The fully-redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder brings a new level of performance, comfort, and technology to this popular three-row midsize SUV. With more seating, more cargo space, and an upgraded powertrain, the new Pathfinder better fills the niche between the two-row Nissan Murano and the full-size Nissan Armada. And the updated exterior and interior styling makes this vehicle as good-looking as it is capable. If you are looking for an SUV that can fit the whole family, pull a trailer, and handle off-road adventures but do not want a massive fuel-hungry machine, then the 2022 Pathfinder is one of the best options on the market.
The redesigned Pathfinder excels as a family vehicle, offering comfortable seating and plenty of modern amenities in an easy to drive and efficient package. It also boasts one of the most comprehensive suites of standard safety technologies that you will find, with Nissan Safety Shield 360 protecting you from unexpected dangers no matter what trim and packages you choose. Add in the available Intelligent 4x4 system with all-new terrain and drive modes, and you can face down bad weather and back roads with confidence. Inside and out, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is an incredible option for drivers who need reliable and rugged performance as well as comfort.
MSRP: $35,000 Est
Towing: 6,000 lbs
Horsepower: 284 hp
While a beautiful exterior is nice to look at and a powerful engine will earn you bragging rights, the interior of a vehicle is where you spend your time. That is why Nissan has gone above and beyond to give the 2022 Pathfinder an interior that will keep you and your passengers comfortable through your daily commutes and long road trips alike. With a plethora of luxury features, modern infotainment technology, all-new seating arrangements, the redesigned Pathfinder is the embodiment of what a midsize SUV can offer.
The largest interior change for the 2022 model year is the addition of an eighth seat. The outgoing 2020 Pathfinder came with two front-row bucket seats, a three-person second-row bench, and a two-person third-row bench for a total of seven seats. However, the new Pathfinder comes standard with a three-person third-row bench, giving you the extra space you need to squeeze in an additional family member or friend. The bump up to eight seats has made the midsize Pathfinder a real alternative to larger and more expensive full-size SUVs, allowing you to save money upfront and in gas bills without settling for a less capable vehicle.
However, not every driver needs to be able to fit eight passengers in a midsize SUV. In fact, many drivers opt for a larger vehicle so that a smaller number of passengers can ride in greater comfort. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder accommodates this segment with the all-new option of second-row captain's chairs. Rarely seen outside of full-size SUVs and minivans, second-row captain's chairs provide far greater comfort for your back seat passengers than the traditional bench seats. With this option selected, total seating drops back down to seven, but your passengers will ride in style with personal armrests and a removable second-row center console for their drinks and belongings.
The interior of the 2022 Pathfinder is filled with luxury and convenience features designed to improve the driving experience for the driver and passengers. From the Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System to the Panoramic Moonroof, you can outfit your vehicle with all the features you need to keep everyone comfortable all the time. The vehicle even includes under-floor storage, allowing you to keep everything you and your passengers need out of the way. Nissan thought of everything when redesigning its midsize SUV for modern drivers.
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder takes the stage with updated exterior styling that gives off a confident and capable aura. With sharp creases and smooth curves accentuated by a variety of eye-catching two-tone color options for a floating roof effect, the new design has plenty of curb appeal without appearing flashy or ostentatious. However, the redesigned Pathfinder has plenty of substance behind its style. From its powerful drivetrain to its large cargo space, every element of Nissan’s latest midsize SUV is designed with purpose in mind.
With a rock-solid Nissan V6 engine coupled to a brand-new nine-speed automatic transmission, the 2022 Pathfinder has better performance than the outgoing model. Altogether, this standard setup produces 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque, giving the vehicle the muscle it needs to power through any environment. If you need to pull a trailer, don’t worry––the Pathfinder provides a best-in-class max tow rating of 6,000 pounds if you opt for the factory trailering package. That is just another way that this capable midsize model competes with full-size SUVs.
If you need top-of-the-line 4x4 performance to handle harsh weather conditions, then the 2022 Pathfinder has you covered. If you choose to upgrade from the efficient front-wheel drive setup to the more capable 4x4 drivetrain, you will also get seven drive modes that optimize the vehicle for different types of driving. This feature is brand-new for 2022 and includes modes for towing, economy, performance, snow, dirt, and sand. Simply select the mode you need using the dial on the dash, and your vehicle will adapt to the task at hand.
While the 6,000-pound towing capacity will allow you to transport virtually anything, often, you will not want to bother with the hassle of a trailer. In that case, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers an exceptional 80.5 cubic feet of interior cargo space when you fold down the second and third rows of seats. Whether you are hauling furniture, hardware supplies, or anything else, the Pathfinder has the space. If you need to transport cargo and passengers at the same time, you can still enjoy 45 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seats and 16.6 cubic feet when all three rows are occupied. This gives you the flexibility to reconfigure the vehicle as you run errands and live your life.
The 2022 Pathfinder is a thoroughly modern vehicle filled with the latest technology that Nissan offers. From infotainment and connectivity to advanced driver assist systems, this redesigned midsize SUV enhances the driving experience through the use of cutting edge features. Sliding behind the wheel, the first thing you notice may be the available 12.3-inch digital dashboard that replaces the traditional analog instrument cluster. Formerly only found on high-end luxury vehicles, this feature presents vital information in a more intuitive and detailed manner. It can even be supplemented with a head-up display that projects the most important information directly onto the windshield so that you never need to take your eyes off the road.
The new Pathfinder offers a large 9-inch central touchscreen that serves as the hub for all your entertainment. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for seamless smartphone integration, putting all of your favorite apps at your fingertips wherever you go. From streaming music and listening to audiobooks to having access to your favorite navigation software, the Nissan infotainment system does it all in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. And with the available Bose Premium Audio System, you can enjoy your favorite entertainment with unbelievably high-quality sound.
Every trim of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360. This suite of six sophisticated driver-assist technologies will keep you safe on the road without having to pay more for a higher trim or optional packages. From Automatic Emergency Braking to High Beam Assist, the Pathfinder is ready for anything––it even includes systems like Rear Automatic Braking and Blind Spot Warning that most manufacturers reserve for the higher trims of their vehicles.