Nissan's Hybrid SUV

Nissan's Hybrid SUV

The evolution of the Nissan Pathfinder continues for the 2014 model year with the introduction of a new hybrid powertrain system designed to enhance fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. The Pathfinder’s new hybrid powertrain option is available in three fully equipped trim levels – SV, SL and Platinum – in addition to four comparably equipped Pathfinder 3.5-liter V6 models (Pathfinder V6 is also offered in S grade).

For the hybrid version, Pathfinder’s standard 3.5-liter V6 is replaced by a new 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired with a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. The 15 kW electric motor and gas engine work in tandem to provide performance similar to the conventional Pathfinder. The system is rated at 250 net horsepower and 243 foot-pounds of torque – versus the 3.5-liter V6’s 260 horsepower and 240 foot-pounds of torque.

Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg combined, an increase of 24 percent over the standard Pathfinder. City at 28 mpg (27 mpg 4WD).

The evolution of the Nissan Pathfinder continues for the 2014 model year with the introduction of a new hybrid powertrain sys-tem designed to enhance fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. The Pathfinder’s new hybrid powertrain option is available in three fully equipped trim levels – SV, SL and Platinum – in addition to four comparably equipped Pathfinder 3.5-liter V6 models (Pathfinder V6 is also offered in S grade). For the hybrid version, Pathfinder’s standard 3.5-liter V6 is replaced by a new 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired with a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. The 15 kW electric motor and gas engine work in tandem to provide performance similar to the conventional Pathfinder. The system is rated at 250 net horsepower and 243 foot-pounds of torque – versus the 3.5-liter V6’s 260 horsepower and 240 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg combined, an increase of 24 percent over the standard Pathfinder. City at 28 mpg (27 mpg 4WD).

Hybrid design

Visually, Nissan PURE- DRIVE Hybrid badges mark the Pathfinder Hybrid. Other exterior details include a wide chrome grille, recessed front windshield wipers, and chrome door handles. Available wheel and tire combinations include 20-inch aluminum-alloy all-season tires.

Pathfinder’s quiet, comfortable interior includes a wide range of available fea- tures, including three rows of available leather-appointed seating surfaces, Nissan Intel- ligent Key with Push Button Start, and an available advanced Bose Audio System with 13 speakers. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard. SiriusXM subscription is required and sold separately.) Interior dimensions include a total cargo volume of 79.8 cubic feet (with second and third rows folded). Cargo volume is 16.0 cubic feet with second and third rows upright. Additionally, legroom is 41.7-inches for the second row and 30.7-inches for the third row; hip room is 56.1-inches for second row and 42.0-inches for third row; and shoulder room is 60.4-inches for second row and 57.1-inches for third row. With a starting MSRP of $35,110, Nisan Pathfinder Hybrid is available in seven exterior colors, including Moonlight White, Dark Slate, Cayenne Red and Super Black. Additionally, interior colors include almond and charcoal in both cloth and leather upholstery. ••• To learn more about the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, visit your local South-east Texas Nissan dealer or log on to www.nissanusa.com.

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