2023 Nissan Pathfinder: What We Know So Far
2023 Nissan Pathfinder – Nissan’s pathfinder was first in 1996 as a body-on-frame rival to the Ford Bronco II and Jeep Cherokee. It was difficult and durable, but unfortunately, the utilitarian approach didn’t last, with the next generation taking more car-like approaches.
Pathfinder is no exception to the current R52 series. Adapted for transporting families, it is a far from mid-90s forbearer. Unfortunately, it’s also very long in the teeth – dating from 2013, in fact.
Fortunately for Pathfinder fans, the Japanese carmaker has a new one in development, and we took a preview of the illustration of what to expect later this year.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder
We’re not really sure what model year this should say, as some of the debuts set for this year have been delayed. But SUVs should be available by the middle of next year, so we’ll call it Pathfinder 2023 to be sure.
The Pathfinder prototype was last seen in July. However, since another more exciting debut has its priorities, the Russian website Kolesa graphic artist only now gets round to rendering Pathfinder 2022.
Their two photos are so realistic that you would think this is a press photo. But at the same time, it doesn’t look that different from Rogue, at least from the front.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Features
The frontal style is dominated by a bold ‘V-motion grille and separate LED headlights that exude a modern technical appearance.
Moving sideways reveals the same proportions as the outgoing model while featuring a Juke-inspired shoulder line and a lower roof. Outback, the view is upright and boxy, with the rear glass now wrapped around the tailgate.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior
As with the exterior, the pathfinder cabin that comes out is arguably average. Fortunately, the past sins have been corrected with an impressive new interior, benefiting from high-quality materials and better occupant space.
The seven-seat wagon is expected to have a flat-bottom steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, and a large high freestanding touchscreen on the dashboard with HVAC controls positioned below.
Nissan previewed its future infotainment offerings through its intended Ariya concept of production last year. The new Pathfinder will get a Toyota RAV4-style gear lever surrounded by piano black trim, wireless charging pads, and a rotary field mode selector.
Here, we see an equally powerful combination of a U-shaped grille and LED light. Compared to today’s aging models, the SUV profile looks much more chiseled and has gotten rough cladding around the wheel arches. Both of these elements were taken from the smaller Rogue because the prototype was so obscured.
The new mid-range Nissan SUV will sport a much slimmer taillight connected in the middle by a chrome strip. Meanwhile, the bumpers are mostly black plastic with false chrome inserts.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Engine
If pathfinder shares its engine with other Nissans, the most likely powertrain at launch is the 3.5-liter V6 which is officially rated around 300 hp and 260 hp and 261 lb-ft Maxima mid-size sedan.
The other two possible powertrains are the 2.0-liter turbo from the Infiniti QX50 and the 2.5-liter hybrid drive needed to compete with the Toyota Venza.
Nissan Pathfinder Rivals
The new Pathfinder will compete against various SUVs such as Ford’s Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Subaru Ascent, Kia Sorento, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Honda Pilot.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date
As Rogue recently revealed, we expect Pathfinder to debut later this year as a 2022MY offering or as 2023MY if Nissan pushes its introductory over delays caused by the ongoing pandemic.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder: eight-seater SUV
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has officially launched, with up to eight passengers accommodated in the family SUV.
Nissan has chosen a proven 3.5-liter petrol V6 engine for the new Pathfinder – built-in from its previous form, but with improved 10kW/11Nm with a total power of 212kW and 351Nm torque.
The old CVT automatic model has been replaced with a new nine-speed conventional automatic transmission, available with front-drive or all wheels.
Like other vehicles recently revealed by the Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan has chosen to launch the Pathfinder with a single gasoline engine.
While an alternative hybrid powertrain is expected in due course, it’s possible the Pathfinder 2022 could be offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, along with the Infiniti QX50 sold in the US, developing the 200kW – although there is no word on whether this will be available.
With the help of a hybrid, or if we will see a supercharged 2.5-liter engine offered with the service of electricity, as in the last model.
Unconfirmed for Australia is the weight of the brake puller, but indications from the US suggest that Pathfinder 2022 will match the 2700kg towing capacity claimed by the previous version.
In fact, most older cars remain under the skin of new models, with new SUVs using 2900mm wheelbases from previous models.
The overall length has shrunk by 38mm to 5003mm, while the width and height of the car have increased by about 19mm and 12mm to 1979mm and 1778mm, respectively.
On the outside, the Nissan Pathfinder 2022 has been treated to an all-new design, with an upright and confident shape – said to be reminiscent of previous generations – and a more sophisticated set of lines, helping to differentiate the model from the smaller X. -Trail brother.
The front enjoys the company’s new design language, with c-shaped LED headlights with distinctive daytime running lights, Nissan’s V-motion grilles, and sleek taillights.
The new pathfinder chrome satin badge is now dominantly placed across the back door of the motion-activated power.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
Inside with the third row accommodating three passengers on a 60/40 folding bench seat. A 7-seat configuration is also available as an option, with the captain’s chair mounted in the second row with a detachable center console.
To help passengers get on and off from the third row, Nissan offers a one-touch folding and sliding function for second-row seats. Heated seats are also available for rear passengers.
The driver and front passenger enjoy the temperature-controlled seats, while the interior is clad in semi-aniline leather. A panoramic sunroof is also available.
Infotainment comes thanks to a 9.0-inch touchscreen running the ‘NissanConnect’ brand infotainment system, including wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto capabilities and Wi-Fi hotspots.
Drivers get a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel with a 10.8-inch head-up display. At the same time, other interior features include wireless smartphone charging, satellite navigation, a 360-degree camera, and a Bose premium audio system with 13 speakers.
Nissan says the new Pathfinder is quieter than previous models, with thicker second-row glass and good sound insulation – absorbing 60 percent more engine sound.
Nissan Pathfinder Safety
Nissan’s onboard ‘ProPilot Assist’ system with adaptive cruise control and lane guard assistance offers semi-autonomous speed control on the highway, while the brand’s ‘Safety Shield 360’ safety package offers front and rear autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic alerts, lane-lane warnings, and high beam assistance.
The system also offers intelligent front collision alerts, ‘intelligent’ driver attention monitoring, blind spot intervention, intelligent lane intervention, and traffic sign recognition. The vehicle is also equipped with ten airbags as standard.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date
2022 Pathfinder is scheduled to go on sale in the US mid-year. We will likely see Pathfinder arrive in late 2021 or early 2022.