The Best of Nissan’s Pathfinder Platinum
The Pathfinder is a three-row mid-size crossover SUV that has been one of the most popular models in Nissan’s vehicle lineup since it first hit the mainstream auto market for the 1986 model year.
That being said, this mid-size SUV has been overshadowed in recent years by other popular crossovers in the auto industry as the crossover SUV segment has exploded in popularity over the past several model years—crossover SUV sales now make up almost 60% of all auto sales on the mainstream auto market in the United States.
After a new Pathfinder model did not come out for the 2021 model year—the most recent Pathfinder model prior to the release of the 2022 Pathfinder in summer 2021 was the 2020 Pathfinder—the Nissan Pathfinder underwent a major redesign in time to be released for the 2022 model year.
The 2022 Pathfinder is the best Pathfinder that has ever hit the mainstream auto market and its summer 2021 release is resulting in a revival in the Pathfinder’s popularity around the world. Keep reading to learn more about the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, including a highlight of some of the best features that its top trim level—the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum—has to offer both drivers and passengers.
Top Features of the Nissan Pathfinder Platinum
Because it is the top-tier trim level for the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum comes standard or is available with many exclusive features that other lower trim levels for the 2022 Pathfinder do not include.
Keep reading to find out more about several of the best features that the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum has to offer. It is also important to note that some of the following features are exclusive to the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum, while others come are available for mid-tier trim levels as well as 2022 Pathfinder Platinum models.
- Upscale Interior
The interior of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum is crafted from upscale materials that give the cabin of this practical family-friendly crossover SUV a more luxurious look and feel. Semi-aniline leather upholstery and supportive second-row captain’s chairs help make the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum’s cabin feel more comfortable and look more upscale.
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum also comes equipped with heated and ventilated front seats as standard features. Its ultra-comfortable second row of bucket seats features armrests and a removable center console and can be moved out of the way to make room for third-row passengers with a push-button EZ-Flex seat mechanism that effortlessly tilts and folds the Pathfinder’s second-row seats.
For more fun and to add to the refined and luxurious interior of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum, this top-tier 2022 Pathfinder model also comes with a built-in panoramic sunroof.
- Advanced Technology
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum features the most advanced technology that is available among all Pathfinder models for the 2022 model year. This top-tier mid-size crossover SUV is designed with a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster and a 10.8-inch head-up display—both of which are exclusive to the Platinum trim level.
Instead of the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that comes standard for most other lower trim levels of the 2022 Pathfinder, the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum comes with a larger 9.0-inch display screen. The all-new Pathfinder Platinum trim level for the 2022 model year also features a WiFi hotspot, a built-in advanced navigation system that syncs to this mid-size SUV’s cruise control system, a wireless smartphone charging pad, wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, and more.
- Premium Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is renowned as one of the all-around safest three-row crossover SUV models that is currently available on the mainstream auto market. All 2022 Nissan Pathfinders come equipped with a host of advanced safety features—including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, Lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.
The 2022 Pathfinder Platinum trim level takes safety and driver-assistance features to another level with its adaptive cruise control system that includes a semi-autonomous driving mode. This semi-autonomous driving mode allows the all-new Pathfinder Platinum model to steer, accelerate, brake, and center itself in a lane without any driver intervention.
The adaptive cruise control system of the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum also syncs to this top-tier mid-size SUV’s built-in navigation system and monitors road conditions in order to automatically slow down your Pathfinder as you maneuver it around sharp turns in the road.