2017 Nissan Maxima – Release Date, News and Rumors

The redesigned 2017 Nissan Maxima is sporty and upscale and worth a look if you’re searching for a car that’s more exciting than a typical family sedan. It offers plenty of features for the money, hush and well-appointed cabin, and a sporty driving character. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 2nd Q of 2017.

2017 Nissan Maxima side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

Without a doubt, the new model is one of the more dramatic-looking sedans to come out this year. It sits 1.3” lower and is 2.2” longer than the model it is replacing, enabling better aerodynamics and sleeker styling.

2017 Nissan Maxima pearl white, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For starters, the Maxima has always been Nissan’ luxury leader, but a too-similar resume to the Altima and a conservative styling have made it a tough sell for many consumers in recent years. This could change with the debut of the all-new model later on next year. Nissan has made concerted efforts to make it a stand out between the entry-level luxury cars and mainstream family sedans.

2017 Nissan Maxima front aerial view headlights and grille

Overall structural rigidity has improved while the curb weight has reduced slightly, changes that Nissan says contribute to handling and fuel efficiency. The engine department however remains the same in terms of output but suspension upgrades are inevitable.

2017 Nissan Maxima blue color, alloy wheels, headlights

Cabin technology has been improved.  A new touchscreen technology is in place and allows the driver to customize it the way he feels best. Upper trims’ surfaces are stuffed with leather and simulated suede upholstery, which contribute to the Maxima’s sporty and premium feel. In overall, the interior design looks and feels luxurious than before.

2017 Nissan Maxima metallic, side view, taillights, alloy wheels

Like wearing high heels to a daylong party, sacrificing functionality over style has its own detriments. In the quest to achieve a sleek appeal, the Maxima has given up some chunk of its rear seat space. Hopefully, there are some options available in the segment that can offer you a bigger backseat if that’s what you’re after. Spacious sedans include the 2017 Hyundai Azera, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, 2017 Toyota Avalon, and 2017 Kia Cadenza.

2017 Nissan Maxima auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Rear wheel drive competitors include 2017 Hyundai Genesis, the 2017 Chrysler 300, and the luxury branded 2017 Acura TLX. Others include the 2017 BMW 3 Series, and the 2017 Audi A4. But if you’re looking for a fun and sleek-looking family sedan that’s still relatively affordable, we think the 2017 Nissan Maxima is an excellent choice.

Nissan Maxima – Offered Trims

Five trims are available for the five-passenger midsize 2017 Nissan Maxima sedan: Platinum, sporty SR, SL, SV, and base S. the 3.5 connotation before the trim model indicates the engine capacity under the hood.

Interior Review & 2017 Nissan Maxima Exterior Changes

2017 Nissan Maxima interior, leather front and rare seads

Standard accessories and changes available for the Maxima 3.5 S model include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rear 60/40-split folding seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, 18” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen display, a six-disc CD changer, an eight-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, dual USB ports, a navigation system, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, power front seats, foglights, automatic headlights, and keyless entry and ignition.

2017 Nissan Maxima interior, side view, steering wheel, dashboard

The Maxima 3.5 SV steps up with extendable thigh support, rear and front parking sensors, heated exterior mirrors, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Nissan Maxima rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The Maxima 3.5 SL model in addition to what the SV offers, adds an 11-speaker Bose audio system, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, a slew of safety features (blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, automatic braking, lane-departure warning and mitigation, hill assist, and adaptive cruise control), active noise cancellation, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Nissan Maxima red color, side view, exterior, headlights

The Sporty 3.5 SR adds Active Trace Control, a sport-tuned suspension system, 19” wheels, Active Ride Control, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated and heated front seats, premium leather upholstery, and LED headlights.

2017 Nissan Maxima Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Maxima is a 3.5L V6 engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission system. The system then takes up the power – 300 hp and 261 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels.

2017 Nissan Maxima engine

The Maxima SR, according to various test drive, should be able to saunter from 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds – an average time for a sedan in this segment. The Maxima top speed is unknown during the writing of this review, but will be available weeks to its release date.

EPA estimates fuel economy to be 22/30/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, regardless of the trim model.

Price & 2017 Nissan Maxima Release Date

2017 Nissan Maxima Release date

The new 2017 Nissan Maxima should be expected to debut sometime during the 2nd Q of next year. As for the window sticker, the Maxima Sedan is rumored will go for sale for $32,510, and $41,000 for the 2017 Nissan Maxima Nismo.

