If you're a driver in O'Fallon, St. Louis, Saint Peters, or St. Charles looking for a rugged SUV that can help you haul heavy loads, Nissan may just have your perfect vehicle. When you're looking for an SUV with substantial towing capacity, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a sure bet with its 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.1

Join our team at St. Charles Nissan as we take a deep dive into the towing capacity of the Nissan Pathfinder.

How Much Can the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Tow?

With the proper equipment, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder towing capacity is 6,000 pounds.1 Having this much towing power means you'll easily be able to haul a wide range of equipment, including small boats and campers.

The reason that the Pathfinder can provide such impressive towing ability is its powerful engine. In every version of this SUV, you'll find an unstoppable V6 direct-injection gas engine that outputs 284 horsepower for quick acceleration and 259 lb-ft of torque for big towing ability.

The engine of the Pathfinder is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission that effectively transmits engine power to your wheels so that you have a great driving experience. Also, because the Pathfinder offers a sleek crossover body, you'll have much better handling and stability while towing than you might with a truck of similar size. 

Pathfinder Off-Road Abilities

One of the reasons the Pathfinder is such a prized SUV is its ability to leave the pavement behind in search of more remote adventures. It can be outfitted with an Intelligent 4x4 system that's designed to distribute power evenly between all wheels to keep you pushing forward on just about any terrain.

You'll also get to enjoy the adaptability of seven selectable drive modes. They'll help this SUV mold to the path ahead, giving you more capability on whatever road you're towing on. The selectable modes include:

  • Mud/Rut
  • Sand
  • Snow
  • Tow
  • Sport
  • Eco

Dual Flow Path® shock absorbers also come standard. This innovative Nissan performance feature comes with unique valves that increase damping force relative to the piston speed, which helps smooth out small road imperfections and filter out jarring off-road impacts.

How Do You Tow a Trailer Off-Road?

The Nissan Pathfinder is a tried-and-true off-road warrior, which may have you wondering if it's safe to tow off-road. The answer is yes! When the proper precautions are made it's totally possible and safe to tow off-road.

If you're planning to tow off-road, choose an off-road trailer. They come with off-road tires and tougher wheels-they should preferably match those equipped to your SUV. You'll also want to lower the pressure of your trailer's tires. This will provide a more relaxed ride.

It's also a good idea to activate Tow Mode-especially when off-road towing. It optimizes the transmission for hauling, which helps reduce gear hunting, so you can enjoy a smooth, capable ride on any type of terrain.

A pro tip for towing off-road: Go slow! A trailer hitch, extra weight, and more tires on the ground give you more ways to get stuck. Maintaining a slow and steady pace will keep you forging ahead. You can also use the Pathfinder's available Hill Descent Control when towing down a hill. 

Features That Make Towing Safer

When you're towing equipment with your Pathfinder, you want to know that you're going to be safe. Fortunately, this SUV offers a selection of safety features that will keep you secure, whether you're trailering or simply taking a spin around town.

Every Pathfinder model comes standard with Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking. This system can gauge the distance between your SUV and another vehicle and will alert you if it detects a potential collision. If you don't respond to this warning, this feature will apply your brakes automatically to avoid the impact or lessen its severity. It's especially useful when hauling a boat or trailer because the extra weight requires more stopping distance.

Blind Spot Warning is an available safety feature that is also very useful when you're towing something with your Pathfinder. Having a trailer attached to your SUV will increase the size of your blind spot, so it's important that you're aware when another vehicle is outside your field of vision. By alerting you to the presence of other vehicles, the Blind Spot Warning system will make you more confident when hauling out on the open road.

An Intelligent Around View® Monitor is also available. It gives you a 360-degree view that will help when you're lining up the SUV and a trailer before hitching.

Towing in Comfort with the Pathfinder

A capable towing SUV is about more than just a strong engine, off-road abilities, and smart technology-it's about being comfortable while you get the job done. That's why the Pathfinder has room for your whole crew with seating for up to seven.

You'll be completely comfortable no matter what the weather is like. The available Climate-Controlled front seats cool down or heat up with the touch of a button. There's also available Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, so everyone can stay ideally comfortable.

If your trailer is full, there's still plenty of room in the Pathfinder for your smaller items. There's 16.6 cubic feet behind the third row, but you can lower both the rear rows to open 80.5 cubic feet. That might even be enough storage space to leave the trailer at home. 

Put the Towing Capacity of the Pathfinder to the Test!

If you have any questions about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder towing capacity, or if you're ready to take this exciting SUV for a test drive, you should take a trip to St. Charles Nissan. We provide a generous selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, meaning you can visit our lot and quickly find a model that meets your precise wants and needs.

Our goal is helping you find an automobile that fits you like a glove, and our team won't rest until you're on the road in Saint Peters, St. Charles, O'Fallon, and St. Louis in the vehicle of your dreams.

1 Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

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