2022 Pathfinder vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas


2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas in Woodbridge, ON

The latest Nissan Pathfinder returns to a segment with plenty of stiff competition, and we at Alta Nissan Woodbridge thought it only natural to compare it to the rival 2022 Volkswagen Atlas. There's plenty to like about both these SUVs, but the 2022 Pathfinder sets itself apart with a robust powertrain, reimagined exterior design, and a cabin that's truckish and mature in equal measure. Those based in Woodbridge or Vaughan, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, or Toronto, Ontario can find out which of these new models gets the nod below before visiting our dealership to peruse our new Nissan inventory.

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2022 Pathfinder vs. 2022 Atlas Interior & Exterior

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder's reviews have heaped praise on its reimagined interior and exterior design, and rightfully so. This formidable SUV returns to the market with a bang, boasting a rugged, truckish exterior with a touch of class. A bold front end, aggressive grille, LED lighting, and a stylish rear end cap the new Pathfinder's design, while those looking to add a personal touch can choose from nearly a dozen single- and two-tone body colours and several sleek alloy wheel designs. The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas, by comparison, joins the market with a clean and mature exterior, but one that will only win the hearts of those looking for something a little more understated.

As for its interior, the 2022 Pathfinder replaces its outgoing model with a cabin that's both truckish and upscale all at once. Generous soft-touch materials and Nissan's lauded, supportive seating make for a welcoming, comfortable cabin with ample room for up to eight passengers over three rows. The latest Pathfinder also boasts a striking, yet upscale dash design that will win the hearts of SUV purists and family-first drivers alike, with numerous storage compartments and class-competitive cargo capacity making stress-free work of demanding errands and longer trips with a crew in tow.

In terms of available comforts, you can enjoy a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone automatic temperature control, leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated front seats at the wheel of this revamped Nissan. As for its rival, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas reviews have praised this SUV's increased length, but criticized a cabin that's short on quality materials and lacking the refinement found in its more popular competitors.

2022 Pathfinder vs. 2022 Atlas Performance

The new Nissan Pathfinder packs quite a punch, as a 3.5-litre V6 engine boasts a solid 284 horsepower and pairs with a new nine-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and replaces the continuously variable transmission of old.

This brawny SUV also offers an all-wheel drive system with seven available drive modes designed to adapt to various conditions and surfaces while maintaining optimal traction and stability.

In addition to its quick acceleration and smooth, composed ride, the latest Pathfinder also keeps engine noise to a minimum and your quiet cabin on long highway jaunts.

This 2022 Nissan model separates itself from the pack with first-rate capability for the segment as well, with a stout towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds for easy work of demanding jobs and family trips.

As far as the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is concerned, this new SUV comes with two available engine options, but each of them has its own drawbacks.

Its base 2.0-litre turbocharged motor could use some extra pep, as it packs nearly 50 horses less than the Pathfinder, while its available V6 does little to enhance the Atlas' dynamics.

Furthermore, despite its reliable ride and deft cornering ability, this Volkswagen's fuel economy leaves much to be desired.

For more on the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder's reviews, performance, and specs, contact us at Alta Nissan Woodbridge today.

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2022 Pathfinder vs. 2022 Atlas Safety & Technology

Nissan's new three-row SUV isn't just generous in pep and comforts, it also offers plenty of tech and safety features. While its rival 2022 Atlas is far from stingy in infotainment and safety technology, the latest Nissan Pathfinder covers all your bases with ease, beginning with a standard eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration. If you're a tech-first kind of driver, you can enjoy available Wi-Fi hotspot capability, wireless smartphone charging, and a built-in navigation system in the 2022 Pathfinder, as well as plenty of driver-assist functions. Automatic high beams and emergency braking come standard, as do a blind-spot monitoring system and lane departure warning function, with Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist system available in the Pathfinder's upper trims for stress-free, confident driving.

If you'd like to obtain financing for your purchase of the latest Nissan Pathfinder, you can get pre-approved in short order with our online credit application. Once you've got the green light, we'll be happy to iron out the details of your purchase and help you become a Pathfinder owner with minimal delay.

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