Overview (Final Score: A)

For 2017, the Nissan Pathfinder sees some good improvements to its exterior look and its core functionality. A more aggressive exterior marks this new model year, meeting the expectations of those looking for a more SUV-like crossover.

On the inside not much changes in the already-great Pathfinder, but an upgrade to the infotainment is a boon and improved underpinnings are a real upside. An improved engine and transmission translates to more towing and better fuel economy.

Chief competitors for the Pathfinder are the high-selling Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Both are top choices that likely won’t be displaced by the very compelling Pathfinder this year. Compared to the larger Dodge Durango, the Pathfinder definitely has high points. Fuel economy and a smoother ride are chief among them. The Mazda CX-9 offers a fun drive dynamic and a gorgeous interior by comparison. So buyers in this segment will want to comparison shop before making a decision.

In a field of very competitive large, 7-passenger crossovers, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is definitely one to keep on your shopping list.

What We Love About the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder:

  • More compelling exterior look
  • Smart ergonomics mark the interior experience
  • Excellent towing and off-roading for a crossover

 

What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder:

  • Some interior tech is barely on par, especially plug availability
  • Rear seat entertainment only available in top-tier package
  • High towing capacity not equaled by downhill transmission control

 

You can learn more about the 2017 Pathfinder and check out prices now, in the FULL REVIEW HERE.

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