The manufacturer postponed the presentation of the new 5th generation of the Nissan Pathfinder crossover several times. Nevertheless, the official presentation has taken place online recently. Both inside and outside, the design of the Nissan Pathfinder crossover is completely new.

The platform for the new crossover Nissan Pathfinder is from the previous 4th generation, and the body also remained load-bearing. The vehicle has a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, but now a 9-speed automatic with an all-wheel-drive system works in tandem with it.

The Exterior

The exterior design of the new generation Nissan Pathfinder is completely new. The most recognizable is the V-shaped chrome insert at the bottom of the radiator grille. The center of the front end of the 2021 Nissan Pathfinder will depend on the grille chosen. The buyer can have a completely black version or with chrome inserts. The emblem of the company, located in the center of the radiator grille, remained unchanged.

The most remarkable change at the front of the new Nissan Pathfinder is the optics. The headlights are made in two levels obtaining a C-shape. The upper part is thin and looks like eyelashes, it also serves as LED daytime running lights. The company representatives said that all the optics in the new vehicle will be LED.

The side parts of the bumper are cambered, and a small edge was added at the bottom. Another new detail is an additional radiator grill paired with foglights. In the new Nissan Pathfinder, they were installed on the sides of an additional grille. In addition to foglights, plastic protection was added here, as well as a couple of hooks for towing.

The length of the crossover speaks about the presence of a third row. As a rule, in such a vehicle, the rear wheels are more offset to the center than to the trunk. There are semicircular plastic linings on the wheel arches, as well as a minimum of chrome-plated parts. The body color of the Nissan Pathfinder 2022 looks nice and modern. It can be one color or two colors. The company assures that the palette will be rich, in total there will be 14 color options to choose from, including two-tone combinations.

The sides of the Nissan Pathfinder are accentuated by redesigned aluminum wheels. The manufacturer has not disclosed which discs will be included in the basic configuration. As far as the size, it is known that the basic configuration will offer 18 ″ disks, while the top versions will be available with 20 “.

Changes were made to the rear of the Nissan Pathfinder 5. The first thing that catches your eye is a large Pathfinder letters across the entire width of the trunk lid. To give the crossover a sporty look at the rear, a small spoiler with an LED stop repeater was placed at the very top. Finally, the Nissan Pathfinder has an updated bumper. Rear fog lights, a rear-view camera, a place for a license plate, and a black diffuser are also located here.

The Interior

Compared to the 4th generation, the new Nissan Pathfinder has become more comfortable and spacious. In the central part of the panel, there is a multimedia display. Depending on the configuration, it can be 8 “ for the basic version and 9 ″ for other options. For the convenience of the driver and passengers, multimedia includes two operating systems: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For greater comfort, the manufacturer has installed 13 premium speakers from Bose around the perimeter of the vehicle.

The climate control panel is located below the central part. A huge plus is that the manufacturer of the Nissan Pathfinder retained mechanical controls. On the panel, there are two round buttons, buttons for the direction of air supply, a small monochrome display, and a button for heating the steering wheel. Also on the sides of the panel, there are buttons for controlling the heating and cooling of the front seats. In most trim levels, there will be three-zone climate control. For passengers in the second row, a separate panel is installed at the end of the center armrest, between the front seats.

The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder will be offered a choice of 7 modes of settings, which are only available in the all-wheel-drive configuration. The system perfectly adjusts the operation of the engine, suspension, and gearbox to the selected mode, thus, not only creating comfort for the driver but also calculating the load on the car parts. In addition to the control panel, there are also a pair of cup holders, a small compartment for gadgets, and a spacious armrest.

The crossover is designed for 8 seats: 2 + 3 + 3. It will be possible to install separate second-row seats. The first row of seats will have heating and air cooling, electric adjustment, memory for three settings, and adjustment in the lumbar area. In the case of a 7-seater configuration, the second row will have the same seats, plus other functions and a center console with all kinds of chargers, cup holders, and other comfortable details.

As for the third row of seats, three passengers can freely sit here. If necessary, the seats can be folded in a 60/40 ratio, creating a platform for transporting cargo. Similarly, the second row of seats can be folded, increasing the free space in the trunk. There will be an Ez-Flex system, thanks to which folding the second-row seats and getting to the third row will happen with pressing one button.

Even though the body of the new Nissan Pathfinder has become shorter, the trunk has increased. The trunk volume of the new Nissan Pathfinder with the third row folded down is 470 liters. The cabin has become more comfortable. As the upholstery of the interior of the Nissan Pathfinder, the buyer is offered high-quality fabric or leather. Leather will cover the steering wheel, armrest, part of the front panel, and a couple more interior elements. For the interior, three color options will be offered — black, brown, and white.

Finally, let’s have a look at the driver’s seat of the Nissan Pathfinder 5. The basic configuration will have an analog panel with a 7 ″ color display of the onboard computer. Top modifications will receive a fully digital panel with a 12.3 ″ color display. There will also be navigation maps, images from cameras around the perimeter of the crossover, and even information from a gadget. The steering wheel of the new Nissan Pathfinder can be adjusted in height and depth.

Technical Characteristics

For the North American market, the new Nissan Pathfinder will be available with the 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine. It has 288 hp and 351 Nm of torque. Another plus is the new 9-speed automatic transmission, which was installed instead of the old continuously variable variator. As for the drive, there will be both front and all-wheel drive modifications of the Nissan Pathfinder. Dimensions of the new Nissan Pathfinder 2021-2022: length — 5004 mm, width — 1979 mm, height 1778 mm, wheelbase — 2900 mm.

The new Nissan Pathfinder got the modern Nissan SafetyShield 360, which is now standard. The complex includes 10 airbags (including the central one between the front seats), road markings monitoring, high and low beam control, seat monitoring, all-round visibility system, obstacle monitoring when reversing, emergency braking system when reversing, collision avoidance system, blind-spot monitoring, automatic braking system.

Prices for the new 5th generation Nissan Pathfinder will be revealed closer to the start of sales, in the second half of 2021. Four trim levels will enter the North American market (S, SV, Platinum, and SL). Two individual packages will also be offered as an option. Today the 4th generation Nissan Pathfinder is sold at prices from $ 31,980 to $ 44,910. Most likely, the starting price of the new generation Nissan Pathfinder will be a couple of thousand more.

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