Nissan introduced the 2022 Pathfinder in February 2021 at the same time as the Frontier, and it showed a new design language plus a ton of high-tech features.
After thirty-five years on the market, the Pathfinder gathered all the information required to make a stand in its class and tried to be more convincing than anyone else. But every silver lining has its clouds, and that was the engine option. It was a good one, but only one.
From the outside, the Pathfinder was a mix between the rugged look of the Frontier and the soapy one from the Murano. Its front side featured a deep chromed rim for the black, massive grille. The headlights featured two LED daytime running lights and narrow headlamps. At the bottom of the front, wrapped-around bumper, the carmaker installed a metallic shield. From its sides, the designers induced the idea of a floating roof thanks to the black B- and D-pillars, while the C-pillar featured a black upper side.
Inside, the Pathfinder provided room for up to seven passengers. The second and third rows were folding so the vehicle could carry a 4x8 ft plywood. Even though Nissan emphasized that the car didn’t forget its utility values, it focused on comfort features. At the front, a new digital dashboard with a 12.3” touch-screen display for the infotainment system welcomed its passengers. The driver enjoyed the 10.8” display for the instrument cluster, and everyone else enjoyed the comfortable ride.
Pathfinder 4WD drive models featured Nissan’s all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. The 4WD system provided direct coupling, which allowed torque transfer directly on the clutch pack using oil pressure, allowing for confident, immediate take-off in low-traction situations. But Nissan considered installing only one engine option.