The three-row Pathfinder was redesigned for 2022 with a squared-off exterior, the latest infotainment technology, and an option for second-row captain's chairs.
Overall, it's a significant improvement over its bland, clumsy predecessor.
The 3.5-liter, 284-hp V6 now comes mated to a nine-speed automatic (replacing the previous CVT), together delivering smooth and effortless propulsion.
The ride is steady if a bit stiff-legged, but handling is responsive for a midsized SUV.
Controls are easy to use, thanks to physical buttons and knobs for commonly-used climate and infotainment functions.
Many active safety and driver assist features come standard, including FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, RCTW, and LDW.
Nissan's ProPilot Assist active driving assistance system--which combines ACC and lane-centering--is optional.