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2017 Nissan Pathfinder

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2017-...er-first-look/

More power and tech options with some new styling queues! Maybe I should trade in my new 2015 lol.

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Increased towing capacity, which is nice, but I'm wondering if they even bothered to conduct any customer surveys to find out what people want. The article says they're playing catch-up with Toyota and Honda. Nissan always follows, never leads.

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Wow, it looks almost exactly the same with minimal interior (& useless to me) changes.

One thing they did fix: "Front and rear shock absorbers are stiffer, while spring rates for the rear springs have been increased by 25 percent."

And the multi-tone rims with black paint on the inlets seem to be the new thing across manufacturers. They remind me of mid 90's cheap rims that you would find hanging on the wall at tire places.

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Unveiling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPn58UBGwJk

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Driving footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXUzuuuiurs
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Wow, it looks almost exactly the same with minimal interior (& useless to me) changes.

One thing they did fix: "Front and rear shock absorbers are stiffer, while spring rates for the rear springs have been increased by 25 percent."

And the multi-tone rims with black paint on the inlets seem to be the new thing across manufacturers. They remind me of mid 90's cheap rims that you would find hanging on the wall at tire places.
Just a mid get refresh. My wife wants to trade in for the "no touch" rear door lol. I want the extra 20hp.
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Here's CNET's review of the 2017:

http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/20...an-pathfinder/

Nissan's marketing brochure:

http://www.nissanusa.com/suvs/2017-p...Reveal0712_Int

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I actually don't mind the rims. But the same Jatco CVT but more towing? Yeah, what could possibly go wrong??
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I actually don't mind the rims. But the same Jatco CVT but more towing? Yeah, what could possibly go wrong??
The 2015 CVT isn't exactly the same as the 2013 model and I doubt the 2017 model is the same as the 2015. As soon as the ESM comes out I'll take a look at it.

It's long been my wish that they would raise the power and torque in this thing, to at least be on par with everyone else. But I never suspected they would actually do anything. It's extremely rare for Nissan to raise the hp on a model during it's run while keeping the same basic engine. It's nice they they did this but I still say they should offer a 300+ hp version borrowed from the Maxima.

That being said, it is very noteworthy that this, I believe, is the first (naturally aspirated or perhaps any) VQ35 engine to get direct injection. Not even the Maxima has that.

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And so far, Nissan has proven that all its CVTs are crap. While there seem to be fewer problems with each successive year, the same basic design is in all of them. As for the engine, the removal of the cylinder liners is a disaster in the making - mark my words. The new engine is still subject to what I call Walter's Law of Unintended Innovation (my Dad) "Never buy the first model year of anything".
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The 2015 CVT isn't exactly the same as the 2013 model and I doubt the 2017 model is the same as the 2015. As soon as the ESM comes out I'll take a look at it.

It's long been my wish that they would raise the power and torque in this thing, to at least be on par with everyone else. But I never suspected they would actually do anything. It's extremely rare for Nissan to raise the hp on a model during it's run while keeping the same basic engine. It's nice they they did this but I still say they should offer a 300+ hp version borrowed from the Maxima.

That being said, it is very noteworthy that this, I believe, is the first (naturally aspirated or perhaps any) VQ35 engine to get direct injection. Not even the Maxima has that.
I'm actually pretty impressed with the number of upgrades on what is essentially a mid-cycle refresh. Yeah, the front and back ends are moderately better, but a wholly different powerplant that delivers more horsepower, better towing, but yet the same MPG? Surprising, to say the least. Wish I didn't have to trade in my beloved Hybrid, but I'm not going to play Russian Roulette with a tranny that costs $15k to replace out of warranty. I think I'm with Bushman though, probably going to hold off the first model year until we have a better sense of it's reliability.
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