2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Pros: Competitive pricing; user-friendly audio and climate controls; comfortable ride, especially in highway cruising

Cons: Disappointing fuel economy; higher noise levels than many class competitors; 3rd-row seating is sized for kids

CG Says: The Nissan Pathfinder has been significantly updated for 2017 with revised styling, freshened interior, a more powerful engine, and several new features. While the V6 displaces the same 3.5 liters as before, internal modifications and direct fuel injection result in about 10 percent more power, with horsepower rising from 260 to 284. Available new features include automatic emergency braking, surround-view camera with moving-object detection, hands-free liftgate, and adaptive cruise control. Nissan’s 7-passenger midsize SUV offers smooth power and excellent cargo flexibility, along with fine driving manners and a good selection of features at reasonable prices. The Pathfinder’s primary demerit is real-world fuel economy that doesn’t live up to many class competitors.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $29,990
AWD S: $31,680
SV: $32,680
AWD SV: $34,370
SL: $35,700
AWD SL: $37,390
Platinum: $41,870
AWD Platinum: $43,560

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
284
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27