Earlier in the week, Nissan announced a new Pathfinder coming for 2022 (sales starting this summer). While most of the press release went on to describe what you would expect in a new CUV launch, bigger touch screens, roomier, seats better electronic safety measures, something else caught my attention.
According to the release it would be capable of towing 6,000 lbs, which is damn impressive for a FWD based 3-row crossover, I assume this is being helped by the new Transmission. This may be about the highest towing I have ever seen on a FWD chassis but I would need to do more research on it (all the other ones I can think of stop around 5k).
Now my favorite nugget, the press release also said it would be capable of hauling 4x8 sheets of plywood. If that’s with the door closed that would be damn impressive. Right now if you want to do that (with the door closed) your looking at a Suburban or a van (and maybe an Expedition). If it is true that would shrink the line between a minivan and CUV even more. Which makes a lot of sense in some ways. Hopefully, someone can confirm in the next few days if it’s with the door closed.