Very disappointed with mileage per gallon!
So, disappointed in my hybrid! Bought Nissan pathfinder 2014 with very low mileage (19500). So basically almost new car. Nissan states the gas usage is 25/28 (city/freeway) I did a thorough test in the city and got 14 mpg, not even close to 25. And i did not use A/C often because it is rarely hot in San Francisco where I live. I was mostly driving in the outer richmond area of SF where it is not too busy. So I had good driving conditions, nothing extreme. I never raced. Never towed any other cars and still 14 mpg. On freeway I got 21 mpg which is still far from 28 promised by Nissan. No other things matter to me after I discovered such a deceive. I took the car to Nissan SF on Van Ness street and a guy started telling me that SF is a busy city and that he had seen other pathfinders producing even less miles - 12 or 9 mpg. Really? The fact he had seen worse mileage does not mean it is normal. They are currently doing a diagnostic on the car but I am sure they will find nothing. I will have to just pay $185 for the diagnostic. I will update this review after I hear from Nissan dealer... To be continued....
We love our Pathfinder
So we do love our Pathfinder, but there are some caveats to be aware of. First off, on the positive, the car gets good gas mileage. We regularly get about 23MPG. What is weird is that the mileage for short trips around town is abysmal, typically about 12MPG. When combined with regular driving, including HWY, it bumps up to 23 for us. I think this is because the car is always running for short trips. It never seems to go to all-electric mode like a Prius does. But we are satisfied with the mileage. The interior is spacious, attractive and comfortable. However the climate controls can be funky. For example, in order for the folks in the rear seat to get air, you need to have the A/C on. The car drives beautifully, but for some reason the suspension is awful. The car doesn't take bumps well. So, there are some flaws in the car, but for us we love that we have an attractive, reliable, comfortable vehicle that gets good gas mileage. I would highly recommend the car.
Luxury, reliability and comfort!
This suv is is abosulety beautiful both inside and out. It's large interior has plenty luxury with an amazing back up camera as well as leg and storage space. It's stylish exterior hides it's rugged capabilities. It's just an overall excellent choice!!