2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Overview
- Brand new model for 2014
- 250 total horsepower
- 25/28 mpg city/highway
The brand-new Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid adds an extra dose of fuel efficiency to the seven-seat crossover for 2014.
Based on the Pathfinder, which was redesigned in 2013, the Pathfinder Hybrid keeps many of the same features and styling with a few slight differences. From the outside, you’ll be hard pressed to tell the two apart; beyond unique LED taillights and a few “hybrid” badges on the front doors and the rear, things are pretty much identical. A dual-pane panoramic moonroof is optional, as is a convenient power liftgate with position memory.
Under the hood, the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid combines a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with a 15 kW electric motor which team up to produce 250 total horsepower. The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that is recharged as you drive via a regenerative braking system. Front-wheel drive is standard, with a four-wheel drive system optional. The Pathfinder Hybrid returns 25/28 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 24/27 mpg with four-wheel drive equipped.
Inside, the Pathfinder Hybrid adds a few standard features compared to its gas-only counterpart, including an information center with a 7-inch color screen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and a powered driver’s seat. Tri-zone automatic climate control is also standard, as is push-button start. The Pathfinder Hybrid’s advanced technology doesn’t just live under the hood, it offers plenty of optional tech in cabin such as a touch-screen navigation with live traffic and weather updates, a tri-zone entertainment system that adds a pair of 7-inch rear monitors and two pairs of wireless headphones, and a Bose speaker system.
The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid offers antilock brakes, front side-impact and three-row side curtain airbags, and an electronic stability system as standard safety features. Also standard is the handy Easy-Fill tire alert system, which honks the horn when the tires have been inflated to the correct pressure. Rear parking sensors and a backup camera are optional, but the star of the show is Nissan’s Around View Monitor technology. It uses cameras places around the vehicle to display an overhead, 360-degree view of the Pathfinder which makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces.