New face pending
NISSAN’S updated Pathfinder – due here in the first half of 2017 – should address many of the problems of this fourth-generation model, starting with the steering. An 11-percent-quicker rack and “improved cornering feel” will combine with an extensively revised suspension tune (firmer spring and damper rates, new rebound springs in the front struts) to hopefully lessen the vague sogginess that makes the current monocoque Pathfinder feel like it still has a separate chassis. Fresh front styling gives the MY17 model a much sharper look, and it’ll also boast up-to-date driverassistance and multimedia tech. But the confusing, button-heavy control layout will remain unchanged.