Nissan Unveils All-New 2022 Frontier & Pathfinder


2022 Nissan Frontier & Pathfinder
All-New 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. Credit: Nissan.

Nissan is on a roll - literally when it comes to rolling out more redesigned vehicles. It’s just introduced the all-new 2022 Frontier mid-size pickup and the all-new 2022 Pathfinder SUV. We’ll see both of these on dealer lots this summer.

The introductions follow the new Kicks and Armada unveiled in December. (The Kicks recently went on sale starting from $19,500.) Nissan calls the Frontier and Pathfinder an “important next step in Nissan NEXT”, that’s the company's global plan to transform its product lineup as well as its business and company culture.

"Under the Nissan NEXT plan, we promised to introduce 10 new models over 20 months for the U.S. market," said Allyson Witherspoon, Nissan U.S. vice president and chief marketing officer. "Today, we're completing that promise with two of Nissan's most iconic nameplates, the Pathfinder and Frontier. I'm proud to say that the future has never looked brighter for Nissan and our customers."

Still to come, the upcoming all-electric Ariya crossover as well as a production version of the Z Proto sports car.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan says the all-new 2022 Pathfinder offers a “bold, rugged, completely redesigned exterior and a family adventure-ready interior.”

It’s equipped with a standard 284-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 paired with an all-new 9-speed transmission. Available all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector helps provide confident driving on- and-off-road. Nissan says the Pathfinder offers best-in-class available 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder. Credit: Nissan.

Inside, the redesigned cabin fits up to eight people and includes a new captain's chairs option. Newly available technology features include an all-new 10.8-inch Head-up Display, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link and standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360.

2022 Nissan Frontier

Nissan says the new 2022 Frontier is based upon more than 62 years of Nissan truck heritage. Nissan says the pickup stays true to its past, while addressing modern mid-size truck buyer needs. There is a new massive grille and chiseled hood up front, framed by new precision interlocking headlights. It’s available as either 2WD- or 4WD and comes equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine with best-in-class 310-horsepower. Nissan says it’s 9-speed transmission is designed to maximize efficiency and provide strong acceleration.

Nissan also says it’s made the Frontier’s ride smoother thanks to new hydraulic cab mounts that reduce road vibration by 80 percent and new urethane jounce bumpers that provide improved damping. In addition to a larger front stabilizer bar, a rear stabilizer bar reduces body roll and increases traction.

2022 Nissan Frontier.
2022 Nissan Frontier.

2022 Nissan Frontier. Credit: Nissan.

The Frontier also has an available high-utility bed that includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and Utili-track™ Channel System. The Utili-Track™ system with three special "C" cross-section rails mounted in the bed. In addition, four fixed bed tie-down hooks help secure adventure gear of all shapes and sizes.

The cabin includes a standard, largest-in-class 7-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display and an available, largest-in-class 9-inch color touchscreen. Standard technology includes Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM, with WiFi and wireless charging available. Nissan Safety Shield® 360 is available on every trim.

Both will be available this summer. You can check out the digital debut of the 2022 Frontier and Pathfinder below:

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