The first all-new Nissan Pathfinder in nearly a decade has been officially unveiled today. Featuring a new modern and contemporary design, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder brings a new drivetrain, smarter interior packaging and up-to-date connectivity.
The larger design of the new face Pathfinder conveys size and strength which, along with larger tires in selected trim, gives it an authentic, rugged SUV look. Distinctive Nissan signature features are integrated into the new Pathfinder design, such as the V-motion grille with a three-slot grille incorporated as an homage to the original Pathfinder, C-shaped headlights and floating roofline. Standard LED headlights include slim upper Daytime Running Lights, and the C-pillar features a structural design that allows use of two-tone paint – a first for Pathfinder.
Every 2022 Pathfinder features a 284 horsepower (211 kW) 3.5-litre Direct Injection V6 with 259 lb-ft of torque (351 Nm). The engine is matched with an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission, and drives the front wheels in front-wheel drive models or all four wheels in all-wheel drive variants.
Pathfinder 4WD drive models feature Nissan’s all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. The 4WD system features direct coupling, which allows torque transfer directly on the clutch pack using oil pressure, allowing for confident, immediate take-off in low-traction situations. Mode selection – Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut and Tow – is displayed as a pop-up notification on the meter cluster.
A new dual-pinion electric power steering system combined with wide, 255-mm tires provide stable handling with a sporty feel. 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.
The all-new 2022 Pathfinder is available with 6,000-pound (2700kg) maximum towing capacity – plenty for towing boats, ATVs, camp tents or trailers. Trailer Sway Control is standard.
Matching the fresh exterior is a revamped cabin, with highlights including a new, available 12.3-inch digital instrumentation cluster which provides the driver with a variety of easy-to-navigate screen options. Complementing the digital dashboard is an available 10.8-inch Head-up Display. New to Pathfinder, the Head-Up Display enables the driver to view preferred content such as turn-by-turn directions while staying focused on the road.
An available 9.0-inch color touchscreen centre display is placed high on the new simplified, intuitive instrument panel, providing easy visibility and accessibility for the driver and front passenger.
Standard on all Pathfinder grade levels, the updated NissanConnect infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also available is WiFi Hot Spot, a wireless smartphone charging pad, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Bose Premium Audio with 13 speakers.
Nissan claims that the interior quietness of the new Pathfinder has been greatly improved, with acoustic laminated front glass, thicker 2nd row glass, increased door and floor isolation, and a 60 percent increase in engine noise absorption.
The all-new 2022 Pathfinder is offered in 2WD and 4WD, three row 7 or 8 seats, and in four trim levels. It will go on sale in late 2021, with full pricing and specification revealed closer to local launch.