Nissan is being serious with their 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, adding features and technologies into the ride. Today SUV (especially with 3 row design) has been designed to replace the minivan, but with added features and combination of offroad ability, towing strength, and rugged appearance. So, what’s new about the new Pathfinder?
The Expected Update
It seems that the frumpy style and design would be shed off, resulting in a more rugged and manly stance of the new Pathfinder. It is meant to make it look more modern and better.
Although the new Pathfinder will have refreshed look, there are some parts that are still the same (from the 1987’s launch). The car will still be coming with a flat and broad hood and triangle window right behind the front side door – making it look like a small truck along with a covered cab. The high (vertical) face with short overhangs will still be the same. It also comes with U-shaped grille, daytime running lights, and LED headlights. The ride will come with 5 color options – all with two-tone arrangements.
In the interior area, ambiance and convenience would be improved. The main idea is to combine adventurous vibe with different accents and materials. There would be a truck-like and big center stack with display screen (either in 8.0 inch or 9.0 inch). There is deep (armrest) console and steering wheel with flat bottom side for storage. It is obvious that the new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will be coming with newer features and updated refreshment, but let’s wait for further details.
Engine and Performance
The Pathfinder would be coming with similar V6 engine with 3.5 liter capacity, churning out 284 hp of power. It comes with auto 9-speed transmission without the CVT. Front wheel driving system would be standard, but all wheel driving system would be optional. Upgrading the driving system to all wheel type will lead to 7 driving modes, including the Rut/Mud and Sand for offroad focus.
Pros and Cons
In the overall performance, there are some things to like about the new Pathfinder. It has good cargo room – which is claimed to be more spacious and efficient than ever. The standard safety tech is also good and promising. The ride has punchy and solid towing power, up to 6000 pounds. With the combination of fresh look and second-row push button seats, the ride has something promising.
Some of the downsides are the similar V6 engine which is just the same as the current model. It means that there is no upgrade or improvement in the engine department. Moreover, the interior proportions will also remain the same.
Price and Availability
Even tagged and designed as the 2022 model, the Pathfinder would be available in summer time of 2022. For the prices, there are different tags for different trim levels. The entry base, the S, would be around $33,000. The higher trim, the SV, would be $36,000. The SL would be $40,000 and the Platinum would be $45,000. This is the information of new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder so far, so we need to wait for further release.