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Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Though it may be known for its outstanding comfort and connectivity, the Nissan Pathfinder is still a rugged SUV that’s capable of tackling your toughest loads. Thanks to its impressive engine, the Pathfinder offers a towing capacity that outperforms the rest of the midsize SUV class.

Randolph, Brockton, and Stoughton drivers can discover more about the Nissan Pathfinder towing capacity with our in-depth review.

How Much Can the Nissan Pathfinder Tow?

Properly equipped, the Pathfinder can achieve a 6,000-pound towing capacity.1 This capability will enable you to easily tow small campers, boats, or a trailer full of ATVs without concern for coming close to the maximum towing line.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder TowingThe crossover body style, as opposed to a truck-like frame, also gives the Pathfinder pleasant road manners that make towing a dream. Stability and handling are excellent, and body roll is minimal, providing extra confidence and stability with a trailer in tow.

The Nissan SUV is equipped with a powerful V6 engine that produces 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. It pairs to a continuously variable transmission, which pulls all the power and thrust from this engine to adjust its output to the application, whether it’s towing a trailer or passing on a congested highway.

Towing Safety Features

The Pathfinder can also be equipped with many advanced safety features, which provide additional benefits while towing a trailer. Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking, standard for all models, monitors the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead, giving you an alert if you’re following too closely. If you don’t respond quickly enough, this system will gently apply the brakes to avoid a collision. These features are helpful under normal driving conditions, but because a vehicle with a trailer in tow is carrying more weight and requires more distance to stop, having the added security of this distance monitoring and collision mitigation is vital.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder SafetyBlind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available, which add to your visibility on the sides of your vehicle and the attached trailer. Having full visibility while towing is challenging, so this feature gives you better awareness, especially when paired with the optional surround-view camera.

Intelligent Cruise Control, which adjusts your cruising speed to maintain a safe follow distance, has similar benefits to having Forward Collision Warning. Rear parking sensors help with backing up and maneuvering in tight places as well. Both these features are optional upgrades.

Experience the Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity in Person

The Pathfinder is remarkably well-equipped, spacious, comfortable, and connected, but those in search of rugged capability will enjoy its outstanding towing capacity. With all these advantages, it’s no surprise that the Pathfinder outperforms most of the class.

Drivers in Stoughton, Brockton, and Randolph can visit Nissan 24 to experience the Nissan Pathfinder towing capacity firsthand. Call or come visit our dealership today to schedule your test drive!

1 Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.

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