2017 Nissan Pathfinder Buyer's Guide
Comfortable, Accommodating and Enhanced for 2017
Freshly updated for 2017 with revised styling inside and out, more power and new in-cabin tech, the Nissan Pathfinder remains a compelling entry in the popular 3-row midsize SUV segment. Strengths include its comfortable, quiet highway ride, well-appointed interior and one of the most adult-friendly third-row seats in the category. Capacity-minded shoppers should keep in mind, however, that Pathfinder seating tops out at seven, while Pilot, Highlander and Traverse offer room for up to eight people, thanks to 3-position third-row seats. For most buyers the difference is immaterial, and it hasn't stopped the Nissan Pathfinder from being named to our annual list of Best Family Cars four years in a row.
From our full review of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder: "If you want a 3-row SUV that focuses more on refinement and sedan-like handling, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder deserves a spot at the top of your shopping list. Thanks to its unit body, the 7-passenger Pathfinder can accommodate a modern suspension that returns a smooth ride."
Compare and Contrast
We recently pitted the Pathfinder against some of the heaviest hitters in the segment, taking six midsize SUVs on a lengthy journey through deserts and mountains, over winding roads and highways. See how all of these new and recently updated models fared in our Midsize SUV comparison.
Build and Price
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder starts at just under $31,000 and tops out at about $46,000. But those are sticker prices. Build and price your own Pathfinder to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
With such a range of styles and prices, there is a seemingly endless list of potential competitors for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. Don't make a move without taking a look at KBB's Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide.