(updated)Crossover SUVs currently comprise the most popular class of vehicles in the auto industry. Any crossover SUV that debuts on the mainstream auto market is instantly met with major competition from the hordes of other crossovers that automakers have released or updated over the past few model years in order to keep up with increasing demand for vehicles within this segment.
The Nissan Pathfinder is a crossover SUV that has gotten somewhat lost among the host of flashy crossovers crowding the mainstream auto market. This three-row crossover SUV has been a staple in Nissan’s vehicle lineup since the 1980s, but it has fallen out of fashion in recent years because of Nissan’s lack of updates and upgrades to the Pathfinder over the past several model years—the last redesign of the Pathfinder was back in 2013.
However, for the 2022 model year, an all-new, updated and upgraded Nissan Pathfinder will debut on the mainstream auto market. This redesigned three-row crossover SUV is expected to begin production in summer of 2021 and should be widely available for purchase within the third or fourth quarter of 2021.
Although it is not yet available for purchase from your local Nissan dealership, here’s what to expect from the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder—and where you can buy one when the all-new Pathfinder does hit the mainstream auto market if you are located in the city of Redlands or within its surrounding areas throughout San Bernardino County.
Highlights of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Early previews of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder demonstrate that this three-row crossover SUV is capable of bringing itself back to relevance within its competitive vehicle segment with its all-new updated model. The all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder marks the start of the fifth generation of this SUV and comes with a host of updated, upgraded, and all-new features.
The engine and suspension of the Nissan Pathfinder remain the same for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder comes equipped with the same 3.5-L V6 engine that powered its fourth-generation models. However, this engine still keeps up with modern standards and is powerful enough to deliver 284 horsepower on the road.
A smooth and agile nine-speed automatic transmission comes newly standard for the 2022 Pathfinder, whereas versions of this three-row crossover from previous model years featured a sluggish continuously-variable transmission. The 2022 Pathfinder is also newly available with an all-wheel-drive system.
Interestingly enough, the “new” exterior and interior style of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is inspired by the look of the classic first-generation Pathfinder that debuted on the mainstream auto market back in the 1980s. Just like the 1980s-era Pathfinder, the all-new 2022 Pathfinder model features a high vertical face and a wide, flat hood on the outside.
Nissan wove just enough classic style elements into the exterior and interior of the 2022 Pathfinder that this all-new three-row SUV looks contemporary but doesn’t look just like all the other crossover SUVs that are swarming the mainstream auto market. On the outside, the 2022 Pathfinder features a signature triangular shape near its rear door, a blacked-out “floating” roof, and a variety of black accents as well as several two-tone exterior paint options.
Inside, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers plenty of convenient storage space and enough room to comfortably seat up to 7 passengers at one time. The cabin of the 2022 Pathfinder is both comfortable and classy. It is available with captain’s chairs, features convenient push-button second-row seats, and is designed with only premium cloth and leather materials that give it a more luxurious look and feel.
Some of the most notable updates and upgrades for the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder lie in the tech features of this three-row crossover SUV. The 2022 Pathfinder is designed with a state-of-the-art infotainment system that features an 8.0-inch touchscreen and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. A head-up display, a built-in navigation system, and a premium Bose audio system are all available add-on high-tech features for the 2022 Pathfinder.
All models of this all-new three-row crossover SUV also come standard with an impressive suite of advanced safety and driver-assist features. These standard features include rear automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and more. It is also available with additional safety features such as a surround-view camera and semi-autonomous hands-free driving capability via Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system.
Where to Buy the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in Redlands
If you’re in the market for a 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in or around Redlands, California, you’ll have to wait until at least the end of summer 2021 to get your hands on one. However, when the 2022 Pathfinder does hit the mainstream auto market and becomes widely available for purchase from local dealerships, check out Metro Nissan of Redlands.
Metro Nissan of Redlands is a top-rated official Nissan dealership that offers an expansive inventory of both new and pre-owned Nissan vehicles along with a variety of special deals and discounts, top-quality customer service, and flexible financing options with no hidden fees.
Keep checking Metro Nissan of Redlands’ website as the third quarter of 2021 looms closer to be one of the first to know when this top-rated official Nissan dealership receives their first 2022 Pathfinder models and makes them available for purchase.