Nissan recently announced a four-year restructuring plan in 2020, which aims to revitalize the company before the end of 2023. Part of the initiative involves the introduction of 12 new models, thankfully including the Pathfinder SUV. As such, the Japanese automaker recently announced a more detailed price list on the latest variant of the four-door minivan.
While the new vehicle – starting at $ 33,410 MSRP – receives a completely redesigned exterior and interior, many components under the skin remain largely unchanged. Under the hood you’ll find a reworked variant of the same 3.5-liter V6 engine from its predecessor, which develops the same 284 horsepower (212 kilowatts) and 259 pound-feet (351 newton-meters) of torque.
|Pathfinder S 2WD||$ 33,410|
|Pathfinder SV 2WD||$ 36,200|
Pathfinder SL 2WD
Pathfinder Platinum 2WD
Pathfinder S 4WD
Pathfinder SV 4WD
Pathfinder SL 4WD
Pathfinder Platinum 4WD
“At a starting price comparable to the previous model year, the all-new, high-value 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers the rugged capabilities, flexibility and connectivity ideal for unforgettable family adventures,” said Mike, vice president principal of Nissan US Marketing & Sales. Colleran. That said, the automaker has increased the price by $ 1,430 over the cheaper 2020 Pathfinder, due to a few key improvements.
One of the biggest advancements over the previous vehicle is the stronger chassis. Constructed of high-strength steel, Nissan claims the new frame is 50% stiffer. The new Pathfinder also comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission which replaces a lethargic continuously variable unit, improving both driving behavior and towing capacity (now up to 6,000 pounds properly equipped.
The Pathfinder 2022 also comes with a joint strike force of safety features, including automatic emergency braking at the front and rear, lane departure prevention and blind spot monitoring, as well as the ProPilot Assist adaptive cruise control as standard from trim level SV. The more luxurious SL and Platinum trim levels include a system that can link on-board navigation to ProPilot cruise control.
While not the most cost-effective vehicle in its class – a fully loaded model will set you back over $ 50,000 – the 2022 Pathfinder includes equipment that will meet almost any buyer’s need. Price aside, it’s clear the Pathfinder can talk and walk.