Nissan Prices 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid


Nissan's first hybrid crossover just went on sale; the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid starts at $35,970 for the base SV two-wheel-drive version, including an $860 destination fee. When the crossover debuted at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Nissan claimed it would cost around $3,000 more than the V-6-powered model, and the automaker kept its word. Regular two-wheel-drive SV Pathfinders start at $32,970.

Outside, the Hybrid model nearly mirrors the regular version, but adds LED taillights and Nissan PureDrive hybrid badges. Inside, a power gauge shows output readings from the electric motor and gas engine as well as regenerative braking information. Nissan says the battery pack fits under the third row and does not impact passenger space or cargo capacity. 

By Jennifer Geiger | October 28, 2013 | Comments (4)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Nissan and Infiniti Crossovers


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 151,695 model-year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinders (manufactured between April 18, 2012, and Sept. 20, 2013) and two vehicles from the automaker's luxury arm: model-year 2013 Infiniti JX35 (manufactured between Sept. 15, 2011, and Jan. 16, 2013) and 2014 QX60 crossovers (manufactured between Jan. 17 through Sept. 20, 2013).

The Problem: An issue with the antilock braking system's software could lead to an increase in stopping distance. This could cause a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the braking system for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | October 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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By Rick Popely | September 22, 2013 | Comments (2)

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Video

You've got to get a load of this glove compartment. Sure, reviewer Kelsey Mays notes that the new car-based platform of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder helps make this three-row crossover more fuel efficient and family friendly. Sure, the updated exterior design is generally well-done, and the interior is serviceably comfortable. Sure, cargo space is generous behind the third row, if lacking overall. But when you have a glove compartment that fits a laptop, owner's manual, enough bottled water to make family travel a nightmare and, um, Mays' shoe … well, just watch the video and see for yourself.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Car Seat Check


Nissan's redesigned-for-2013 large crossover gets extra points for its family-friendly cabin. The seven-passenger Pathfinder has a comfortable, inviting interior full of impressive features like a second-row seat that provides a clear path to the third row even when a forward-facing child-safety seat is installed. Thanks to plenty of passenger room and accessible Latch anchors, we had no trouble installing child-safety seats in the Pathfinder's second and third rows.

By Jennifer Geiger | July 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Nissan Pathfinder: What's Changed


  • Most significant changes: New option package; hybrid model coming this fall
  • Price change: A less than $100 increase on most models
  • On sale: Now
  • Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? If you want premium features such as Bluetooth audio streaming and navigation without jumping to the Platinum trim, opt for the 2014.

A 2013 redesign took Nissan's Pathfinder from rough and rugged to comfortable and family-friendly. For 2014, the midsize crossover gets a new tech package, a small price increase and a hybrid model is joining the lineup this fall.

The new SL Tech Package adds a Bose 13-speaker audio system, a navigation system, voice recognition, XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capability (SiriusXM subscription required), Zagat Survey restaurant guide, Bluetooth streaming audio and 8-inch color touch-screen. Bluetooth audio streaming was previously only available on the 2013 Platinum trim, as was the navigation system; a Bose audio system was previously only part of the SL Premium Package. The new package is $1,570 and joins the SL Premium Package, Platinum Premium Package and Trailer Tow Package.

By Jennifer Geiger | June 28, 2013 | Comments (9)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week


Despite having the fewest week-to-week carryovers of any most-read reviews list in recent memory, this week saw the obstinate 2013 Toyota RAV4 refuse to budge from the top spot it has dominated since the start of the year. Not only that, but the RAV4 managed to double the number of page views it received. A surprising seven of the remaining nine reviews were not in the top 10 last week.

Check out what was popular this week:

1. 2013 Toyota RAV4
2. 2014 Mazda6
3. 2014 Subaru Forester
4. 2013 Ford Fusion
5. 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
6. 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
7. 2013 Toyota Avalon
8. 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
9. 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
10. 2013 Nissan Altima
By Matt Schmitz | May 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Infographic: Headlight Regulations by State

Headlight Regulations

Laws governing different aspects of driving often vary by state, from distracted-driving rules to booster seat guidelines. Headlight use is one of them; a new infographic from Nissan illustrates each state's regulations. The automaker's Smart Auto Headlights — available on the Altima and Sentra sedans as well as the Pathfinder crossover — automatically turn on when the wipers are activated or in low-light conditions. Click the infographic above to enlarge the map.  

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 25, 2013 | Comments (6)

Recall Alert: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX SUVs


Nissan is recalling more than 19,258 model-year 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX SUVs due to a problem that could result in reduced braking, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The vehicles were manufactured between Dec. 3, 2012, and Jan. 29, 2013. In these impacted cars the front brake torque member was improperly cast, resulting in structural weakness; this can lead to premature failure and cracking. If the part fails, the brake caliper could move and contact the inside of the road wheel, resulting in reduced braking and increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will begin notifying owners in early May, and dealers will replace the parts for free. The investigation was prompted by a field report in March of a braking failure, the Detroit News reported.

Owners can contact Nissan at 800-647-7261 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236.

Nissan recalls SUVs to fix brake problem
(Detroit News)
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