2022 Nissan Pathfinder for Sale in Warwick, RI
The rugged and capable Nissan Pathfinder has undergone a complete redesign for model year 2022. This three-row SUV gets a brand new exterior look and a host of new features that are sure to make this already stellar vehicle more appealing. It will be sold in four trim levels – S, SV, SL, and Platinum – with optional equipment packages offered for the two middle trims. While full details have yet to be released by Nissan, we’ll share what we know ahead of its official on-sale date.
New Mechanical Components
Under the hood of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a brawny 3.5-liter V6 engine (284 hp and 259 lb.-ft. of torque) paired up with an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission designed for smoother and swifter acceleration. Nissan’s latest Intelligent 4WD system gets a 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector with settings for Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut, and Tow. Nissan is pleased to acknowledge that the all-new Pathfinder has a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds.
Confident New Look
The ’22 Pathfinder’s appearance reinforces its toughness thanks to its confident-looking front end, sturdy stance, and beefy tires. While some elements of this new generation are modern-day Nissan all the way (the sleek V-motion grille, C-shaped headlights, and “floating” roofline, for example), some features are a nod to the original Pathfinder of 1980s, such as the black blister fenders. The revamped Pathfinder’s lights are definitely current, though: it gets standard LED headlights and slim-line daytime running lights and LED taillights. A modern two-tone paint scheme also makes its debut.
The 2022 Pathfinder’s cabin is sophisticated, spacious, and modern. Some of its most captivating available technology updates will be a 12.3-inch digital dashboard, a 10.8-inch head-up display with turn-by-turn navigation, and an infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen. The new electronic shifter and “bridge” front center console create plenty of extra storage space, and the cabin is exceptionally quiet thanks to the acoustic laminated windshield, thicker windows in the second row, and additional body insulation to reduce road and engine noise.
Those who tend to use all three rows of seating will notice improved versatility in the all-new Pathfinder, starting with the available second-row captain’s chairs and their easily removed center console. The eight-passenger configuration with the second-row bench seat makes third-row access simple with its EZ Slide function, even if child seats are installed. Buyers will be able to add a panoramic moonroof, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated/ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and heated rear outboard seats.
Safety and Technology
As part of the redesign process, Nissan’s R&D team asked drivers what connectivity features mattered most to them. One result of this important survey is that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard. More advanced features will be available either as options or as standard fare on higher trim levels. Some examples are onboard Wi-Fi, a wireless smartphone charge pad, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a top-end 13-speaker Bose audio system, door-to-door navigation, and an improved surround-view camera system with wider viewing angles. The SV and SL will be eligible for Nissan ProPilot Assist for the first time ever. This driving-assist technology can make long drives less stressful and more enjoyable while enhancing safety.
Meanwhile, the Platinum trim will get ProPilot Assist with Navi-link, a semi-autonomous driving system that made its debut last year in the redesigned 2021 Rogue and will be a fixture in other upcoming Nissans. This state-of-the-art feature “sees” upcoming curves, junctions, and exits and automatically slow down for them. Every 2022 Pathfinder will also get Nissan Safety Shield 360, which contains automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking. Class-exclusive intelligent forward collision warning, intelligent driver alertness, and rear door alert will also be standard, while blind-spot intervention, intelligent lane intervention, and traffic sign recognition will be optional.