Nissan on Friday launched the all new 2022 Pathfinder. It’s all new from ground up boasting a bold and large front fascia with a three notch grill loop. New Pathfinders larger tires gives it a rugged SUV look.
All new 2022 Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter Direct Injection V6. The time tested V6 is now tuned to produce 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque. Power is distributed by a new 9-speed transmission for a smooth, refined and stronger acceleration.
Exterior features include V-motion grille with a three-slot grille, C-shaped headlights and floating roofline. LED headlights include slim upper Daytime Running Lights. LED tail lights are slimmer compared to outgoing model. Lift gate has the oversized satin chrome PATHFINDER name on it gives a bold outlook.
New Pathfinder features Nissan’s all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. The 4WD system utilizes direct coupling for low traction situations by allowing torque transfer directly on the clutch pack using oil pressure. Equipped with multiple terrain modes like Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut and Tow.
Stability and confidence 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. Exceptional handling is further improved by a new dual-pinion electric power steering system combined with wide, 255-mm tires.
Towing is another strong feature of new Pathfinder, offering class leading capacity of 6,000-pound enough to pull boats or trailers. Trailer Sway Control is equipped as standard.9.0-inch color touchscreen center display is placed high on the new simplified, intuitive instrument panel, providing easy visibility and accessibility for the driver and front passenger.
Features a 10-way power driver’s seat, climate controlled front seats, Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with second-row climate control, and heated rear seats.
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 and new ambient interior lighting adds an even higher level of ambience.
New Pathfinder has the capacity to accommodate 8 passengers comfortably. Second row seat features a removable centre console and EZ FLEX one-touch release fold/side with push button activation from both the driver and passenger sides. The 60/40 split folding third-row seat provides maximum flexibility for carrying passengers and cargo.
Sound deadening has been improved with the use of acoustic laminated front glass, thicker second-row glass, increased door and floor isolation and with the absorption of engine noise.
2022 Pathfinder SV and SL grades gets Nissan’s innovative ProPILOT Assist, a hands-on, driver-assist technology that reduces the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving and makes long drives on the open highway easier. ProPILOT Assist combines steering assist and Intelligent Cruise Control to help control acceleration, braking and steering in both heavy traffic and on the open highway.
The Pathfinder Platinum grade gets the new ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link – the navigation map data can proactively reduce speed for upcoming freeway curves or junctions and also help the driver slow for freeway exits.
Other safety features include 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. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Rear Door Alert as standard, while Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Traffic Sign Recognition are available. Ten airbags are standard.
2022 Pathfinders are equipped with NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Also features NissanConnect with WiFi Hot Spot, a wireless smartphone charging pad, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bose Premium Audio with 13 speakers, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM 3, Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation4, and Intelligent Around View Monitor5, which features a higher resolution and wider image viewing angle than the previous model.
A total of 14 colors/color combinations are offered. In essence the all new Pathfinder is an adventure ready SUV for the whole family.
- Engine: 3.5 litre V6
- Power: 284 hp
- Torque: 259 lb-ft
- Transmission: 9-speed auto