2022 Nissan Pathfinder Revealed As Chevy Traverse, Three-Row GMC Acadia Rival21
Nissan just unveiled the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder crossover, introducing a fresh fifth generation for the nameplate. The all-new Nissan Pathfinder is set to rival the Chevy Traverse and three-row GMC Acadia in the segment.
Outside, the latest Nissan Pathfinder features brand-new styling highlighted by a reshaped fascia with blocky headlamps and slim lighting signatures, plus a V-motion grille treatment. LED lighting is standard.
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers seating for up to eight passengers, and includes the option for second-row captain’s chair, if desired. Customers have four trim levels to choose from – S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Cargo volume is set at 16.6 cubic-feet behind the third row, 45 cubic-feet behind the second row, and 80.5 cubic-feet behind the first row.
Available features include a 10.8-inch Head-Up Display, as well as a 12.3-inch digital dashboard. ProPILOT driver assist features are standard, as is a suite of safety tech features, such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Automatic Braking. Seating material options include cloth, leather, and quilted semi-aniline leather.
Under the hood, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with the same powertrain as the previous model year vehicle, which introduced a new 3.5L V6 producing 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. The ‘six connects to an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the outgoing model’s CVT.
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is also offered with Intelligent 4WD, which includes a 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. Buyers can alternatively select a front-wheel-drive configuration, if desired.
The all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers the same towing capacity as the previous model year, with a max towing capacity rated at 6,000 pounds.
Sales of the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder are scheduled to kick off this summer.
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It actually looks better than the Telluride.
It “looks” like they stole GM styling.
I had one, would love another. Most roomiest suv especially in the 2nd row seat, my son is 6’4 and was amazing the leg room he had. Awesome on changing out on the cvt engine, my question and only downfall of owning one is, does the gas mileage get any better?
Your statement is in correct. It’s in between in this class.
They would have blown away the industry had they released an electric truck. Opportunity missed.
If the batterys don’t blow up first.
The thick chrome piece that enclosing the grill is absolute coarse also the name plate with oversizsed and unsophisticated font looks obnoxious and cheap. Plus they somehow still manage the “all-new” design look old with those wheels from 2015. Finally 8″ infotainment display is already outdated. But overall not too bad, i guess.
the front kind of matches the gaping black rectangular grill on the new z. front already looks 20 years old.
completely agree – the front end looks terrible. Overall is looks nice but nothing to make it standout in the crowded midsize suv field. I see a little of the Traverse in the side profile which isn’t a bad thing.
Wait, so this has a 3.5L V6 while the truck has a 3.8L V6? This article says an all “new” 9 speed. Same as the trucks? I will give them a huge amount of credit for dumping the CVT and go back to a better trans. Once again, I think the screen is hideous and can’t wait for this fad to pass.
You are right about the engines. This Pathfinder and the Frontier are on different platforms. The Frontier uses a RWD 9 speed transmission, this is FWD so uses a different FWD 9 speed. I believe this FWD 9 speed transmission is new to Nissan since I think all of their other FWD vehicles use CVT.
Its an improvement. Better then any Hyundai/KIa product.
This is better than any Traverse. At least you get 4WD not milquetoast AWD and capability the mommy van Traverse never will.
You really are uneducated in the car world aren’t ya? This doesn’t have 4wd, it has AWD just like the traverse and all other CUV’s. Only different with the Traverse is it is selectable. Both have the same capability which is inclement weather and a light dirt road. Nice try though at an insult, both are similar to minivans with less room, storage and people space. More people need to buy minivans period, they are much better than any 3 row CUV such as this and the Traverse.
Agreed, not sure what “commonsense” is talking about below. I had a 2013 Platinum and it had 4 wheel drive with 2nd low and 4 high knob on mine. One of the best vehicles I ever had.
Disagree. FWD and AWD, this is no match against the Traverse, period. It’s out classed. However, you can get a 4WD in the Pathfinder where you are right, not in a Traverse. Something I wished they offered. The old Trailblazer had 4WD.
WIW, both my son-in-laws had the old Pathfinder and had several issues with the head gaskets, radiator leaks and ignition key issues. One had it longer enough to replace the timing belt, I think it was just under 60k. They both liked the outdoors type look for going into the mountains. This is a totally different body style. Maybe I confused each .
I have to correct my second paragraph… I was comparing the wrong vehicle… Mistakenly, I referred to the
X-Terra, each of the son-in-laws had never owned the Pathfinder. My mistake.
Please tell it me it gained some second row leg room. Been in a few and it was gawd awful. It was as comfortable as the rear seat in a subcompact. The rear seat space in compacts were better.
I had a 2013 and it was 4wheel drive 2nd for low and 4 for high, and it went great. It was a 2013 Platinum Nissan Pathfinder.
Kinda looks like the 2022 Chevy Traverse in styling, especially the rear end… tail lamps, etc.
Whooo…reminds me of a 1st. gen GMC Terrain, and that’s not a good look.
This is not a good looking vehicle, folks.
The same company that came out with the new Frontier are also peddling this garbage?