Chicago Area - 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL

2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL

Chicago Area - 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL

For Nissan Pathfinder specials to Chicago, or a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL near Chicago IL, contact Woodfield Nissan, which is dedicated to serving the Chicago area. Within the past three decades, the Nissan Pathfinder has gradually but steadily evolved from a compact SUV into a midsize crossover. The 2017 model year—part of the vehicle’s fourth generation—gets some updates to keep it fresh, deep into its current production cycle. What remains the same are the four trims, among which is the SL. Placed immediately below the top-tier Platinum, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL is a cool bargain for you if you need a luxury-oriented and tech-loaded variant of the crossover SUV.

Interior

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL is a leather-trimmed three-row vehicle that seats up to seven occupants; passenger volume is measured at 157.8 cubic feet. The second and third rows in particular comprise the EZ Flex system, so named because the two captain’s seats in the former and bench-style seatback in the latter can slide and are foldable. Because of this ability, you can expand the luggage space to 79.8 cubic feet. At the first row, the driver’s seat comes with 8-way power adjustability, power lumbar support, and a position memory system; and the front passenger seat has 4-way power adjustability. Both the first and second row can be heated, which is appreciated when the weather begins to get cold. For infotainment, the Pathfinder SL has a six-speaker audio system, which includes AM/FM radio, a single-disc CD player with MP3 and WMA playback capability, SiriusXM® satellite radio, an 8-inch color touchscreen monitor for displaying audio information, HD Radio™, two USB ports for charging mobile devices, Bluetooth® technology for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, and auxiliary audio and RCA video jacks. For additional comfort and convenience, the Pathfinder SL comes with cruise control, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, tri-zone automatic climate control, an Around View® camera for a multi-view perspective, push-button engine ignition, remote engine start, a smart key system, HomeLink® for remote-controlling garage doors, a 5-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display screen to complement the instrument cluster information, and NissanConnect™ to centralize various functions in a single dash-mounted system.

Exterior

Baked into the front fascia of the 2017 Pathfinder SL are a pair of LED smart auto headlights, which turn on or off to adjust to the amount of outdoor light. They also automatically shut down when you turn off the engine. Also at the front fascia are a pair of fog lights for more penetrable lighting, which can be crucial when you’re driving into a fog or in deep darkness. Roof rails are on top of the vehicle for expanding cargo space. Clinging to the front doors are dual power heated outside mirrors, which can be controlled by the position memory system, have a reverse tilt-down feature, and include LED turn-signal indicators. At the back, the trunk is fitted with a hands-free, motion-activated liftgate. The SL rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels, which are fitted with all-season tires.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL

Mechanical

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL has a four-wheel independent suspension that consists of a MacPherson strut design at the front and a multi-link design at the back. A pair of stabilizer bars and Dual Flow Path® shock absorbers keep the vehicle stable and absorb turbulence when you ride on rough terrain. Electronic hydraulic power-assisted speed-sensitive steering keeps handling and cornering sharp and precise.

Powertrain

For 2017, the Pathfinder SL got a brand-new 3.5-liter V6 called VQ35DD. It replaced the renowned VQ35DE, which has been installed on several Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. The new engine generates 284 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 259 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM. Due to the increased output—24 more horsepower and 19 more lb-ft of torque—the Pathfinder SL can tow up to 6,000 lbs. The VQ35DD is hitched to the Xtronic® CVT, a continuously variable transmission that conserves energy and makes driving smoother due to the lack of gear shifting. Although the standard drivetrain on the Pathfinder is front-wheel drive (FWD), you can get the all-mode 4x4-I all-wheel drive (AWD) system, which not only improves traction and performance on any driving surface, but also gives you the choice of switching back to FWD if you want more fuel efficiency.

Safety

The new Pathfinder SL’s airbag system incorporates dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and a pair of roof-mounted side airbags that flank all rows. Also on the vehicle are electronic vehicle stability for keeping you in absolute control of what direction you’re going, traction control to keep away skidding, hill start assist for preventing the SUV from rolling down when driving from a parked position on a hill, and a rear sonar system to complement the Around View® monitor for parking assistance. The all-wheel anti-lock disc brakes on the SL comes with electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of stopping force and brake assist for additional stopping power when necessary. If you go with the AWD system, hill descent control—which allows you to smoothly go down a hill in rough terrain without needing to touch the brake pedal—is added on the SUV. Advanced safety features on the SL consist of forward emergency braking, moving object detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert systems. Want to take the 2017 Pathfinder SL for a spin or two? Contact Woodfield Nissan for Nissan Pathfinder specials to Chicago. With years of serving the Chicago area, Woodfield Nissan is the ideal place to get a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL near Chicago IL. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our sales professionals.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL

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