2014 Nissan Pathfinder

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

197.2” x 69.6”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Low curb weight
  • Fuel economy
  • Second row can tip forward with installed child seat
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert makes adding air to tires simple

The bad:

  • Loss of tough body-on-frame platform
  • Less power than with old V-8
  • Less towing capability

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Seats seven
  • FWD or 4WD
  • 260-hp V-6
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • New hybrid version
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder?

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is a three-row SUV that seats seven and competes with the Dodge Durango, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse. It is offered in S, SV, SL and Platinum trim levels, all of which come standard with front-wheel drive but are available with four-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder?

For 2014, the Pathfinder is offered with an SL Tech package, which includes a 13-speaker Bose audio system, voice recognition capability, Bluetooth streaming audio, an 8-inch touchscreen and a navigation system with traffic and weather features.

How Does the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Compare to Other Three-Row SUVs?

In 2013, Nissan altered the Pathfinder dramatically by changing it from a truck-based platform to unibody construction. The result is an SUV that, while competitive in its class, is not as capable as before – while it can tow up to a respectable 5,000 pounds, previous-generation Pathfinders could tow as much as 7,000.

The new construction and its attendant weight reduction – as much as 508 pounds lighter than previous-generation models, depending on configuration – has resulted in impressive efficiency for the 2014 Pathfinder. With front-wheel drive, the Pathfinder offers up to 20/26 mpg city/highway, and all-wheel-drive models trail closely at 19/25 mpg. This bests most competitors by 1 or 2 mpg, though it's worth noting that there's a variant of the 2014 Ford Explorer that edges it out with a rating of 20/28 mpg.

One area in which the 2014 Pathfinder clearly trails the competition is cargo volume. It maxes out at 79.8 cubic feet, which is low when compared with other three-row SUVs: It's outdone by the Chevrolet Traverse (116.3), Toyota Highlander (95.4) and Honda Pilot (87).

What Features in the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Are Most Important?

Every 2014 Pathfinder comes equipped with a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is offered on all trims.

Significant standard features include 18-inch aluminum wheels, a rear spoiler, a chrome grille, an Easy-Fill Tire Alert system, seating for up to seven occupants, cloth upholstery, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, a six-CD audio system with MP3 jack, push-button start, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and 60/40-split, folding second-row seats. Notable optional features include 20-inch wheels, a power liftgate, remote start, a dual-pane moonroof, foglights, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, a Bose premium audio system, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio and a rear entertainment system with two 7-inch screens.

Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side-curtain airbags for all three rows. A rear backup camera and rear parking sensors are optional.

Should I Buy the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder?

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder offers handsome styling, impressive efficiency and smooth driving dynamics, but comparatively modest cargo space could be a sticking point for families. It's a solid entry in the class, though, and it's worth considering if you're shopping for a vehicle of this type.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 3.8
  • Exterior 4.1
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Be wary of Nissan

I have 2024 Pathfinder with 138k, brought it brand new in 2014. Window seals is falling off since plastic rivels fell of. Poor qualities and cheap materials were used. Repairs are expensive. Oil leaks. Axels- front and back had to be replaced after 90k. Engine light now constantly on. Multiple repairs, but Nissan dealer unable to figure it out. Now rattle. Although the interior cabin is roomy. The rest of the car is junk. I will not buy another Nissan product or car. The qualities are teriible. Hope the Company returns to it's past commitment to reliability and quality.


Not worth the stress

Brought this car 2nd hand with 123,000klms on it. 2nd week air compressor went $1000 latter, front and back rotors and disc brakes had to be replace, lucky 3 months warranty covered it! Rear wheel bearing is getting loud will need replacing soon! Hade issues with the main screen going blank every so often, Nissan up dated it for $169 made no difference what so ever. At 160,000klms transmission has failed, took into Nissan Mandurah WA, had it assessed, they said because of the LAW SUIT on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder we may be allegeable for compensation as car isn’t 10 years old yet! They took the matter to Nissan head office but was declined, said they could replace it for $11,000. No thank you! Now having it fixed out of our pocket for $5,000. Can’t wait to sell it worst car I’ve ever owned. Stay clear of CVT transmission’s there rubbish! Really nice SUV apart from the issues that should be recalled!!!


Nissan Pathfinder

My problem owning this car is I always have problems with driver side door handle and visor plus I hate the hood bouncing when the wind blows towards the front of the car when I'm driving. I always think it's going to flip off.

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Based on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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