The summer is approaching, and Nissan has something exciting in store for us: the new generation of the Nissan Pathfinder. The previous model, which had not seen any significant updates since 2013, was long overdue for a refresh.
Of course, we can’t wait to get behind the wheel and experience it firsthand. But until then, as is customary, we’re bombarded with information about what to expect. Considering the Pathfinder’s mission, we thought it would be a good idea to share some details about its cargo capabilities that Nissan has provided.
If you’re a current owner who might be interested in the new version or if you’re considering switching models soon in this category, here are some relevant data points.
Despite having very similar exterior dimensions, Nissan has found a way to maximize the interior space. For 2022, the interior volume has increased from 154 cubic feet (4,361 liters) to 164.6 cubic feet (4,661 liters). This means more space for both passengers and cargo.
This feat was achieved by widening the rear track and the overall width of the vehicle. The passage at the height of the rear wheels has also been enlarged.
“We carefully examined every angle to make this vehicle as versatile as possible while offering robust capabilities. Our goal was to transform the Pathfinder into a multifunctional tool on wheels, making it the SUV of choice for hardworking and adventurous families.”
– Jared Haslam, Vice President of Product and Service Planning, Nissan USA and Canada.
Thanks to this additional interior volume, the 2022 Pathfinder now offers easier access to both cargo and passengers. It can accommodate up to eight people when needed. For this purpose, three jump seats can be added to the second row, and two to the third row. This is a first for the model.
That being said, in the second row, you can still enjoy captain’s chairs. Better yet, the center console in this range can be removed without the need for tools. The width between the two seats will reach seven inches, giving you an idea of the size of objects that can be conveniently stored there.
Additional Storage Features
At the front, due to the presence of a small electric gear selector, the center console now offers two storage zones – a traditional console and a new pass-through zone underneath. This configuration adds 13.4 liters of storage. The tunnel under the console can accommodate items such as a handbag, a toolbox, or a full-size tablet, while the traditional console provides space for smaller objects. In total, there are 19.5 liters of storage in this area, nearly three times more than what was available in the previous model.
Furthermore, a new storage shelf is located above the glove box, perfect for phones, sunglasses, or similar-sized items. The glove box itself has a strap for securely storing the owner’s manual, while also offering additional storage space. The Pathfinder is also equipped with 16 cup holders.
“Whether it’s stocking up at the hardware store, planning a family day trip from the trailhead, or simply picking up the kids and their friends after practice, the new 2022 Pathfinder makes life less complicated and more adventurous,” added Jared Haslam.