2022 Nissan Pathfinder ALL-NEW from the ground up….
Nissan revealed their all-new 2022 Pathfinder SUV to media this week noting that it has been reinvented from the ground-up to optimize adventure for owners.
Saying that passion runs deep for the rugged iconic Pathfinder, Nissan says they responded to owner’s desire for even more rugged capability with modern comfort, advanced connectivity and safety features in the new Pathfinder.
“Thirty-five years after the launch of the original model, Pathfinder has returned to its rugged roots, loaded with the benefit of everything learned along the way,” said Jared Haslam, vice president, Product and Services Planning, Nissan North America. “Today’s large SUV owners want a vehicle that conveys strength and rugged capability, while using advanced safety and technology features to keep their family safe and comfortable during every-day adventures, and the all-new 2022 Pathfinder is ready to take on those adventures.”
Arriving this summer, let’s take a look at what to expect in the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.
Every inch of the new Pathfinder was carefully designed to convey a sense of strength and capability with a strong front face, wide stance, blister fenders and a shorter front overhang (versus the previous design).
The larger design of the new face of Pathfinder conveys size and strength which, along with larger tires, gives it an authentic, rugged SUV look. Distinctive Nissan signature features are integrated into the new Pathfinder design include the V-motion grille with a three-slot grille, C-shaped headlights and floating roofline.
Standard LED headlights include slim upper Daytime Running Lights, and the C- pillar has a structural SUV look that allows use of two-tone paint – a first for Pathfinder.
Strong “U-shaped” highlights fuse the powerful fender blisters together, providing a tough, muscled look. In the rear, the wide-aspect LED taillights are slimmer than the previous design.
The “boxed out” liftgate sports an oversized, satin chrome PATHFINDER name.
Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Pathfinder runs on newly designed 18- and 20-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels.
Ample Power and Drive Train
Every 2022 Pathfinder is powered by a 284-horsepower 3.5-liter Direct Injection V6 with 259 lb-ft of torque mated to an all-new 9-speed transmission.
Pathfinder 4WD drive models feature Nissan’s all-new Intelligent 4WD with. The 4WD system features direct coupling, which allows torque transfer directly for confident, immediate take-off in low-traction situations.
The 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector features – Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut and Tow modes displayed as a pop-up notification on the meter cluster.
A new dual-pinion electric power steering system is combined with wide, 255/60R18 or 255/50R20 tires provide stable handling with a sporty feel.
Stability is bolstered by Pathfinder’s front strut and rear independent multi-link suspension design with front and rear stabilizer bars and 4-wheel disc brake system
The all-new 2022 Pathfinder features best-in-class available 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity – plenty for towing boats, ATVs, camp tents or trailers.
Trailer Sway Control is standard.
Interior Comfort and Flexibility
The interior of the adventure-ready Pathfinder features refined new materials and a robust, open design in a modern, spacious environment according to Nissan.
A new, available 12.3-inch digital dashboard provides the driver with a variety of easy-to-navigate screen options.
Complementing the digital dashboard is an available 10.8-inch Head-up Display. The Head-Up Display enables the driver to select preferred content such as turn-by-turn directions while staying focused on the road.
An available 9.0-inch color touchscreen center display is placed high on the new simplified, intuitive instrument panel, for easy visibility and accessibility for the driver and front passenger.
Interlocking side vents and door finishers provide a solid structural appearance, and with the use of a new electronic shifter, the new “bridge” front center console allows extra storage space underneath.
Woven cloth, leather- or premium quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed seats are offered in a range of new colors and materials. Brushed bronze metallic accents are among the seven available interior “environments,” while new ambient interior lighting adds an even higher level of ambiance.
Seat flexibility – a critical factor for large SUV buyers – has been improved with standard 8- passenger capacity or, for the first time on Pathfinder, available 2nd row captain’s chairs with a no-tools-required removable center console.
The 2nd row bench seat now offers EZ FLEX one-touch release fold/side with push button activation from both the driver and passenger sides. The 60/40 split folding 3rd row seat provides flexibility for carrying passengers and cargo.
The Pathfinder’s ample cargo area can accommodate a 120-quart cooler or four golf bags with all three-rows up, and even carry 4×8-foot plywood sheets.
Available interior features include a 10-way power driver’s seat, climate controlled front seats, Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with 2nd row climate control, and heated rear seats.
Advanced Technology and Safety
The technology ‘suite’ includes NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on all Pathfinder grade levels.
Also available are NissanConnect with WiFi Hot Spot, a wireless smartphone charging pad, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bose Premium Audio with 13 speakers, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM and Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation.
The Intelligent Around View Monitor, features a higher resolution and wider image viewing angle than the previous model.
The 2022 Pathfinder SV and SL grades offer Nissan’s innovative ProPILOT Assist that combines steering assist and Intelligent Cruise Control to help control acceleration, braking and steering in both heavy traffic and on the open highway.
Pathfinder Platinum grade adds the new ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, which was recently introduced on the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue. By linking ProPILOT Assist with Nissan’s advanced Door-to-Door Navigation System, the navigation map data can proactively reduce speed for upcoming freeway curves or junctions and also help the driver slow for freeway exits.
Every 2022 Pathfinder comes equipped with Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.
Class- exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Rear Door Alert are also standard, while Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Traffic Sign Recognition are available.
The all-new 2022 Pathfinder is offered in 2WD and 4WD and in four well-equipped trim levels – S, SV, SL and Platinum. Two packages – SV Premium and SL Premium – are available.
A total of 14 colors/color combinations are offered, including five new two-tone treatments carefully designed to integrate into the overall design.
New two-tone Scarlet Ember with Super Black Metallic brings a high-energy feel and is similar to the iconic bright red color of the original Pathfinder, while a new Obsidian Green Pearl is a solid dark green with a hint of pearl.
Additional details including performance metrics and pricing will be available closer to the vehicle’s summer 2021 on-sale date.
Your inwheeltime.com team will get that information to you as it becomes available.
Source: Nissan Press Release