The Nissan Pathfinder Rocks the Family Ride

March 14th, 2017 by

2017 nissan pathfinder

It’s official! The Nissan Pathfinder awards just keep coming. The latest is Kelley Blue Book’s’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2017. It’s actually the fourth year in a row the Pathfinder has received this honor, and with its awesome new redesign and family-friendly functionality, it’s probably not going anywhere anytime soon. 

Making the Cut

Making it onto the 12 Best Family Cars list is no easy feat. Each year, the Kelley Blue Book editorial staff evaluates and selects the vehicles that “best meet the needs of today’s families.” They take a hard look at several important categories, like safety, value, brand reputation, performance, comfort and convenience, cargo capabilities, and child seat functionality. The testing process includes parents and children, plus two weeks of testing in daily driving routines, so the staff gets a true picture of how these vehicles perform.

Pathfinder’s Performance

The Pathfinder has been exceptional from day one, and with its impressive new redesign, it’s sporting even more reasons for families to love it. This SUV is roomy, comfortable and ergonomically sound when it comes to everything families need. And the spacious three rows and versatile storage space are bolstered by a bold, updated exterior design. New driver assist features are also available, making it even more compelling when it comes to safety and security.

In the child car seat category, the Pathfinder earns high marks for its EZ Flex Seating System with LATCH AND GLIDE™, which comes standard on every Pathfinder. This feature lets a child’s seat stay in place when the second row seat is moved forward for access to the third row. Think about how many times families get in and out of the car. A seamless solution like this goes a long way.

Another aspect of this design overhaul is the addition of a 3.5L Direct Injection Gasoline V6 engine. This improvement generates 284 hp and allows for a best-in-class 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity with the proper equipment. It also provides a fantastic EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway fuel economy.

The Award-Winning Pathfinder

All Nissan Pathfinder awards are well-earned, and the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 makes us especially proud. Test drive the wonderful Pathfinder, and see all of the family-oriented benefits for yourself. Contact Jeffrey Nissan now to set up an appointment today!

Posted in 2017 Nissan Models