Don’t Call the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Weak

The Pathfinder might not be the most powerful SUV on the market, but it’s still a strong option for those looking to take their family off-road.

The Nissan Pathfinder 2022 has finally arrived on the market. While critics are behind the wheel of the updated Nissan Pathfinder, they point out that it lacks a new engine choice, but that is irrelevant. The Pathfinder has a great deal of power. 

What engine will power the Nissan Pathfinder in 2022? 

A red 2022 Nissan Pathfinder on dirt road

Nissan Pathfinder 2022 | Nissan

The 3.5-liter V6 engine from the previous generation will power the Nissan Pathfinder in 2022. It has the same 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque as the previous model and can pull up to 6,000 pounds. 

This is a lot of power for a mid-size SUV, and it can pull more than its competitors, who can only tow about 5,000 pounds. It has adequate power to pull boats, campers, trailers, and other recreational vehicles for family outings. In addition, the Pathfinder has a payload capacity of 1,324 pounds. 

Nissan scrapped the previous CVT gearbox in favor of a ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic transmission, according to Truck Trend. This increased the enjoyment factor while also ensuring seamless shifting that never found the incorrect gear. The Pathfinder accelerates from zero to sixty miles per hour in about 6.7 seconds, which is quicker than the Kia Telluride. 

What is the performance of the Pathfinder? 

 

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder with optional all-wheel drive is the most fuel-efficient model. The Pathfinder gets 21 mpg in the city and up to 27 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. 

AWD is available for an extra $1,900, and trailer sway control is standard. It has a body-on-frame design and a clever all-wheel-drive system that uses direct connection to transmit torque between the front and back wheels as required. 

It’s been improved to provide you more traction in slick situations. In addition, the redesigned steering system is quick and direct. There are seven driving modes, including off-roading modes Sand and Mud/Rut. The Pathfinder excels in highway driving, trail navigation, and trailer maneuvering. 

The Pathfinder offers a smooth, pleasant ride, according to Car and Driver. The cabin is also very quiet because to the sound deadening materials. The handling, on the other hand, might be a bit more fun. 

Is the Nissan Pathfinder suitable for a family? 

A blue 2022 Nissan Pathfinder towing an ATV with drive modes shown

Nissan Pathfinder 2022 | Nissan

Yes, the Nissan Pathfinder 2022 is a fantastic family SUV. Captain seats are now available in the second row of the 2022 model. Behind the third-row seats, there is 16.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, with a total internal volume of 164.6 cubic feet. 

The Pathfinder now features additional storage cubbies throughout the cabin, as well as a big bin beneath the center console that is easily accessible by the driver. There are many USB ports, and the second row may be easily moved out of the way. The third row, which now has greater room, is readily accessible to both children and adults. 

The base infotainment touchscreen is 8.0 inches, but you can upgrade to a 9.0-inch model. On higher trim levels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are featured and can be connected wirelessly. 

The 12.3-inch digital cluster gauge display, wireless phone charging pad, head-up display, Wi-Fi hotspot, and other options are available as options. Automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warning are all standard safety features. 

At the end of the day, a new, more powerful engine choice for the Nissan Pathfinder is unnecessary. It outperforms competitors as a daily driver, explorer, and family hauler. Plus, the new design is fantastic!