A Brief Overview of the New 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, Perth Car Buyer Information
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has been out for a while now, and it can be useful to get a fresh perspective without the release hype. The Pathfinder is a comfortable and refined seven seater SUV that has bags of space and equipment. There is an excellent petrol V6 powerplant that was significantly improved in March 2017 and a hybrid that delivers excellent fuel consumption in an urban setting. The Pathfinder is available in front-wheel drive, and all wheel drive variants and automatic braking are also on offer. Intrigued? Let’s take a slightly more detailed look at the Nissan Pathfinder series.
The Basic Details:
The Pathfinder is available as a five door wagon only, with front or all wheel drive. This series is classed as a large SUV, but it has been praised for its competitive price point and overall value for money. There are a number of useful standard features, such as: rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, cruise control, a DVD player, USB and AUX ports, Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, a six speaker stereo system, voice controls, an 8” touchscreen, three zone air conditioning, a powered adjustable driving seat, a leather wrapped height and reach adjustable steering wheel, seven seats, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, a tyre pressure monitoring system, smart key entry, electronic stability control, six airbags and a three year or 100,000 km warranty.
Under the Hybrids Bonnet:
The most fuel efficient Pathfinder variant is the petrol/electric hybrid. This combines a 2.5 litre four cylinder supercharged petrol engine with an electric motor. Although the hybrid is more expensive than the pure petrol engine models, the fuel economy might be to attractive for some buyers. The Pathfinder hybrid clocked in at 8.4 litres/100 km combined in an official test, which is very impressive for a large seven seater SUV. However, the hybrid does cost more to service, as the service intervals are six months or 7,000km when compared to the petrol models twelve months or 10,000km. The V6 petrol engine models also consumes approximately 20% more fuel, but it can tow 2,700kg compared to the 1,650kg towing limit on the hybrid. As you can see, there are pros and cons to choosing between the hybrid and the petrol powerplant. For those sitting on the fence, the diesel variant can offer some of the benefits of both.
If they are seeking out a Nissan Pathfinder diesel for sale, Perth car buyers should contact us here at Maddington Nissan. We have an impressive stock of both new and used cars available, including the Nissan Pathfinder for sale in Perth. We invite you to join us for a test drive, try the Pathfinder for yourself and experience the Nissan driving experience. If you need help with vehicle financing, our rates are competitive, and we tailor the repayments to suit your lifestyle. Our sales advisors, are looking forward to answering any remaining questions that you may have.