Buyers looking for a midsize SUV that can seat up to eight passengers in three rows will want to take a good look at the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. After sitting out the 2021 model year, the Pathfinder gets a redesign with many improvements. Visit a dealer like the Watsonville area Nissan dealership, and you’ll immediately notice the Pathfinder’s attractive exterior styling. When you step inside, you’ll be treated to a restyled cabin that features more passenger space than before.
Driving the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is now an even better experience. According to the Nissan Dealership near Watsonville, the Pathfinder sports a new all-wheel-drive system, retuned steering, revised suspension tuning, and a new nine-speed automatic gearbox.
With the standard seating configuration, the Pathfinder seats eight passengers. The optional second-row captain’s chairs bring the seating capacity to seven. A button that moves the second-row seats forward makes it easy for passengers to easily get in and out of the third row. There’s lots of cargo space, too, with 16.6 cubic feet behind the third row.
The automotive media gives the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder high praise. Forbes writes:
“The redesign places the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder into the must-shop list for anyone considering a seven- or eight-seat people hauler that can easily navigate dirt roads and trails to remote camping, kayaking and fishing sites. It is now competitive with the Toyota Highlander, beats out the Honda Pilot and ... might represent a better value than the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade, the top choices in the segment.”
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All trims are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 developing 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The Platinum trim comes with second-row captain’s chairs that are available in the SV and SL trims. Front-wheel drive is standard. Buyers can opt for all-wheel drive.
The 2022 Pathfinder hit 60 mph from off the line in 6.7 seconds in Car and Driver testing. Fuel economy has been improved. EPA-estimated fuel economy is now rated at up to 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway.*
The base Pathfinder S trim includes 18-inch wheels, proximity keyless entry with push-button start, LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard driver assistance features include forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
The range-topping Platinum trim comes with 20-inch wheels, second-row captain’s chairs, upgraded leather upholstery, heated rear seats, power-folding mirrors, ambient interior lighting, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a tow-prep kit, a digital instrument cluster, a hand’s free liftgate, an AC power outlet, a head-up display, a Bose premium audio system with 13 speakers, and wireless charging.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.