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2022 Nissan Pathfinder is ready to, um, find some paths

The latest Pathfinder leans back toward ruggedness after spending a generation as a fully fledged mall crawler.

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The O.G. Nissan Pathfinder was a rugged, boxy thing that was more about finding new paths than it was about taking ones that already exist. 

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Over time, and as market forces dictated, the Pathfinder softened its approach until its fourth generation was perhaps a bit too squishy. 

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But now, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is here, and it's done some soul searching to take back a bit of its history.

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Since the 2022 Pathfinder is all about returning to its more rugged roots, it only makes sense that the bite matches the bark. And it does, to a degree.

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You won't be following your dentist in his Defender 110 as he recreates Hannibal's march across the Alps, but the majority of basic off-roading -- tall hills, muddy ruts, sandy crap -- is dealt with in short order. 

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder goes on sale this summer. 

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When it launches, it'll start at $34,560 for a base Pathfinder S with front-wheel drive, topping out at $47,340 for a FWD Platinum.

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Across all trims, AWD is an extra $1,900.

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With pricing accessible to many different groups, and with a solid complement of standard tech and traditional creature comforts, the fifth-generation Pathfinder looks set up for success. 

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