By James Raia
The Nissan Pathfinder debuted 35 years ago and it was promoted as a rugged, midsized off-road sport utility vehicle. It worked. Nearly two million have sold.
For 2022, the Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 284 horsepower and a nine-speed automatic transmission. It also features a best-in-class 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity with Trailer Sway standard.
The new Pathfinder has a “boxed out” rear liftgate. It’s an homage to the original Pathfinder and features oversized satin chrome PATHFINDER lettering. There are now 14 available color combinations.
Nissan Pathfinder features
All-wheel-drive models come with Nissan’s “Intelligent 4WD.” It features a seven-position drive and terrain mode selector. Those include Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut, and Tow modes…