The term all-new gets used a lot in the auto industry but the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is an all-new model that really does deserve the title. The all-new fifth-generation Pathfinder boasts an even more spacious interior, a stylish new exterior design, loads of standard safety technology, and a maximum towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds. Add into the mix convenience features such as push-button second-row seats and extremely attractive pricing and it soon becomes apparent the Pathfinder is a superb family vehicle that’s also sensational value for money.
Buyers have four different trim levels to choose from in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder lineup which starts with the extremely attractively priced S model. This entry-level model comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, a nine-speed automatic transmission, seating for up to eight people, and a whole lot more. The next trim is the Pathfinder SV which then gets you standard ProPILOT Assist, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot intervention, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.
SL models sit just below the top trim level and upgrade the Pathfinder with the likes of ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, leather-appointed first and second-row seats, and a front and rear sonar system. And finally, the range-topping Pathfinder Platinum piles on the luxury with a standard dual-panel panoramic moonroof, semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with quilted inserts, 20-inch alloys, a fully digital dashboard, head-up display, climate-controlled front seat, and a premium Bose sound system with 13 speakers.
You’ll have no worries about your new Pathfinder coping with hauling a full load of people and cargo around Gainesville, Buford, Cumming, Duluth, or anywhere else as there’s a proven engine under the hood that’s more than up to the task. The engine in question is Nissan’s tried and tested 3.5-liter V-6 that develops 284 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque which is sent to the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The low-end torque of the Pathfinder makes towing up to 6,000 pounds a breeze and the front strut with a multi-link rear suspension delivers a smooth, comfortable ride everyone will be delighted with. Front-wheel drive is standard across all four trim levels but all models can be upgraded to Intelligent 4WD that makes light work of muddy terrain by sending up to 50% of the available torque to the rear axle, and then to the one rear wheel with the most available grip using a limited-slip differential. This makes the 2022 Pathfinder genuinely off-road capable without loading it up with all the extra features and expense it takes to become one of those hard-core off-roaders that are rarely as good as the Nissan is on-road, which is where it will spend the vast majority of its time.
The overall shape of the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is pretty much what we want and expect from a three-row midsize crossover SUV, but some of the classic styling cues of earlier models have been reimagined here to produce a Pathfinder that looks fresh and modern but still reassuringly familiar. One of the great things about the Pathfinder is it delivers the kind of truck-like styling that has made SUVs as popular as they are today, but on a unibody crossover platform that delivers the kind of carlike ride and driving experience that so many of today’s buyers demand.
There’s plenty of room inside for up to eight people and a decent amount of cargo, and if you only need seven seats or fewer you can swap the second-row bench for a pair of captain’s chairs for extra comfort.
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is now better and even better value than it’s ever been, but the only way to truly appreciate this redesigned midsize crossover SUV is to try it out for yourself. The best way to do that is to visit us for a test drive here at Carriage Nissan, 2400 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA, and for more details about the all-new 2022 Pathfinder or to schedule a test drive for a time that’s convenient for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call right now on (770) 532-6335.