2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2013-2016: Facelift changes photo comparison

For the 2017 model year the R52 (fourth-generation) Nissan Pathfinder has been given a big makeover. See the differences in this side-by-side comparison.

R52 Nissan Pathfinder facelift - front, red2017 F/L
2013 Nissan Pathfinder - front, sand dune2013-16
The 2017 model year facelift for the Nissan Pathfinder includes a new front-end design and changes under the hood.
R52 Nissan Pathfinder facelift - side, blue2017 F/L
2014 R52 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid - side2013-16
The side profile doesn't change much. It's still obviously the R52 (fourth-generation) Pathfinder that's based on the same D Platform as the Altima, and can seat up to seven people across three rows. 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, and 20-inch rims are available on top-end models.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder2017 F/L
2013 Nissan Pathfinder2013-16
Changes are the rear include new almost-all red tail-lights, and a new bumper with no chrome and a diffuser-style element at the bottom.
R52 Nissan Pathfinder facelift - new headlamp2017 F/L
2013 Nissan Pathfinder2013-16
At the front there's new headlights with boomerang-style LED driving lights, a new V-motion grille, a squarer bumper treatment, and a new a hood. These changes help to reduce the coefficient of drag from 0.34 to 0.324.
R52 Nissan Pathfinder facelift - new nose2017 F/L
2013 Nissan Pathfinder2013-16
The 2017 Pathfinder facelift has an interpretation of the company's V-motion grille, and dials down on the use of chrome quite significantly. Behind this, there's a new direct-injection 3.5-litre V6 with 212kW (284hp) and 351Nm (259 lb-ft).
2017 Nissan Pathfinder2017 F/L
2014 R52 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid - interior2013-16
The interior of the Pathfinder doesn't change quite as dramatically as the front of the car. There's a standard multi-function display between the speedometer and tachometer that can display infotainment and driver assistance info. An 8-inch touchscreen is now standard.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder2017 F/L
2014 R52 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid - rear2013-16
The Pathfinder Hybrid on the right disappeared well before the 2017 facelift appeared. There is new technology in the form of automatic emergency braking, intelligent cruise control, and a surround view camera system with moving object detection.
R52 Nissan Pathfinder facelift2017 F/L
2014 R52 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid2013-16
Also new is a tailgate with a motion sensor under the bumper. Wave your foot underneath and the tailgate can be opened hands-free.

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2013-2016: Facelift changes photo comparison