2017 Nissan Pathfinder

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2017

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Nissan Pathfinder after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 3rd row seats
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's navigation system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • How the interior materials feel
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 20


26 - 27




1 speed, CVT w/OD


Regular Unleaded V-6


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Where to next? The destinations are endless and the Nissan Pathfinder is your base camp. With its increased power greater towing capability and new confidence-inspiring suspension your next journey just got a lot more exciting. Choose from four models: the S SV SL and the top of the line Platinum. All four come equipped for adventure with standard features like NissanConnect three-zone climate control a steel roof rack and a 284-horsepower V-6. With three rows of seats the Pathfinder has room for seven comfortable passengers—and a puppy! Opt for the Tri-Zone Entertainment system and the kids can watch cartoons while the grown-ups browse Facebook. And get ready to go farther because Pathfinder gets 27 miles per gallon on the highway. And with All-Mode 4x4-i intuitive four-wheel-drive getting snowed in is no longer an excuse. Bring confidence along for the ride—Nissan’s Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies are like having a super-aware co-pilot. Available in a wide range of color and interior trim combinations you can build a Pathfinder to compliment any style. So hit the road—or what they call a road—in a Nissan Pathfinder.
Destinations are great but who says getting there can’t be just as fun? The Nissan Pathfinder offers best-in-class passenger room as well as a gliding second row seat that makes third-row access easier. And the third-row seat reclines—a class exclusive. Let in the sky. The available Dual Panoramic Moonroof stretches over all 3 rows of seats. An available Tri-Zone Entertainment System means you can bring along your movies video games and more. It even has wireless headphones so everyone stays happy on the road. What happens when you get there is up to you.
Your Nissan Pathfinder is always looking for trouble with standard monitoring features like Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind-Spot Warning. Add Forward Emergency Braking and you’re protected by the complete Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield. And if the worst happens Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System and Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones led the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to give the Pathfinder a 5-star rating. Nissan Pathfinder. Go ahead and bring confidence along for the ride.
With the Nissan Pathfinder muscle comes standard—its V-6 makes 284 horsepower and can tow a class-leading 6 000 pounds. Heading for rough terrain? Not a problem with Nissan’s All-Mode 4x4-i intuitive four-wheel drive. Select two-wheel drive four-wheel-drive or Auto for unique traction when you need it. Pathfinder’s Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission doesn’t have any gears. That means more efficiency and smoother handling—and when you feel the need for speed well all you have to do is push the pedal to the … plushly carpeted metal.

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