2021/09/30 | Test drive
Within the Nissan family, the Pathfinder is a piece of furniture. On the market since 1986, it has called the shots in its segment and seen competitors come and go with the seasons.
Over time, its purpose has changed. For example, when it was last redesigned in 2013, the popularity of SUVs built on ladder chassis was at an all-time low. Nissan then decided to graft a unibody structure onto it, making its handling more civilized than ever, without sacrificing its practicality. The result? Sales exploded!
Always answering present until this year, the Pathfinder has proven to be one of the most popular vehicles in history. However, the time had come to redesign it and for the occasion, Nissan chose to go with the best of both worlds: the structure that made it so popular in recent years but coupled with the style that made it so successful in its early days, that is to say, the look of an adventurer willing to take it on.
Alma Nissan, your dealer in Lac-Saint-Jean near Saint-Bruno, invites you to explore its cars as well as its large and small reliable SUVs through its inventory, either to buy or lease a new Nissan vehicle or a used Nissan to suit your needs. Here is what your next 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has to offer.
With a Style Comes an Identity
Let's talk about style. The new Pathfinder has a rugged look that will appeal to everyone. Its front end is more muscular, with a V-shaped grille that's more like a U. The headlights are slimmed down, the daytime running lights are easily recognizable. In short, the Nissan Pathfinder finds a new identity for 2022.
In fact, the 2022 Pathfinder is available in five different ways. The versions on the menu are called S, SV, SL, SL Privilege and Platinum. From the initial trim, the equipment is generous with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps, ProPilot assistant, Siri Eyes Free and NissanConnect integrated systems, among others.
Of course, the higher up the range you go, the more luxurious features you'll find, whether it's navigation, a digital display instrument cluster, a sunroof, ventilated seats, captain's chairs in the second row, and so on. Anything goes with the new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.
On top of that, the Platinum version comes with a variety of two-tone body combinations. The effect is simply spectacular. It adds to the beauty of the vehicle, but also to its luxury, its class and the aura it exudes. The same goes for the letters P-A-T-H-F-I-N-D-E-R that you can see grafted onto the tailgate; it's chic!
On board, everything has been upgraded. The quality of the materials, the visual presentation that reveals itself to our eyes when we climb inside, the comfort of the seats, the soundproofing; the Pathfinder has improved on all levels.
Besides, everything is more solid in terms of driving dynamics too. The old model offered great stability, but we felt less of a connection with the road. The new model makes it possible to be one with the road.
On board, we only have one desire; to swallow kilometres and leave for a road trip. This is the true definition of the perfect family vehicle.
Mechanically: Stability and Transformation
Under the hood of the new 2022 Pathfinder, Nissan used a familiar tool: its 3.5-litre V6. This engine is a marvel, nothing less. In fact, it has often made the top 10 best engines in Ward's auto magazine. It's powerful, frugal and tested. This year, its capacity has increased to 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque.
The big change, the metamorphosis in fact, is that instead of teaming it with a continuously variable transmission as it had been since 2013, Nissan is now giving it a more conventional partner, a new nine-speed automatic transmission.
This is complemented by a host of driving modes (Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand and Mud/Orn) that let us tackle any terrain with confidence. What’s more, all-wheel drive is, of course, standard right from the initial proposal.
Don't wait any longer, reserve your 2022 Nissan Pathfinder at Alma Nissan, your trusted dealer!