It’s been just over a month since this 2022 Nissan Pathfinder joined our Long Term Fleet and so far we’ve enjoyed putting 1,400 miles on our Platinum trim tester, equipped with rear captain’s chairs, a panoramic moonroof and all the connectivity you need.
One of our gripes with the last-gen model was the CVT, but we praised Nissan during our recent Road Test for replacing it with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
While it’s true most people probably wouldn’t mind or even notice the CVT, we’re glad Nissan made the switch to a geared transmission in this Pathfinder. It offers the seamlessness of a CVT without the monotonous tones under hard acceleration. I mean, it’s really well matched with this stout V6 engine.
Currently, our fuel economy average is sitting around 20.2 miles per gallon, a little lower than we’d like, but we expect to see it rise with more highway driving.
You can find all of the Nissan Pathfinder’s Long Term updates here: https://www.motorweek.org/reviews/long_term/2022-nissan-pathfinder
See more of our Long Term updates: https://www.motorweek.org/reviews/long_term/