Reviewing the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

The Pathfinder is a very popular three-row mid-size crossover SUV model in Nissan’s vehicle lineup. After skipping the 2021 model year, the Pathfinder is back and better than ever as a redesigned model for 2022. Keep reading to learn more about what the all-new, updated Pathfinder—and more specifically, the Pathfinder Platinum—has to offer drivers for the 2022 model year. 

All Nissan Pathfinder models are practical, comfortable mid-size SUVs that make excellent family vehicles and offer impressive performance on the road. The top-tier 2022 Pathfinder Platinum trim level, however, takes the 2022 Platinum to the next level in terms of performance, design, comfort, technology, and upscale amenities. 

Platinum is the highest available trim level for the 2022 Pathfinder three-row SUV model from Nissan. Including destination charge, the starting price for a 2022 Pathfinder Platinum is approximately $47,350—which means this top-tier trim level adds about $13,000 to the price of the base model 2022 Pathfinder S that has a starting price of approximately $34,550. 

As of summer 2021, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum is currently available for purchase at an official Nissan dealership in your area. Keep reading to learn more about the top-tier Platinum trim level of the 2022 Pathfinder from Nissan. 

Upgraded Drive Performance 

For the 2022 model year, the Pathfinder features the same engine—a 3.5-L V6 engine that generates 284 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque—as its predecessor from 2020. Instead of being paired with a continuously variable transmission as it was for 2020, however, the engine of the 2022 Pathfinder pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission that offers a smooth and refined ride on the road for both drivers and passengers. 

The 2022 Pathfinder Platinum is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It also comes equipped with features for off-roading with more than 7 inches of ground clearance and special drive modes for driving over sand, mud, snow, and other rough terrains.

In addition to its impressive drive performance both on and off the road, the 2022 Pathfinder is also very powerful. This three-row mid-size crossover SUV can tow up to 6,000 pounds at one time, which is very impressive when compared with the towing capacities of other models within this SUV’s segment. 

Updated Design 

The Nissan Pathfinder underwent an extensive redesign for the 2022 model year that majorly updated its exterior and interior style that was becoming somewhat outdated as of the 2020 model year.

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The exterior of this mid-size crossover SUV is bold and stylish with a floating-roof effect, slim LED tail lights, attention-grabbing headlights, and a brand-exclusive V-Motion grille that helps the 2022 Pathfinder stand out on the road. The rugged Pathfinder Platinum also comes standard with eye-catching 20-inch rims and a bold logo that spells out “PATHFINDER” across the lid of this SUV’s trunk. 

The interior of the 2022 Pathfinder has updated modern styling that is more similar to the cabin of a truck than to that of a practical, family-focused SUV—even though it still offers plenty of family-friendly features such as more storage cubbies than ever before. The 2022 Pathfinder Platinum also features a new rounded drive mode selector that is located in its front center console. 

Exclusive Amenities 

Because it is the highest available trim level for the 2022 Pathfinder, the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum model comes with a variety of amenities that are exclusive to this top-tier model. Aside from any features that are available only as a part of optional add-on packages, the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum includes all of the available features for the Pathfinder. 

The 2022 Pathfinder Platinum comes standard with heated and ventilated front seats along with upscale semi-aniline leather upholstery and ultra-comfortable second-row captain’s chairs with armrests and a removable center console. A panoramic sunroof is also a standard amenity for the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum. 

Standard tech features for the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum include wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, a built-in WiFi hotspot, a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a 12.3-inch fully digital cluster, a 10.8-inch head-up display, and a 360-degree camera system. The digital cluster and head-up display are exclusive to the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum model only. 

Along with many standard advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, a blind-spot monitoring system, and lane-departure warnings, the 2022 Pathfinder Platinum also comes standard with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist adaptive cruise control that allows for semi-autonomous driving and can control the steering, braking, and acceleration of this top-tier three-row mid-size crossover SUV.


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