2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Its Competition

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder faces a challenge it didn’t have when the fourth-generation model launched for 2013, in that every automaker has a three-row crossover SUV, and they’re all pretty good.

The 2021 Kia Telluride, our Best Car To Buy 2020, and 2021 Hyundai Palisade top the class in style, features, value, and overall appeal.

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid claims the fuel efficiency crown with a 35 mpg rating with all-wheel drive.

For interior roominess, the Volkswagen Atlas stretches out but lags in performance, and the roomy Honda Pilot doesn’t race any hearts but it does everything well.

In style, the Pathfinder’s profile could be mistaken for a Ford Explorer that comes with a triad of engines and a half-dozen trims that get expensive.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder2022 Nissan PathfinderGet Your Price2021 Ford Explorer Timberline2021 Ford ExplorerGet Your Price2021 Honda Pilot2021 Honda Pilot
#10 in Large SUVs
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#13 in Large SUVs
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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder packs a value with good standard features and a roomy interior.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
6.3
The 2021 Honda Pilot does a solid impression of a minivan, minus the cultural baggage.
7.5
The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.
7.2
The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.
5.8
The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.
MSRP From     
$33,410$32,925$32,550$32,190$35,085$31,545
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
S 2WDBase RWDLX 2WDLX FWDL FWD (GS)2.0T S FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
878885
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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