Such a Tease

Nissan previews redesigned 2022 Pathfinder in new teaser video

The Nissan Pathfinder will be revealed next week.

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

There's a new Nissan Pathfinder on the horizon. The fifth generation of the model is expected to debut next week. Ahead of the debut, the Japan-based automaker has released a teaser video showing a good portion of the redesigned three-row SUV.

The video starts by showcasing the new Nissan logo followed by large "Pathfinder" script that appears to be located on the rear of the SUV. The Pathfinder moves from the water to the mud to snow, giving an indication of the vehicle's all-terrain capabilities, before showing off narrow, wide set headlights at the corners of the front of the vehicle.

Next, the full back of the vehicle is shown off as it traverses a dirt trail. This Pathfinder appears boxier and beefier than its predecessor, with dark pillars and what is possibly a darkened roof.

The All-New 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder was last updated for the 2017 model year, given a beefier appearance. From the looks of things, Nissan has taken that a step further with the new model. giving it a more square appearance in line with how the Armada and Rogue look.

The Pathfinder is the fourth redesigned or refreshed SUV that Nissan has introduced in the last year. The refreshed Nissan Kicks started off things in early 2020. The all-electric Nissan Ariya SUV and two-row Rogue were next with a complete redesign. Then the Armada debuted in late 2020. Nissan has the Rogue Sport/Qashqai redesign up next. It's already been spotted testing.

Nissan will also introduce a new Z car and the next-gen Frontier midsize pickup truck in the coming year as part of its robust rollout of cars of the future.

The company has also recently added a roster of driver assistance and safety technologies as a part of the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite to a number of current models.

The fifth-gen Pathfinder will debut on February 4.

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The QX60 is all-new for 2022.


Infiniti has released detailed specs and features for its all-new QX60 SUV. The upscale family hauler will land later this year with a reasonable starting price, updated tech, a nicely appointed cabin, and plenty more. The automaker offers its new SUV in four trims, each of which is available with all-wheel drive: Pure, Luxe, Sensory, and Autograph.

The QX60 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available, and all models get a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Infiniti says that the gearbox has a low first gear that helps deliver better acceleration and power off the line, and taller upper gears for smoother cruising on the highway. The revised all-wheel drive system is more responsive and engages more quickly than the system in the previous model.

2022 Infiniti QX60 The QX60 gets leather and several luxury features as standard kit. Infiniti

An upgraded interior is in the cards for the new QX60, as all models now get leather, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel as standard equipment. Front passengers' backsides are treated to Infiniti's excellent zero-gravity seats and a stiffer second-row seat frame reduces vibration and noise in the cabin. Infiniti says that the cabin itself has more sound-deadening materials and thicker glass in the second row, which together yield a 7 percent improvement in noise on the highway.

2022 Infiniti QX60 A digital gauge cluster comes on all but the base model.Infiniti

A 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard that runs wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Six USB ports, nine speakers, HD Radio Bluetooth, voice commands, and SiriusXM radio are also standard. All but the base Pure trim level come with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and the top Autograph model gets a 10.8-inch full-color head-up display and a smart rearview mirror.

The new QX60 goes on sale this fall in the U.S. and Canada. Pricing starts at $47,875 for the base Pure model and tops out at $64,275 for the top Autograph AWD trim.

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Initial quality study

Nissan Maxima earns top spot in J.D. Power study

The Maxima earned the best model score in J.D. Power's 2021 quality study.


J.D. Power has released the results of its 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS), and found that the Nissan Maxima achieved the highest score of any single model. The car earned a score of just 85 problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) and Nissan performed well overall in the study. The Maxima entered its sixth generation in 2016 and has remained on sale relatively unchanged since, though Nissan has updated the car with new tech and safety equipment over the years.

Nissan's scores landed it at fourth among mass market brands. The Altima, Maxima, and Murano took the top spots in their respective segments as well. The automaker also took home a top score for its Smyrna Assembly facility in Tennessee, which houses production for the Murano SUV. The six-million square-foot plant earned a gold award for producing vehicles with the fewest defects in the Americas.

2021 Nissan Maxima Infotainment was cited a a major problem area for new car owners.Nissan

Nissan's results are impressive, but Ram has an even bigger reason to celebrate. With a score of 128 PP100, the automaker was the highest-ranking brand in overall quality for the first time ever. Sister company Dodge earned the number-two spot with 139 PP100. Lexus tied with Mitsubishi at number three with a score of 144 PP100, which also made Lexus the highest-ranking premium brand.

J.D. Power surveyed over 110,000 purchasers and lessees of new vehicles for the 2021 study. Owners were asked 223 questions across nine categories on vehicle features, infotainment, seats, and others. On average, scores for the industry as a whole improve by about 3 percent each year, but progress slowed in 2021 to 2 percent. J.D. Power says that infotainment issues were the primary cause of slowing quality improvement levels.

2021 Nissan Maxima Three other Nissan models scored well in the study.Nissan

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