Nissan Pathfinder Interior: Everything You Need To Know

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The Nissan Pathfinder remains one of the key players in the midsize crossover SUV segment. Like many modern-day three-row SUVs, the Pathfinder aims to replace the good old minivans but with more off-roading chops and towing capacity.

For 2022, the Pathfinder receives a comprehensive redesign with a slightly more rugged, tech-laden family SUV with plenty of interior space and upscale creature comforts. It’s clear that Nissan wants the Pathfinder to compete with midsize segment leaders like the Hyundai Palisade, Toyota Highlander, and Kia Telluride.

If you want to know more about the Nissan Pathfinder interior, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll highlight the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder interior features and everything you need to know. Let’s dive right in!

Pathfinder Seating Capacity and Dimensions

If there is one thing you can’t fault at the Pathfinder, it’s the SUV’s roomy interior. With a maximum capacity of eight passengers, the 2022 Pathfinder is a great vehicle to transport your large family in comfort – in fact, interior space is the Pathfinder’s most significant improvement.

While the Pathfinder remains a three-row SUV, customers now have the option to convert the 2nd-row seats for captain chairs, which is always a good feature for family SUVs. The 2022 Pathfinder offers plenty of legroom to accommodate everyone in relative comfort. The first row occupants have 44.3 inches of legroom and 42.3 inches of headroom (without a moonroof).

The second-row seating’s legroom and headroom aren’t the best in class, but it’s considerably improved over the previous models. Meanwhile, second-row passengers have 35.5 inches of legroom and 39.6 inches of headroom (without a moonroof). In addition, accessing the third-row seats is a cinch, with 28 inches of legroom and 37.8 inches of headroom (without a moonroof).

The third-row seating isn’t exactly the definition of roomy, so it’s best reserved for kids and teens. In comparison, the Palisade has 31.4 inches of legroom in the third row. However, the Pathfinder offers solid headroom, hip room, and shoulder room and beats many of its competitors.

One of Pathfinder’s seating system highlights is the EZ FLEX 2nd-row Seating System feature. Using this system, the 2nd-row chairs will slide forward and tilt, so passengers can easily access the third row.


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Pathfinder Cargo and Storage

You can’t talk about the Nissan Pathfinder interior without mentioning its cargo capacity. The 2022 Pathfinder is an adventure-ready SUV which means it’s ready for everything you’ll throw at it, cargo-wise. The cargo space is only a marginal improvement over the previous models, but it’s an improvement nonetheless. 

Starting with the space behind the third row, the Pathfinder has 16.6 cubic feet of space, which is relatively mediocre. For your reference, the Hyundai Palisade offers 18 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. The Pathfinder’s third-row space is on the tighter side, but it should easily accommodate a few small bags and groceries.

With the third-row seats folded, the cargo space expands to 45 cubic feet, or 80.5 cubic feet, when you fold the second-row seats. Once again, these aren’t best-in-class numbers, but the Pathfinder is wide and open enough to provide a spacious interior for passengers and cargo.

For storage, the Pathfinder offers several storage solutions, including lower dash storage bins, under-shifter storage, and a second-row seating console. However, one of our favorite storage spaces is the under-floor compartment which can store your tools and gear.

Pathfinder Interior Features

For 2022, one of the main goals of Nissan for the Pathfinder is superior comfort, and the SUV delivers in spades. Nissan doesn’t expressly point out if the front seats are “zero gravity” variants, but they’re pretty comfortable nonetheless.

For premium appointments, the Pathfinder comes in available semi-aniline leather seats, which are appropriately cushy and contour well to your body. The driver’s seat also features a Memory System that remembers exactly how you want your chair to be. On top of your seat, the system also saves your steering wheel and outside mirror positions. This helps ensure an optimal driving experience every time. Furthermore, the system can save two different profiles, which is especially beneficial if you share the vehicle.

As mentioned, the 2022 Pathfinder is available in a standard three-seat bench (8-seater) or two captain chairs (7-seater). The two captain chairs offer armrests and a center console which you can easily remove with a press of a button. You’ll have captain chairs by default if you buy the Platinum trim.

The Pathfinder is adequately decked out with interior features and creature comforts, especially with the higher trims. Other interior features of the Pathfinder include the panoramic moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate system, a remote engine start system, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats, and more. Overall, the Nissan Pathfinder interior doesn’t disappoint in terms of comfort.


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Pathfinder Tech and Safety Features

The 2022 Pathfinder is also loaded with tech, but it’s not exactly a trailblazer compared to the competition. It comes with a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with the NissanConnect system interface baked in. Fortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is a standard so that you can stream your favorite media effortlessly. A larger 9.0-inch display becomes standard once you upgrade to the SL and Platinum Pathfinder trims.

Nissan also offers plenty of optional features with the Pathfinder, but they’re primarily carryovers from its Rogue lineup. Optional features include a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, WiFi hotspot, wireless charging pad, heads-up display, in-dash navigation system, and a 13-speaker Bose stereo system.

Regarding safety, the 2022 Pathfinder is one of the safest three-row SUVs you can get – thanks to its host of standard and available safety technology features. The standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and high beam assist.

The SV trims and above also receive the impressive ProPilot Assist driver suite with adaptive cruise control. Meanwhile, the SL and Platinum trims feature advanced navigation-linked cruise control, which detects current road conditions, and automatically slows down during turns and bends. Nissan’s lauded ProPilot system is undoubtedly one of the best driver-assist systems in the industry.


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