US: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, complete with updates, kicks off at $30,980 image

The customers are getting a nice upgrade when selecting the 2017 model year Pathfinder, complete with updated design, more standard equipment and a starting price just $310 higher than last year.

Nissan has rolled out the refreshed 2017 Pathfinder and now the Japanese company has decided to share the crucial pricing details – with the new version costing $30,890 (after $900 for destination, versus a base price of $30,680 last year), with first deliveries slated for this week. The 2017 Pathfinder lineup has a new design with updated styling cues and the 3.5-liter V6 now has direct injection for a total output of 284 horsepower (212 kilowatts) and 259 pound-feet (351 Newton-meters) of torque – 24 hp (18 kW) and 19 lb-ft (26 Nm) more than with the 2016 model year.

There’s only one transmission option – a CVT – and the EPA rated fuel economy has remained the same at 0 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined for the 2WD versions. Nissan has also reworked the suspension and steering and the entry-level S trim now packs an 8-inch infotainment system and tri-zone automatic climate control, with an AWD upgrade taking the base price to $32,580. The SV version comes with an eight-way power driver’s seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and fog lights – and will start from $33,580 with front-wheel drive or $35,270 with all-wheel drive. The SL goes from $36,600 with front-wheel drive and $38,290 with all-wheel drive and rewards buyers with things such as leather seats, motion controlled rear hatch, and Nissan’s Around View Monitor camera system. The flagship is the Platinum trim going for $42,770 or $44,460, 2WD and AWD respectively.