Nissan has just announced the pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. The FWD, base model 2014 Nissan Pathfinder starts at $35,110 USD for the SV 2WD/FWD model. A compareably equipped Nissan Pathfinder SV 2WD costs $32,110. Simply put, there is a $3,000 premium for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid over the regular Pathfinder.
I had the good fortune to sample the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid and came away impressed. Granted: it was a limited amount of time, I still got a taste of what Nissan engineers did to make the Pathfinder a hybrid. The best way I can think of to describe it is: it drives just like the regular Pathfinder. That’s a compliment.
Check out the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid First Drive review (here).
“At the heart of the new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid is a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. The Li-ion battery fits under the 3rd row seat so there is no compromise of passenger seating capacity, 2nd or 3rd row legroom or cargo space.
The hybrid system uses a Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor / two clutch parallel system) that efficiently manages power from both the electric motor and the gas engine. The 15 kW electric motor and gas engine work in tandem to provide performance equivalent to the Pathfinder 3.5-liter gasoline V6 model. The system is rated at 250 net horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque – versus the 3.5-liter V6 ratings of 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel economy for the new Pathfinder Hybrid is rated at 26 mpg combined, an increase of 24 percent over the standard Pathfinder. City fuel economy is 25 mpg, while highway mileage is rated at 28 mpg (27 mpg 4WD). With the Pathfinder Hybrid’s large 19.5-gallon fuel tank, the same as 3.5-liter V6-equipped models, driving range is estimated at more than 546 miles**.” – – Nissan USA Media
Here’s some additional information and pricing:
“Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid include:
Pathfinder SV 2WD Hybrid $35,110 USD
Pathfinder SL 2WD Hybrid $38,050 USD
Pathfinder Platinum 2WD Hybrid $42,750 USD
Pathfinder SV 4WD Hybrid $36,710 USD
Pathfinder SL 4WD Hybrid $39,650 USD
Pathfinder Platinum 4WD Hybrid $44,350 USD
Destination and Handling $860.” Nissan USA Media