Finding the path to comfort, safety and style: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder launched

Nissan Guam launched the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder on Guam. Photo by Mar-Vic Cagurangan

By Joseph Meyers

If you’re in the market for a new mid-size family SUV, you’re in for some good news. Nissan Guam has launched its all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.

The new Nissan Pathfinder model is available on Guam in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive and various trims and colors.

While Nissan offers four trims, three trims are now available locally. Well, we drove one for a quick spin recently to give the casual reader a quick impression, while leaving the full reviews for the experts elsewhere.

Released globally, this summer, the new Pathfinder has all the stylings expected of a mid-size family SUV, with some modern upgrades for safety, comfort and performance.

Most noticeable is the larger interior volume, including the front pedestal area, wider rear cargo width and greater towing capability (6000 lbs).

Technically, it’s referred to as a mid-size crossover SUV, but that term is getting less relevant as it feels less like a car or truck, but more as its own thing. The crossover has grown up.

For the uninitiated, a crossover SUV simply means that it shared a common platform with a passenger car, instead of a truck.

While it’s marketed as a “family” vehicle, don’t let that fool you into dismissing it as boring.

It's called a family vehicle, probably due to its larger size and price tag, rather than any compromise on performance or style. It’s not frumpy, and only slightly more "boxy-looking" than its predecessor. It certainly will provide for any performance and seating needs locally in this class.