Adventure-focused 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek adds aggressive styling and off-road-ready suspension


debuts at the 2022 New York International Auto Show; on sale at the end of the summer

NEW YORK, April 11, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Just one year after the launch of the all-new Nissan Pathfinder SUV, the new, bolder, off-road-inspired 2023 Rock Creek Pathfinder joins the Nissan lineup. Offered only in four-wheel drive, the Pathfinder Rock Creek is designed for buyers looking for the next level of fun and adventure, without compromising the family comforts and amenities of other Pathfinder grade levels.

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The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek takes the new Pathfinder’s “return to toughness” theme to a new level of capability with more power, off-road tuned suspension, increased ground clearance and all-terrain tires. (Photo: BusinessWire)

“The 2022 Pathfinder was all about ‘returning tough’ and the Pathfinder Rock Creek takes that spirit even further,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. “From urban jungle to accessible natural beauty just minutes from town, Pathfinder Rock Creek has both the style and the gear to create an adventure just about anywhere.”

Major additions found on the Rock Creek version include:

  • Off-road tuned suspension with 5/8″ lift

  • 18-inch beadlock-style wheels fitted with all-terrain tires

  • Tubular roof rack with a load capacity of up to 220 pounds

  • Exclusive front fascia with dark V-grille and mesh insert

  • Rock Creek Badge

  • Exclusive leatherette + cloth seats with Rock Creek embroidery

  • Orange contrast stitching on seats, steering wheel, dashboard, center console and door panels

  • Smart Panoramic View as standard® Monitor with off-road mode

Other standard equipment includes receiver and tow hitch harness, maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds, 2n/a row captain seats and LED fog lights. It will be available in six monochromatic exterior colors and four two-tone exterior combinations, complementing the aggressive exterior design.

The 2023 Rock Creek Pathfinder also offers increased available horsepower (295 hp vs. 284) and torque (270 lb-ft vs. 259) over standard grades when using premium fuel.1due to revised fuel mapping.

The new Rock Creek, along with the full 2023 Pathfinder lineup, is expected to go on sale in late summer 2022.

The 2022 New York International Auto Show runs from April 15-24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

  1. Premium fuel is not required, regular fuel can be used. The increase in horsepower and torque is only available with premium fuel.

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Colin Price
Nissan Product Communications – Trucks and SUVs
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Josh Clifton
Senior Product Communications Manager
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