The changes for the new model year begin with its new 3.5-liter V6, which utilizes more than 56 percent new or new-to-Pathfinder engine parts and components – including combustion chamber design, pistons, intake manifold, e-VTC and new Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) system. Horsepower for the new V6 engine increases to 284 hp (from the previous 260 hp) and torque is now rated at 259 lb-ft (up from 240 lb-ft). Maximum towing capacity has increased by 1,000 pounds to a best-in-class* 6,000 pounds (when properly equipped).
Another significant addition for 2017 is the available Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory, which is standard on SL and Platinum grades. A simple wave of the foot under the center of the tailgate activates the power opening function.
Pathfinder's stylish, adventure-ready interior includes comfortable seating for seven, enhanced user friendliness and updated connectivity features. For 2017, Pathfinder adopts new-generation information technology. The standard Advanced Drive-AssistÔ Display (ADAD), located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features additional infotainment and driver assistance displays (versus the 2016 Pathfinder design).
The standard 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of a variety of driver-selectable vehicle systems and settings – including the available NissanConnectSM Navigation, which includes Voice Recognition for navigation, including one-shot voice destination entry, and SiriusXM® Traffic® with three years of service included**. Also available are NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®** which features automatic collision notification, emergency call, stolen vehicle locator, customizable alerts, remote engine start/stop through companion app***, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts.
Available advanced Driver Assistance technology includes new Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC). For 2017, Moving Object Detection has been added to the available Around View® Monitor (AVM). Also offered are Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).