Everything about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is new, and while the Pathfinder has always been a popular option among midsize crossovers, it appears to be taking another big step forward with the redesign. The underlying platform remains fundamentally unchanged, but Nissan made better use of the available space and increased overall passenger volume by a significant amount. Nissan also redesigned the exterior with a fresher and more modern approach, and with that style, the Pathfinder seems to have recaptured some of that magic it had when the outgoing platform was first introduced. Nissan has also expanded the standard and optional features, and it continues to offer the Pathfinder in just four precisely configured trim levels: the base S, up-level SV, well-equipped SL and range-topping Platinum.
Nissan maintained the same wheelbase and actually managed to shorten the overall length a tad to 197 inches—or 16 feet 5 inches. Width, height and ground clearance are all comparable between the new and outgoing model. The previous design of the Pathfinder was something that current owners liked about it, and with the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder near Tampa, Nissan worked hard to create something that was new and fresh but still reflected what made the old design popular, and we think they succeeded. Nissan also added a wide range of different ways that you can personalize your Pathfinder through your local Nissan dealership serving Tampa Clearwater Wesley Chapel New Port Richey. These include ground lighting, running boards, wheel locks, license plate frames, roof rails, trailering hardware and more.
It may be the interior where the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder near Tampa takes the biggest leap forward. The cabin design now feels much more modern and like an SUV. But the aspects people love about it are still there, such as being able to choose between a seven- or eight-passenger configuration. Better yet, any trim that now comes standard with the captain’s chairs instead of a bench gives you the choice to delete that option. The center console has also been redesigned for better usability and sightlines. Nissan now provides an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen standard, and a 9-inch touchscreen is optional. Popular options include leather seating, heated seating, wireless device charging and in-dash navigation.
At Lokey Nissan, we have 18- and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels available. You also have your choice of either front-wheel drive, which is standard, or intelligent four-wheel drive, which is optional. An intelligent system can distribute power to the wheels as needed, which can help avoid unnecessary loss of fuel performance. Four-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes with brake assist are standard, and the suspension involves an independent front suspension, an independent rear multi-link suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars and power-assisted speed-sensitive steering.
Arguably one of the best aspects of the outgoing platform was its engine, and so, Nissan carries this forward for the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder available at your local Nissan dealer serving Tampa Clearwater Wesley Chapel New Port Richey. It is a 3.5L V6 rated for 284 hp and 259 lb.-ft. of torque. Nissan did make some rather significant upgrades, however. It dropped the continuously variable transmission in favor of a nine-speed automatic. The benefit of a CVT is fuel performance, but it lacks in other areas, and Nissan manage to get fuel economy with the nine-speed in line with the CVT. Nissan also improved the maximum tow rating to 6,000, which is 20 percent more than the usual rating in this class.
The new Pathfinder has already been crash-tested, and it passed with flying colors. It received a five-star NHTSA rating and Top Safety Pick recognition from the IIHS. As mentioned in the Interior section, Nissan improved both the standard infotainment touchscreen and the optional touchscreen for the new model. Feature-wise, the Pathfinder was already in good shape, and most of that standard and available equipment carries over with some refinements. The same is true of Safety Shield 360, which is standard and includes one of the most diverse collections of driver assists in the class.
Our Nissan experts serving Tampa Clearwater Wesley Chapel New Port Richey want to help you find the best Pathfinder for you and help you get a great price too. You can test-drive the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder at Lokey Nissan at your convenience. You can also book an appointment online, and if you prefer to shop online, our website offers live chat, comparison tools, payment calculators and much more.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.