Nissan dives into the future of the SUV segment with the own new redesign of the Nissan Pathfinder. Originally released in 1986 coming the vehicle has gone through quite the series and facelifts, remodels, and all-around evolution. With an all-new look, new advances in technology, and outstanding capability, the future of the Pathfinder has come into focus. Residents of the Bay Area Including San Jose, Fremont, Sunnyvale, Hayward, and more, will soon have access to the newest Pathfinder which is coming to dealerships this summer.
The 2022 Pathfinder seeing a total redesign resulting in an SUV that is taller, wider, and longer than its predecessors even though it operates on the same wheelbase as last year. The front grill demonstrates some added bulk with a more aggressive appearance, with revamped headlights and fog lights to match. The profile has certainly been raised compared to last year’s model with its commanding presence and larger body.
The inside has been redone from the ground up. Nissan adds in a middle seat belt to the third row creating a maximum capacity for a total of 8 instead of last year’s 7. Multiple seating configurations allow for a ton of cargo room, and optional 2nd row captain’s chairs have their own removable center console. The 2nd row also features their own range of USB ports and an available 120 Volt power outlet.
The center console for the newest Pathfinder has been rearranged and cleaned up with the more all digital aesthetic. An available 9-inch touchscreen has been oriented higher in order to be closer to eye level with the driver, decreasing the need to take eyes off the road. Connect your smartphone and take advantage of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay allowing easy access to your favorite features from your phone. An all-digital MID screen is housed behind the steering wheel and features an additional heads-up display showcasing your speed, turn-by-turn navigation, and more.
The Pathfinder utilizes the latest version of Nissan ProPilot assist, their assistive safety suite. This features elements such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and more. An upgraded version can be found on higher trims which communicates with your navigation system to help predict driving conditions on your route.
The most notable features of the newest Pathfinder are found under the hood. The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 powerhouse, supplying 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the vehicle also has 6000 pounds of towing capacity, a new high among the entire class. The Pathfinder features a new 9-speed transmission that allows for more control and better efficiency no matter the road condition.
Readily available with the 2022 Pathfinder is a driving mode selection option. At the touch of a button, you can control your drive by selecting one of seven driving modes depending on the terrain. This also includes a separate towing mode for when you're handling those large loads.