2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
Used Car: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review
Although its fuel economy is better than that of most other 2014 midsize SUVs, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has less cargo capacity than rivals and reviewers disliked its insufficient power and unrefined hybrid powertrain.
The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is ranked:
Powered by a supercharged four-cylinder engine and electric motor paired with a continuously variable transmission (automatic), the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid feels sluggish and transitions roughly between gas and electric power, reviewers said. The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid returns an EPA-estimated 25/28 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is available), and while this is an excellent rating for the class overall, it is less than that of the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which comes standard with all-wheel drive. Test drivers said the Pathfinder Hybrid rides comfortably. Some found it easy to bring the Pathfinder Hybrid to a stop smoothly, but others disagreed, saying that the regenerative brakes are overly sensitive.
Test drivers liked that the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid's cabin resembles the gas-only Pathfinder’s, with high-quality materials and an attractive design. The Pathfinder Hybrid has spacious seating, according to auto journalists, though they mentioned that the third row is best suited to kids, though this is a common comment about SUVs in this class. The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid's overall cargo capacity is on the low end of the class. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, satellite radio and Bluetooth. Available features include leather upholstery, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system and Nissan's Around View 360-degree camera system.
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Other SUVs to Consider
The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets better fuel economy than the Pathfinder Hybrid and it also has a bit more overall cargo space. Test drivers said the Highlander Hybrid rides comfortably and has composed handling.
With its available turbocharged four-cylinder engine that critics said is plenty powerful, the 2014 Ford Explorer gets very good fuel economy for the class. Reviewers also praised the Explorer for its attractive cabin and first-rate materials.