Nissan Pathfinder 2022: Goodbye to the CVT box !

Nissan has busy months and years ahead of it due to the company’s major restructuring and model update, especially in its SUVs that are its mainstays today. The Nissan Pathfinder 2022 is the most recent of them to receive a new generation that was so much needed to face a wave of new rivals that flooded the segment in the USA and the world. Now it is more technological, refined, and connected than ever. Mind you, you will no longer use a CVT box.

More aggressive and adventurous, although only in the look

For the new generation, Nissan decided to take its new design language a step further, in turn, took a detail that nods to the original Pathfinder that was based on a ladder-type chassis. The 2022 Pathfinder maintains the wheelbase but grows lengthwise by 3.8cm, 1.5cm wide, and 1.2cm tall.

Upfront you can carry serial LED headlights and the daytime running lights are detached from the head units, a very strong trend in some Asian manufacturers these days. The grill maintains the V Motion design of the brand, although with greater dimensions; at the top of it they have added three rectangular holes that pay homage to the original Pathfinder.

The sides are filled with fine lines, new wheel designs, and the option of requesting it with a contrasting black roof, said contrast also reaches posts A, B, and partially C.

Nissan Pathfinder 2022

The rear looks somewhat cleaner with elongated skulls and softer lines. In general, there are also details such as a silver color contrast under the fascia to give it a more adventurous look, although there will also be some options that will help give it an even more country look. Still, it is only that, aspect, as it continues a monocoque platform and not a ladder-type like its original model.

Nissan Pathfinder 2022 interior


In addition to changing its exterior design completely, the interior of the Pathfinder 2022 is dressed with new forms, more technology, more comfort, and an increase in the quality of the materials to recover the terrain that time was taking away.

Inside, according to the version, we can see an 8 “or 9” touch screen compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, and even connected services. There will also be a 12.3 “digital instrument cluster, 10.8″ Head-Up Display, Bose audio system, heated and power-adjustable seats, wireless smartphone charger, panoramic roof, and more.

Nissan Pathfinder 2022

It should be noted that the Pathfinder is designed to carry exclusively three rows of seats, which in its most accessible versions will have two rear benches which raise the passenger capacity to eight, while the more complete versions may choose captain type seats for the second row, limiting again to 7 passengers, as the third row now adds one more seat belt.

Nissan Pathfinder 2022

The changes in dimension have allowed the trunk to fit more things even with the seats in their common position, we are talking about a slight improvement of approximately 11 liters.

Technology and safety for the family

safety assistance and with the Pathfinder it is no exception, according to the version we will find the Nissan Safety Shield 360 with elements such as autonomous emergency brake, blind-spot alert, centered lane maintenance, adaptive cruise control, and even the ability to identify upcoming curves or traffic jams via the navigation to slow the car on its own before entering a dangerous curve or stop it earlier in the event of a collision or roadblock later.

Nissan Pathfinder 2022 Engine

Under the hood, the Nissan Pathfinder opts to keep the 3.5-liter V6 aspirated with 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque that we already knew. Now the really important thing is that they finally get rid of the CVT box in favor of using a traditional 9- 9-speed torque converter automatic made by ZF. With this box, they ensure better handling, response, and durability of the component.

Also, Nissan claims that either front-wheel drive or AWD, will have a towing capacity of up to 2,721 kg (6,000 pounds), the highest capacity among its V6 or turbo four-cylinder rivals.

Nissan Pathfinder 2022

It will start sales in the middle of the year in the United States, so we will surely see it in the USA closer to the end of 2021 or perhaps the beginning of 2022 to try to recover the market against KIA Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, and company.

Elenor Kling

A tech lover and generally a car enthusiast who likes to do a lot of research and share knowledge.

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