The Pathfinder is a mid-size SUV that joined Nissan’s vehicle lineup more than three decades ago back in 1985. It has been a successful part of Nissan’s lineup, but its popularity has fallen over the past few model years. Although the Pathfinder belongs to the SUV vehicle segment—which currently encompasses some of the most highly desirable vehicles on the mainstream auto market as a whole—its sales have dropped dramatically in recent years. The all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder marks the start of the fifth generation of Pathfinder SUVs. This SUV has been completely redesigned for the 2022 model year. Production of the all-new fifth-generation Pathfinder model is scheduled to start in the summer of 2021, 

and the 2022 Pathfinder is expected to be available for purchase on the mainstream auto market by the third or fourth quarter of 2021. 

First reactions to the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder have been overwhelmingly positive among critics and experts in the auto industry. If you’re in the market for an SUV, don’t write off the Pathfinder because of its recent sales history. Keep reading to learn more about 5 of the most stand-out features of the all-new redesigned fifth-generation 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SUV. 

  1. All-New Powertrain 

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will hit the mainstream auto market later on in 2021 with a brand-new powertrain. The new Pathfinder comes equipped with a 3.5-L V6 engine that delivers 284 horsepower on the road. 

While this engine is the same as that of the fourth-generation Pathfinder—for the fifth-generation 2022 Pathfinder—this powerful engine is paired with an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission. This nine-speed automatic transmission replaces

an outdated continuously-variable automatic transmission and ensures a smooth and agile ride on the road for both drivers and passengers. 

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is now also available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive—front-wheel drive comes standard for all trim levels, but all-wheel drive is also available as an option for all trim levels of the 2022 Pathfinder. 

  1. Seven Drive Modes

    7 Drive Modes of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

    7 Drive Modes of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder comes equipped with 7 different drive modes, each of which helps improve your drive performance in your Pathfinder in a variety of different environments. 

These 7 drive modes include Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut, and Tow. All of these drive modes are designed to maximize the performance of your 2022 Pathfinder on the road while doing anything from off-roading to towing to driving through snow. 

  1. High-Tech Amenities 

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder comes equipped with a variety of high-tech amenities. Every 2022 Pathfinder model features a built-in 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity also come standard for all 2022 Pathfinder models. 

Available add-on tech features include a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, a WiFi hotspot, a head-up display, an in-dash navigation system, and wireless charging for your smartphone and other mobile devices. 

  1. Standard Nissan SafetyShield 360 

Nissan SafetyShield 360 comes standard on every 2022 Nissan Pathfinder model. This advanced safety suite includes 6 high-tech safety features that help keep you and your passengers safe in your Pathfinder at all times. 

These 6 safety features include rear automatic braking, blind-spot warning, high beam assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking with built-in pedestrian detection. Available add-on safety features include Intelligent Lane Intervention and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention.

  1. Available ProPilot Assist 

ProPilot Assist is available for most trim levels of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. This driver-assistance system features Intelligent Cruise Control and Steering Assist. 

It can bring your Pathfinder to a complete stop in stop-and-go traffic and can accelerate your vehicle automatically once you’ve made your way out of a standstill traffic jam. ProPilot Assist also keeps your vehicle centered in its lane, so you don’t have to worry too much about steering while on the highway or driving in the same lane on city streets for a while. 

This intelligent driver-assistance system also includes features called Speed Adjust by Route—which automatically adjusts your vehicle’s speed to account for tight curves, highway off-ramps, etc.—and Speed Limit Assist, which adjusts your Pathfinder’s speed according to the speed limit on any given road.