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New 2017 Nissan Pathfinder – Release Date and Review

With its respectable fuel economy ratings, premium interior design, user-friendly electronics interface, and easy third-row ingress and egress, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is set to be a solid choice for a seven-passenger crossover SUV. However, you might find its competitors better overall. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second half of 2017, probably in September.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder side view-driving, headlights, alloy wheels

For starters, the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is an aging but still a competent option nevertheless. 2013 saw it part ways with its truck-based roots and that marked a more civilized beginning with the Altima-derived, family-friendly unibody underpinnings. The result of this was a well-appointed cabin that stuffed plenty of upscale tidbits and soft-touch materials. However, the Pathfinder has found itself in a very tight spot with several rivals nipping at its heels offering even better details.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder rear view, auto show, taillights, alloy wheels

The Pathfinder’s cabin comes chock full of premium materials and technologies, and the overall build quality is remarkable. A competitive suite of features has been offered as well, and extra ones can ordered via the optional packages offered. Some of the standard features include leather upholstered surfaces, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, interior wood trimmings, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder front and rear view, headlights and taillights

However, there are issues we think Nissan should have addressed better if it’s keen on scaring its bogeys in the segment. Some of its downsides include a modest cargo capacity, lacks advanced safety technologies, and a cramped backseat.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder gun-metallic, side angle, alloy wheels

The truth is that there are more practical, newer, better-driving and refined alternatives in the segment today that make the once-fresh unibody ethos of the Nissan Pathfinder old news. One particular standout is the 2017 Honda Pilot. It is spacious, and well-equipped. Another top pick in the segment and which happens to be our favorite is none other than the perennial leader – Toyota Highlander. You can also give the 2017 Dodge Durango a thought as well.

Offered Trims – Nissan Pathfinder

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum, front view, headlights and grille

Four trims are offered for the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Platinum, SL, SV, and base S model. All these are offered with a standard seating capacity for seven people. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid review is offered separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Review

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Standard accessories and features available as of this writing (of course more are forthcoming as the release date closes in) for  the entry-level S model include a height-adjustable manual six-way driver seat, a 50/50-split reclining third-row seat, automatic tri-zone automatic climate control, 18” alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, a folding 60/40-split second-row seats, and a six-CD changer.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder interior, leather front and back seats, steering wheel

Opting for the Pathfinder SV gets you a rearview auto-dimming mirror, rear parking sensors, a 7” central display, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, foglights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, USB input, an upgraded audio system, an individual tire pressure display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and remote start.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder steering wheel, gear shift knob, daskboard, lcd screen

The Pathfinder SL steps up with chrome exterior trim, an adjustable-height power liftgate, a blind-spot warning system, heated front and second-row seats, a leather upholstery, a power four-way passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot warning system, and driver memory settings.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder front angle, headlights and grille

At the lineup zenith is the platinum trim model which offers ventilated front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, a DVD rear-seat entertainment system, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a navigation system, and a four-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder cargo area

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Specs

Inspiration under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is derived from the 3.5L V6 engine, which comes paired to the Continuously Variable Transmission system. The system then forwards the power generated – 260 hp and 240 lbs. ft. of torque to either the FWD or the AWD.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder engine

According to preliminary reports, the Pathfinder is rumored to hit 60 mph from zero in 8,0 seconds, which puts it in an even ground with the 2017 Dodge Durango SUV. The Pilot, however, trails behind by a remarkable 1.6 seconds.

EPA should be expected at around 27/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the FWD, and 26/19/22 mpg with the AWD system.

Price & 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Release date

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017, at least according to pundits’ reports. As for its window sticker, an MSRP starting from $29,830 shouldn’t come as a surprise. And just like before, it will also be offered on lease terms as well.

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2017 Nissan Frontier Release Date and News

The new 2017 Nissan Frontier offers multiple upgrades and technologies synonymous with modern times. Some of the new features to look forward to in the new model include a stout bed lining and tie-down points, a fun-to-drive nature, a brawny V6 engine, and updated interior controls. Read on for up-to-date news on its price, release date, exterior and interior updates, trims, and engine specs.

2017 Nissan Frontier front view, headlights and grille

For about a decade now, the compact pickup segment was effectively in a stasis with just a tiny fraction of the entire segment coasting year after year with mild changes. That said, most vehicles had become stale, and so too were the rivals. Well, this changed two years ago and Toyota seemed to have mastered the key to succeeding in this segment – constant updates.

