Although there has been a lot of speculation about the Nissan Frontier, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder remains shrouded in mystery.Nissan is wasting no time in trying to make 2021 a more successful year for the brand following the announcement that two new vehicles are on the way: the Nissan Frontier and the Nissan Pathfinder. The car manufacturer now has a website devoted to the two new vehicles with a countdown and a single teaser to their upcoming reveal.
What’s New For The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder?
For those who are excited about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, do not expect any radical changes from the 2021 Nissan Pathfinder. Nonetheless, the transmission system inside the car can also be upgraded to a 9-speed automatic, thereby providing drivers with improved handling and ride dynamics. With four trim levels on offer within two different drivetrain configurations, this performance-driven SUV will be priced between $31,980 for the Base trim going up to $44,910 for the top trim.
What Can We Expect From The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder’s Engine?
Under the bonnet, the current Nissan Pathfinder’s 3.5-liter petrol V6 is expected to carry over. The engine is expected to belt out between 284-310 hp, and there is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Inline-4 unit for the top trim. Many anticipate that the SUV will be upgraded in the future with a hybrid version, but Nissan is keeping details about its plans here under close wraps. The Nissan Pathfinder’s gasoline engine is rather impressive and drivers have no reason to fear that this vehicle will let them down on the roads. It is smooth on the highways and in the cities, but it may feel a bit flat at times.
Drivers who love to push the limits will love the Nissan Pathfinder because its naturally aspirated V6 engine and upgraded transmission system means that the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds. But the anticipated change in the transmission system should result in the Nissan Pathfinder being able to hit this mark in just under 7 seconds. The SUV will also include an all-wheel drive setup in the future with shift-on-the-fly terrain modes.
How Will The Nissan Pathfinder’s Engine Affect Its Performance?
Due to the disappointment of the current Nissan Pathfinder’s handling and its heavy steering column, drivers should expect a lot of changes to the new SUV’s driving. The all-wheel-drive of the latter acts beautifully in challenging weather conditions whilst being able to maintain a perfect balance in hotter climates.
With highly upgraded and advanced features, the new Nissan Pathfinder will be employed with direct fuel ignition and a mirror bore cylinder coating that will streamline the combustion process and will definitely reduce the engine weight. Therefore, the new SUV’s fuel economy will be far better than its predecessor’s. Drivers can also travel longer distances because there will be a 19.5-gallon fuel tank.