency braking.