2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Pathfinder Photos
 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
7

Definitely better; definitely still not the best. The Pathfinder makes a lot more sense than it used to, but we're not sold on the quasi-off-road marketing angle. It's a good family hauler for a good price, nothing more.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder may possess one of the oldest SUV nameplates, but the actual vehicle itself has changed wildly over the years. It has oscillated between body-on-frame and unibody (crossover) architecture, and has grown in size and seat number. It’s been a vehicle actually capable of finding paths and one that’s better suited to using well-paved paths already found. Now, the Pathfinder has been redesigned again and for the first time in the nameplate’s 37-year existence, it’s maintaining its architecture and seat count from one generation to the next. The 2022 Pathfinder is still a seven-passenger crossover, and although it continues to fall into “paths already found” camp, its bolder, more chiseled appearance is at least more in keeping with Pathfinders of old. Its interior is more modern in appearance, materials quality and technology content – it’s even one of the best in the segment in that regard. Interior space is obviously ample considering it’s a three-row SUV, but it’s also merely average in terms of third-row and cargo space. The driving experience has also been dramatically improved from its rather unfortunate predecessor, with the highlight being a new nine-speed automatic replacing the old CVT. It still isn’t our top pick in the segment, but we’re also no longer put off. In short, the new Pathfinder is more in keeping with the nameplate’s first three generations in vibe, if still totally different in concept and engineering. That makes it a more appealing and slightly better family hauler. We’d still choose a Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Jeep Grand Cherokee L first, but among the second tier of alternatives, the Pathfinder should definitely be considered. Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Features   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features What's new for 2022? The Pathfinder isn’t quite “all-new.” Despite the preceding generation lasting much longer than usual, its underlying platform and 3.5-liter V6 carry over. Think about it as the bones being the same, but it gets totally new skin and clothing. You can read more about what’s new in our 2022 Nissan Pathfinder first drive. What are the Pathfinder interior and in-car technology like? This is arguably the Pathfinder’s best attribute. Although the range-topping Platinum trim level you see up there is its best foot forward, complete with handsome two-tone leather/pleather all over the place, even lower trim levels benefit from the same handsome design, thoughtful storage and user-friendly technology. General materials quality is average for the segment, which speaks to how good the segment is.  The center console features a vast pad to charge your smartphone, be it wired or wireless on upper trims, plus a smaller bin to prop up your phone should you prefer. The cupholders are big and versatile, the under-armrest and door bins are large, and there’s bonus storage under the console. You can also get a fixed center console in between the available second-row captain’s chairs, …
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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder may possess one of the oldest SUV nameplates, but the actual vehicle itself has changed wildly over the years. It has oscillated between body-on-frame and unibody (crossover) architecture, and has grown in size and seat number. It’s been a vehicle actually capable of finding paths and one that’s better suited to using well-paved paths already found. Now, the Pathfinder has been redesigned again and for the first time in the nameplate’s 37-year existence, it’s maintaining its architecture and seat count from one generation to the next. The 2022 Pathfinder is still a seven-passenger crossover, and although it continues to fall into “paths already found” camp, its bolder, more chiseled appearance is at least more in keeping with Pathfinders of old. Its interior is more modern in appearance, materials quality and technology content – it’s even one of the best in the segment in that regard. Interior space is obviously ample considering it’s a three-row SUV, but it’s also merely average in terms of third-row and cargo space. The driving experience has also been dramatically improved from its rather unfortunate predecessor, with the highlight being a new nine-speed automatic replacing the old CVT. It still isn’t our top pick in the segment, but we’re also no longer put off. In short, the new Pathfinder is more in keeping with the nameplate’s first three generations in vibe, if still totally different in concept and engineering. That makes it a more appealing and slightly better family hauler. We’d still choose a Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Jeep Grand Cherokee L first, but among the second tier of alternatives, the Pathfinder should definitely be considered. Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Features   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features What's new for 2022? The Pathfinder isn’t quite “all-new.” Despite the preceding generation lasting much longer than usual, its underlying platform and 3.5-liter V6 carry over. Think about it as the bones being the same, but it gets totally new skin and clothing. You can read more about what’s new in our 2022 Nissan Pathfinder first drive. What are the Pathfinder interior and in-car technology like? This is arguably the Pathfinder’s best attribute. Although the range-topping Platinum trim level you see up there is its best foot forward, complete with handsome two-tone leather/pleather all over the place, even lower trim levels benefit from the same handsome design, thoughtful storage and user-friendly technology. General materials quality is average for the segment, which speaks to how good the segment is.  The center console features a vast pad to charge your smartphone, be it wired or wireless on upper trims, plus a smaller bin to prop up your phone should you prefer. The cupholders are big and versatile, the under-armrest and door bins are large, and there’s bonus storage under the console. You can also get a fixed center console in between the available second-row captain’s chairs, …
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$34,640 - $49,040 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Curb Weight 4,317 - 4,625 lbs
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