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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid vs. 2015 Acura RDX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid than in the Acura RDX. The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Acura RDX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid and the Acura RDX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is much wider than the Acura RDX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Acura RDX.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Acura RDX.

Handling
The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has the same turning radius as the Acura RDX, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Acura RDX.

Utility
The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid offers greater seating capacity than the Acura RDX, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Acura RDX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura RDX.

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2014 Nissan
Pathfinder Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,300 - $44,550

2015 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,095 - $36,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.45%
City MPG: 25 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 27 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,548 - $41,065 $32,962 - $34,258

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