Buyers get a new look and extra equipment for a starting price just $310 more than last year.

Nissan gave the 2017 Pathfinder a thorough refresh, and as our review pointed out “the improvements are indeed noticeable.” Now, the company is finally telling us what those upgrades cost, and its not too bad. The refreshed Pathfinder starts at $30,890 (after $900 for destination, versus a base price of $30,680 last year. They start arriving at dealers this week.

All 2017 Pathfinders benefit from an updated styling with sharper lines. The 3.5-liter V6 now has direct injection that increases the output to 284 horsepower (212 kilowatts) and 259 pound-feet (351 Newton-meters) of torque – gains of 24 hp (18 kW) and 19 lb-ft (26 Nm). The only available gearbox is a CVT, and fuel economy remains at 20 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined for front-wheel-drive models. Nissan also retunes the suspension and steering.

The base S trim gets standard features like an 8-inch infotainment system and tri-zone automatic climate control. Upgrading to all-wheel drive takes the price to $32,580.

Upgrading to the SV model adds an eight-way power driver's seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and fog lights. Prices start at $33,580 with front-wheel drive or $35,270 with all-wheel drive.

The SL is $36,600 with front-wheel drive and $38,290 with all-wheel drive. The extra money gets buyers amenities like leather seats for the first two rows, a motion-activated rear hatch, and Nissan’s Around View Monitor camera system.

At the top of the range, there’s the Platinum trim starting at $42,770 or $44,460 for front- or all-wheel drive respectively. These vehicles get 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, navigation, a Bose 13-speaker stereo, wood-grain trim, panoramic moonroof, and driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control.

Source: Nissan

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