2017 Nissan Frontier side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

Interior wise, the new Frontier comes with plenty of soft-touch materials, upscale technologies, and sophisticated designs tantamount to modern times. Anyone upgrading to the new 2017 model will notice the conspicuous differences between it and the previous model which was a heart-breaker to many who owned it. For instance, the interior material quality was lackluster; the cabin noise level, to say the least, was booming; and the controls were antiquated.

Lest would-be buyers think the new 2017 model is faultless, the vehicle also disappoints on several areas including poor handling especially on paved roads, and subpar fuel economy ratings. As such, it would be prudent to check what the competition offers.

2017 Nissan Frontier rear view, taillights and tailpipe, silver color

The closest you can get to the Frontier is either 2017 Chevrolet Colorado or the 2017 GMC Canyon. Whichever you chose you’ll be guaranteed of a diesel engine option. A better alternative which greatly improves the cabin, road manners, and gets a powerful V6 engine would undoubtedly be the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. At the end of the day, you’ll have to weigh your priorities carefully before committing to either of them. It is also judicious to test drive a vehicle before striking that deal.

Trims Available – Nissan Frontier

2017 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X front view, headlights and grille

Two body styles are provided for the 2017 Nissan Frontier: crew cab and extended cab. The latter is also referred to as the King Cab. In addition, five trims are offered: S, SV, Desert Runner, Pro-4X, and the SL trims.

Interior Review & 2017 Nissan Frontier Spy Shots

2017 Nissan Frontier Spy Shots
2017 Nissan Frontier Spy Shots

The S, which comes equipped with in extended cab body style and a manual transmission, offers standard a cloth upholstery, an auxiliary audio jack, a rear privacy glass, 15-inch steel glass, steering wheel audio controls, front bucket seats, a six-speaker sound system, automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, adaptive cruise control, and a CD player. Crew cabs, on the other hand, offer a seven-speaker sound system, a sliding rear window, and 16-inch wheels.

2017 Nissan Frontier side view, exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

The SV trim steps up the stakes with an upgraded cloth upholstery, a 115-V power outlet, a tilt-and telescopic steering wheel, 16” wheels, satellite and HD radio, keyless ignition and entry, a 5” NissanConnect touchscreen interface, power locks/windows/mirrors, smartphone integrated apps, a USB port, a sliding rear window, a media player interface, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

Options available for the SV trim include an automatic dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, foglights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a spray-on beadliner, heated front seats, a sliding bed extender, a Class IV trailer hitch, and an adjustable cargo-tie-downs.

2017 Nissan Frontier rear view, exterior, forged copper color, taillights and alloy wheels

Opting for the Desert Runner gets you an eight-way manual driver seat, special exterior accents, off-road tires, special interior details, an eight-way manual driver seat, high-performance shock absorbers, and foglights.

The off-road-themed Pro-4X tacks in a 5.8” NissanConnect touchscreen display, a locking rear differential, a first aid kit, a navigation system, a 10-speaker Rockford Fostgate audio system, heated front seats, skid plates, specially-tuned shocks, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and satellite radio and voice controls.

2017 Nissan Frontier dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob and lcd screen

The optional Luxury package available for the Pro-4X includes a rear seat center armrest, roof rack, a sunroof, a leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and heated exterior mirrors.

2017 Nissan Frontier interior, front and rear seats

At the acme of the trim level is the SL trim that bundles everything from the Pro-4X Luxury and Pro-4X off-road-oriented packages. In addition to these, the Frontier SL further adds a trailer hitch, a bed extender, 18” alloy wheels, and side steps.

2017 Nissan Frontier trunk, cargo space

2017 Nissan Frontier Engine Specs

Just as before, two engines are offered under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Frontier S and SV trims. The base is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that is mated to a five-speed manual. The power generated – 152 hp and 171 lbs. ft. of toque is then sent to all the wheels. EPA says you should expect 19/23/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined with this engine.

2017 Nissan Frontier engine

A 4.0L V6 engine that is offered as an option for the SV model and standard across the entire extended cab lineup provides 261 hp and 281 lbs. ft. of torque. A time of 8.2 seconds is what you require to get past 60 mph with the Pro-4X crew cab.

When properly equipped, you should expect the vehicle to tow up to 6,500 lbs. for the V6 versions and about 3,500 pounds for the four-cylinder models.

2017 Nissan Frontier Release Date & Price

According to various sources, the new Frontier’s release date should be expected in July 2017 at least for the Canadian market and a bit later elsewhere. A sticker price of about $23,000 should be expected for the Frontier Crew Cab, and $18,290 for the Frontier King Cab.

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