2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cargo capacity doesn't suffer
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Towing capability

The Bad

  • Minimal highway-mpg benefit
  • Expected $3,000 price premium

Notable Features of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

  • New for 2014
  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Hybrid system with supercharged four-cylinder, lithium-ion battery
  • Driving range of more than 500 miles

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Following on the Pathfinder's redesign last year, Nissan has a new hybrid version of the seven-seat crossover for the 2014 model year. The Pathfinder Hybrid's drivetrain consists of a supercharged four-cylinder, electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, and Nissan cites fuel economy of 25/27 mpg city/highway. It competes with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and hits dealerships in late summer 2013.

ExteriorThe Pathfinder Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable from its gas-only sibling. Look closely and you'll notice that the hybrid version has unique LED taillights and some badges on the front doors and liftgate, but otherwise it carries forward the Pathfinder's now-familiar design cues. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Chrome treatments including the grille and door handles
  • Power-operated side mirrors; available heated mirrors
  • Available fog lights
  • Available dual-pane panoramic moonroof
  • Available power liftgate with position memory

Interior The design of the Pathfinder Hybrid's interior mirrors the regular model. To achieve its seven-occupant capacity it has two front bucket seats, a three-person second-row bench seat and a two-person third row. Both the second and third rows recline, and the second-row seat slides too. Interior features include:

  • Power-operated driver's seat; available leather upholstery and heated and cooled front seats
  • Information screen measures 7 inches; 8-in...
Vehicle Overview

Following on the Pathfinder's redesign last year, Nissan has a new hybrid version of the seven-seat crossover for the 2014 model year. The Pathfinder Hybrid's drivetrain consists of a supercharged four-cylinder, electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, and Nissan cites fuel economy of 25/27 mpg city/highway. It competes with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and hits dealerships in late summer 2013.

ExteriorThe Pathfinder Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable from its gas-only sibling. Look closely and you'll notice that the hybrid version has unique LED taillights and some badges on the front doors and liftgate, but otherwise it carries forward the Pathfinder's now-familiar design cues. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Chrome treatments including the grille and door handles
  • Power-operated side mirrors; available heated mirrors
  • Available fog lights
  • Available dual-pane panoramic moonroof
  • Available power liftgate with position memory

Interior The design of the Pathfinder Hybrid's interior mirrors the regular model. To achieve its seven-occupant capacity it has two front bucket seats, a three-person second-row bench seat and a two-person third row. Both the second and third rows recline, and the second-row seat slides too. Interior features include:

  • Power-operated driver's seat; available leather upholstery and heated and cooled front seats
  • Information screen measures 7 inches; 8-inch screen available
  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available navigation system, Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available Bose premium audio
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available remote start

Under the HoodA supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor combine to produce 250 horsepower. Power is sent to the wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Lithium-ion battery pack located under the third-row seat
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped

SafetySafety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Backup camera
  • Easy Fill Tire Alert technology

 


Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

We love our Pathfinder

by xgeoff from bothell, wa on July 30, 2018

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 ... Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury, reliability and comfort!

by Andy from Bristol, CT on October 22, 2017

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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Pathfinder Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

A

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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