Auto123 reviews the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.
The Nissan Pathfinder is an underrated and under-discussed SUV in my opinion. The model has certainly softened over the years, having gone from a hard-nosed 4x4 to a comfortable three-row family crossover, but just the same the name continues on in the lineup right along with other veterans like the Z, Maxima and Sentra.
Summer means family road trip in our household, so I decided to see with Nissan Canada if a Pathfinder equipped with a towing package was available for a 2,500+ km trip, a distance a bit longer than the 500 km or so we’re usually “allotted” for a conventional test drive. Of course, I would have preferred a hybrid model, if only to save a few extra bucks at the pump - especially in these days of 2-buck-a-litre gas - but there were no such vehicles available that could also take on my four-bike rack.
Also, the number of different stops along the way meant we had to carry a lot more equipment, including camping gear and even some games to keep the boys busy. In short, a vehicle with crossbars was the perfect candidate to host my INNO cargo box on the roof. I was delighted to learn that Nissan’s Pathfinder press model had those very bars on top of the panoramic roof of the Platinum trim.