2022 Nissan Pathfinder for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Pathfinder fans have been eager for its redesign, and that moment has finally come: Nissan’s longstanding SUV (it was introduced in 1986) is all new for the 2022 model year. The rugged three-row is completely refreshed in its appearance, and more standard features than ever have been packed in. Some of its original elements have been brought back, including its black blister fenders and slanted C-pillar. But it’s clearly a state-of-the-art Nissan, with its modern floating roof, C-shaped LED headlamps, slim-line daytime running lights, available two-tone exterior, and beautiful V-motion grille, which is topped by the iconic three slots that have always defined the Pathfinder. It offers more power, efficiency, and technology than ever, along with a class-leading towing capacity of 6,000 pounds.
Trim Levels and Mechanical Specs
The 2022 Pathfinder’s four trims – S, SV, SL, and Platinum – all get a robust 3.5-liter V6 that makes 284 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque. Its partner in the powertrain is an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission. Nissan’s Intelligent 4WD has also been revised as well, and there’s now a Drive & Terrain Mode Selector with seven settings: Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut, and Tow. Beefy tires on confident-looking, large wheels complete the rugged look and provide sure-footed traction on and off the asphalt.
An Interior for Today
Nissan has brought the 2022 Pathfinder’s cabin fully up to date with elegant materials, large but sleek displays, and user-friendly controls all around. Among the available technology features are a 10.8-inch head-up display with navigation, a 12.3-inch digital dashboard, and a good-sized infotainment touchscreen positioned for prime visibility. The electronic shifter frees up some space, and there’s ample storage for smaller items in the bridge-style center console. Nissan has raised the serenity factor with added body insulation, thicker window glass in the second row, and an acoustic laminated windshield.
Passenger access is easy, whether the second row is configured as a three-person bench or a pair of captain’s chairs. With the bench setup, Nissan’s EZ Slide design makes it easy for passengers to get into and out of the third row, even if there are child seats in place. Of course, all of the sought-after comfort features – such as cooled front seats and heated rear outboard seats – are either standard on higher trims or available in packages.
Nissan involved its customers in the planning process for the Pathfinder’s redesign, surveying them on which features they value most. One result of this input is that smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) is now standard fare – and a wireless version is available. Other standard or optional communication/entertainment technologies are onboard Wi-Fi, wireless smartphone charging, and a premium Bose sound system.
On the driver-assist front, Nissan’s ProPilot Assist is now available on the Pathfinder for the first time, providing semi-autonomous driving in select situations. The Platinum trim comes standard with ProPilot Assist with Navi-link, an advanced driver-assist system that debuted on the 2021 Rogue, another model that has just been overhauled inside and out. This stress-reducing technology uses artificial intelligence to “see” upcoming exits, curves, and turns and automatically reduce speed ahead of them. Nissan Safety Shield 360 comes standard on all ’22 Pathfinders, adding automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking. Intelligent forward collision warning (a class exclusive), intelligent driver alertness, and rear door alert are also slated as standard features, while blind-spot intervention, intelligent lane intervention, and traffic sign recognition will be available.