2017 Nissan Pathfinder Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on October 28, 2016 8:48 AM

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.

Driving It

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."

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.

Big Decisions

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.