Nissan has just announced that the US pricing for the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid will start at $35,110 for the SV 2WD Hybrid model. For those who don’t know, the Pathfinder Hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery.
According to Nissan, the 2.5-liter engine and the 15 kW electric motor and the gas engine provide performance equivalent to the Pathfinder 3.5-liter gasoline V6 model. The hybrid system is rated at 250 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5-liter V6 engine develops 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid has a fuel economy of 26 mpg combined, which is a 24 percent increase over the standard Pathfinder.
Highway mileage of the Pathfinder Hybrid is rated at 28 mpg (27 mpg for the 4WD model). Pathfinder Hybrid uses the next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continously Variable Transmission) and features regenerative braking to recharge the battery during braking.
According to the official press release, the Pathfinder Hybrid is available in 6 versions: Pathfinder SV 2WD Hybrid ($35,110), Pathfinder 2L 2WD Hybrid ($38,050), Pathfinder Platinum 2WD Hybrid ($42,759), Pathfinder SV 4WD Hybrid ($36,710), Pathfinder SL 4WD Hybrid ($39,650) and Pathfinder Platinum 4WD Hybrid ($44,350).