2017 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,804 - $31,997
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
284
Seats
7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,804 - $31,997
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
284
Seats
7

Ranks #16 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.2 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

Now in its 30th year, the Pathfinder becomes more appealing for 2017 with a significant freshening that grants it more power and safety features like automatic emergency braking. As a 3-row midsize SUV, the Pathfinder competes well against the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse, but at seven passengers max it holds one less than those rivals.

 

Nissan Pathfinder Models & Trims

S $21,804 - $25,085*
Horsepower: 284 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SV $22,126 - $25,717*
Horsepower: 284 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Platinum $27,198 - $31,997*
Horsepower: 284 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $24,802 - $28,897*
Horsepower: 284 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.48

146 Reviews

60% 28% 11% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It is rated in the top 10 for safety.

I absolutely love my vehicle, this is my second one. Very comfortable, a lot of legroom, very spacious. Handles awesome in snow, rain, sleet any type of weather. Towing capacity is good 5000 pounds. The stereo system is great, it also has a 6 disc CD player. It has a lot of get up and go. No problems getting up to speed. The only complaint I have is the blind spots on the vehicle, but I think a lot of SUVs have this issue. I would highly recommend this vehicle who is looking for a nice family vehicle.

- April A

Love sensors on mirrors and rear view camera.

My Pathfinder drives well. I do wish it a little more roomy, especially legroom and cargo space. However, for a midsize SUV I suppose it is standard size. I wish I got better gas mileage but it is a 4 wheel drive so that affects mileage. I really like the leather seats. I also love the sensors on mirrors that alert you when passing another vehicle. I also love the rear view camera. One other thing I wish it had is an arm rest. Overall I am happy with my Pathfinder.

- Brenda W

2017 Nissan Pathfinder 3rd Row Seating

I purchased my vehicle back on October of 2017. I needed a 3rd row seat vehicle since my family grew to 6 members altogether. I read reviews online and thought this was a good option and fit within the budget I had. The car itself is nice. The third row though is smaller than it looks. The middle row is alright but the maneuver to access the third row is a bit challenging at times, especially with children.

- Mleissa G

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,804 - $25,085
$22,126 - $25,717

Horsepower

Horsepower
284 hp
284 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DI V6
3.5L DI V6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/65TR18
P235/65TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.2 in.
114.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
38.7 ft.

Width

Width
77.2 in.
77.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4292 - 4432 .lbs
4307 - 4447 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
284 hp
284 hp

Torque

Torque
259 ft. lbs.
259 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
6000 .lbs
6000 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
600 .lbs
600 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings