Is the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder a Capable Outdoor Vehicle?

August 15th, 2021 by

Scarlet Ember 2022 Nissan Pathfinder at sunset

Gone are the days where the only option for long-distance family travel was big, clunky minivans incapable of tackling anything but smooth pavement. Today’s drivers want comfort, convenience, space, and capability, all rolled into one—and at Zeigler Nissan of Gurnee, they can get just that.

The new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder aims to lead in the three-row SUV segment, satisfying both the need for utility and the desire for luxury. But how capable is it for the most adventurous of drivers? Let’s take a look.

What’s New for 2022

The new Nissan Pathfinder is a bit of a departure from previous iterations. A complete redesign for the new model year imbues a rugged, utilitarian look, setting the tone for everything this full-size SUV has to offer.

Engine and Powertrain

Four trim levels are available, each powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that puts out 285 horsepower and pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard front-wheel drive can be upgraded to all-wheel drive, which also adds seven new drive modes, with several focused on off-road driving. And a max tow capacity of 6,000 pounds opens up plenty of possibilities for hauling.

Interior and Tech Features

The interior of the Nissan Pathfinder is just as refreshed as the exterior, with a more modern design, more storage space, and new options like second-row captain’s chairs. A wide range of standard and optional infotainment technology is available, such as a head-up display and in-dash navigation.

In short, the 2022 Pathfinder is just as capable of handling most outdoor adventures as it is at keeping you comfortable and entertained. This Nissan SUV is expected to roll out this summer, so be sure to keep in touch with your IL Nissan dealership if you’re interested in a test drive.

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