2014 Nissan Pathfinder Photo Gallery

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The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder finished fourth in our $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge. "The ride is great, and it offers just about anything most families need as far as comfort and convenience features," said one of our judges. Check out our gallery below to inspect the Pathfinder's styling, interior and family-friendliness.

By David Thomas | April 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Pathfinder Hybrid: Car Seat Check

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Nissan redesigned its Pathfinder for 2013 and added a hybrid model for 2014. This seven-passenger family-friendly crossover has a comfortable, inviting interior full of impressive available 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.

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Both gas and hybrid versions of the Pathfinder have the same dimensions, and since the hybrid model's lithium-ion battery is under the third-row seat, it doesn't impact cargo space or interior room. 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 | February 25, 2014 | Comments (4)

2014 Nissan Pathfinder: Family Review Checklist

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Parenthood necessitates trade-offs in the name of practicality. For example, Manolo Blahnik shoes are not practical on the soccer field sidelines, and a tiny sports car isn't practical with three young children and a husband in tow. For me, a car must be able to fit many and much, offer entry and exit that doesn't elicit complaints and generally make my life easier. It's a tall order, but possible, and one need look no further than the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder to find all of these elements.

The 2014 Pathfinder is a practical three-row crossover that comes at an affordable price, which makes it even more likable. Of course, the trade-off is it isn't glamorous, but neither am I (anymore), and both the Pathfinder and I get the job done.

This seven-seat Pathfinder has the ubiquitous crossover curves. It's powered by a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and offers a perfectly acceptable, albeit uninspiring, ride. With all-wheel drive, the Pathfinder gets an EPA-estimated 19/25 mpg city/highway. The Pathfinder Hybrid with all-wheel drive gets a slightly better 25/27 mpg.

By Courtney Messenbaugh | November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,310 model-year 2014 versions of the Nissan Pathfinder crossover; only vehicles with almond-colored interiors built between July 25 and Sept. 5, 2013, are affected.

The Problem: An improperly manufactured seam on the instrument panel could cause the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected instrument panel assemblies for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners in early November. 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 | November 5, 2013 | Comments (2)

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: First Drive

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I'm a big fan of Nissan's latest Pathfinder — a roomy, quick-handling seven-passenger crossover-type SUV with decent fuel economy, slick looks and a healthy dose of usable technology. What's not to like? Well, good as the gas mileage is, Nissan figures it could be better.

The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid is nearly 20 percent more fuel efficient than it's gas sibling, but to find out how it performs Nissan invited me to drive a production-intent prototype on a short loop through the streets of downtown Nashville, Tenn.

By Aaron Bragman | October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Nissan Prices 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid

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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

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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)

Which SUVs Have Second- and Third-Row Bench Seats?

"Which SUVs have second- and third-row bench seats?"

Teresa P., Richmond, Ind.

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

Should I Buy a Nissan Pathfinder or Hyundai Santa Fe?

"Should I buy a Nissan Pathfinder or Hyundai Santa Fe?"

Olu, Edmonton, Canada


By Rick Popely | September 15, 2013 | Comments (8)

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Video

You've got to get a load of this glove compartment. Sure, Cars.com 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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