At the upcoming press preview for the 2022 New York International Auto Show — which is open to the public from April 15th through the 24th — Nissan will take the wraps off the latest addition to its lineup, the Pathfinder Rock Creek. The Rock Creek edition premieres one year after Nissan came to market with the next-generation Pathfinder, and this special Nissan brings a new level of adventurous capability and styling to the SUV lineup.
“The 2022 Pathfinder was all about a ‘return to rugged,’ and the Pathfinder Rock Creek takes that spirit even further,” said Senior Vice President of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales Michael Colleran. “From the urban jungle to the natural beauty that can be reached within minutes from the city, Pathfinder Rock Creek has both the style and hardware to create an adventure just about anywhere,” noted Colleran.
The Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek stands out from the rest of the lineup with unique badging, a tubular roof rack with a 220-pound load capacity, and a special front fascia with a dark V-Motion grille. LED fog lights are also standard.
All Rock Creek Pathfinders come with four-wheel drive as standard equipment. Additional ability to travel off the beaten path comes via an off-road tuned suspension along with a slight 5/8-inch lift and 18-inch beadlock-style wheels shod with all-terrain tires.
Inside, the Rock Creek edition gets special treatment with exclusive leatherette/fabric seats with the Rock Creek logo stitched into the seatbacks. The seats, steering wheel, instrument panel, center console and door panels all get orange contrasting stitching. Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor also comes as standard equipment along with Off-Road mode.
Nissan has made the stylish captain’s chairs standard in all Pathfinder Rock Creek models.
Nissan’s proven 3.5-liter V6 engine powers the Pathfinder; however, the Rock Creek edition gets a bump in potency to 295 horses (versus 284) and 270 lb-ft of torque (up from 259) when using premium fuel. That power gets sent to all four wheels via a new and smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission. With a standard-equipment tow hitch receiver and harness, the Pathfinder Rock Creek can tow up to 6,000 pounds.
The Rock Creek edition will join the rest of the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder lineup when it begins rolling into showrooms in late summer 2022.