Pathfinder, one of Nissan’s best known and most popular nameplates in its nearly 60-year history in the United States, is reborn for the 2017 model year with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced offering of safety and technology features.
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).
Nissan today took over Dallas’ popular Klyde Warren Park to announce a major sponsorship agreement with the city – along with the debut of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, which goes on sale at Nissan dealerships nationwide this fall. The reveal of the new Pathfinder took place inside a pop-up “#FindYourNewPath” urban maze. In attendance during the event were Dallas city and Parks and Recreation officials.
“The new Nissan Pathfinder takes the iconic nameplate to an even higher level of performance, technology and style,” said José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Pathfinder is the perfect vehicle for connecting urban and off-road adventures, just as the Klyde Warren Park is a connection between Downtown and Uptown Dallas.”