Nissan Pathfinder Review (2014)

Whats New For 2014

New Cars Reviews - The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is an all-new model.


To get this new-generation pathfinder, nissan abandoned the suvs underlying truck platform to produce a car-based crossover design and braced itself for 2 dirty words : soft-roader. The last-generation pathfinder was a significant, rugged truck adept at off-road journey and towing. However nissan gambled that the pathfinder was happier with improved ride quality and expanded second- and third-row quarters. Along with the 2014 pathfinder hybrid, nissan adds improved fuel economy in the equation.


Instead of one's stout v6 used within the whole customary seven-passenger pathfinder, the hybrid uses a supercharged 2. 5-liter four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder alone sensible for'>works for 230 horsepower, however when combined with the use of a 15kw electrical motor, output jumps to actually 250 hp with 243 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are comparable in the v6s 260 hp and 240 lb-ft, however nissan says the hybrid ought to come up to actually 26 mpg in combined driving. The customary pathfinder returns 22 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive configuration.


Just like the regular pathfinder, the hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission ( cvt ) and is going to provide front- or all-wheel drive. The hybrid wont be ready to tow as a lot of clearly as the v6 pathfinder, however still offers a respectable 3, 500-pound capability.

Aside from led taillights, feel-good badging and hybrid-specific info screens, the 2014 nissan pathfinder hybrid wont look a lot of totally different within or out. The second row still slides and reclines, and nissan says a super-slim battery pack style mounted underneath the third row doesnt infringe on rear legroom or cargo house.


Quality interior materials and fit your head and end dont fall off from infiniti-esque standards, and controls are intuitive and simple to find. Nissan can provide the pathfinder hybrid in sv, sl and platinum trim levels, beginning with customary 18-inch wheels, bluetooth as well as a rearview camera. Choices and customary features on sl and platinum models embody 20-inch wheels, leather altogether 3 rows, tri-zone climate management, a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen show, a premium 13-speaker bose audio system as well as a rear seat entertainment system.


Nissan hasnt announced pricing for our 2014 pathfinder hybrid however, however says the hybrid can carry a $3, 000 premium during the customary model, that starts at $28, 650. By our math, thats a 25 p.c increase in fuel economy to produce a 10 p.c value hike. The 2014 nissan pathfinder hybrid is accessible this summer. Check back to produce a full review, as well as specs, driving impressions and shopping for recommendation because it becomes accessible.