Been waiting for Nissan to announce the pricing for their 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid? Well, now you can pick one up for the suggested MSRP of just $35,110 for a base SV Hybrid model with two-wheel drive. A similarly trimmed SV with Nissan’s ubiquitous VQ V6 motor, displacing 3.5L, starts at $32,110 with two-wheel drive.
Providing the alternative go-power for the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid is a supercharged 2.5L four-banger mated to an electric motor that gets power from a lithium-ion battery back under the 3rd row seat.
Total power is rated at 250hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5L V6 powered Pathfinder is good for 260hp and 240 lb-ft of torque for comparative purposes. The upside is a factory estimated fuel economy rating of 26 mpg combined and 25/28 mpg city/highway for the two-wheel drive model. Dock one mile on the highway for the all-wheel driven Pathfinder Hybrid.
For full details, check out the press release after the jump.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which is on sale now at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide. The new Pathfinder Hybrid joins the Pathfinder 3.5-liter model in the expanded 2014 lineup, bringing the available model configurations to 14 – allowing buyers to select the perfect combination of powerplant, 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive, features and equipment to fit their family needs and budget.
The Pathfinder Hybrid starts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $35,110 USD for the SV 2WD Hybrid model, versus a starting price of $32,110 USD for a comparably equipped SV 2WD 3.5-liter V6 model.
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**.
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.
The new Pathfinder Hybrid also uses an advanced, next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and features regenerative braking to automatically recharge the battery during braking by converting the vehicle’s kinetic energy otherwise lost in braking. Like the conventional models, it is also the only vehicle in class*** with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes from the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. Standard towing rating for the adventure-ready Pathfinder Hybrid is 3,500 pounds (when properly equipped).
Visually the Pathfinder Hybrid is marked by exclusive, efficient LED taillights and Nissan PUREDRIVE® Hybrid badges. In addition, special hybrid system information screens are added to the instrument panel’s Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display. The customizable, easy-to-read 4.2-inch color monitor can show power output readings from the electric motor and gas engine, along with how much power is being regenerated back into the battery.
In addition to the new Pathfinder Hybrid, Pathfinder is available in four 3.5-liter V6 models: S, SV, SL and Platinum, each offered in 4WD and 2WD. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5-liter V6 include:
Pathfinder S 2WD $28,850 USD Pathfinder SV 2WD $32,110 USD Pathfinder SL 2WD $35,050 USD Pathfinder Platinum 2WD $39,750 USD Pathfinder S 4WD $30,450 USD Pathfinder SV 4WD $33,710 USD Pathfinder SL 4WD $36,650 USD Pathfinder Platinum 4WD $41,350 USD
Destination and Handling $860.
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In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.