2022 Nissan Pathfinder Pricing Starts At $34,560

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, Automotive Editor - June 10, 2021

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder arrives as a fully-redesigned SUV with a brawnier design, new tech features, and a new nine-speed automatic transmission that replaces the old continuously variable automatic transmission. The extensive changes result in a price tag of $34,560 (with destination), which is $1,430 higher than before for the base trim and up to $3,180 more depending on what trim you go with.

A $1,430 increase for the 2022 Pathfinder S compared to the 2020 model year isn’t a large amount for a full redesign and the new model is well worth the extra money. Beyond the rugged design and more spacious interior, the 2022 Pathfinder also brings more standard tech features. A 7-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced safety features are standard. For the 2020 model year, automatic emergency braking was the only standard safety feature. You had to move up to the SV to get a few advanced features.

Nissan is still saving a few extra safety features for the SV trim, which will probably be the most popular trim for the 2022 lineup. The 2022 Pathfinder SV is priced at $37,350 or $1,430 more than before and brings Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system that consists of adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

Nissan Pathfinder

Upper trims come with even more tech, like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and a surround-view camera. Moving up to higher trims, though, is when the 2022 Pathfinder really widens the gap from the 2020 model. The Platinum trim is an extra $2,970 from the 2020 model and $3,180 more if you get four-wheel drive.

Nissan has priced the 2022 Pathfinder accordingly to be competitive in the midsize class. The Kia Telluride ($33,415), Honda Pilot ($33,725), Hyundai Palisade ($33,860), Subaru Ascent ($33,345), Ford Explorer ($33,920), and Chevrolet Traverse ($30,995) are all more affordable than the new Pathfinder. The Mazda CX-9 ($35,335) and Toyota Highlander ($36,260) are slightly more expensive.

The Pathfinder desperately needed a full redesign. The fourth-gen model ran from 2013 to 2020 and wasn’t exactly a popular option in the segment. In 2020, Nissan sold 48,579 Pathfinders. Last year, Kia sold 75,129 units of the Telluride, Toyota sold 212,276 Highlanders, Ford sold 226,215 Explorers, and Honda sold 123,813 Pilots. With the changes, we expect the 2022 Pathfinder to be far more competitive than before.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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