Nissan announced that the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is priced $200 higher than last year’s model. Except for the introduction of a hybrid model, there are very few changes for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has yet to be revealed though. Nissan said that the standard model is priced from $29,710, which includes a destination cost of $860.
Nissan is offering a new SL Technology package, which offers a Bose 13-speaker audio system, navigation, and Bluetooth audio to SL trim levels.
These goodies were previously offered only on the Pathfinder Platinum. All the versions are powered by a 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is offered as standard, while it costs $1600 more to ask for all-wheel drive on any trim level.
2014 Nissan Pathfinder S has a starting price of $29,710 with front-wheel drive while it costs $31,310 with all-wheel drive. Choosing the SV trim level represents costs of $32,970 and $34,570, respectively. This level comes with features such as push-button start, a backup camera, a power driver’s seat, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, satellite radio, and automatic headlights.
It only comes with a single option: a tow package that’s priced at $400. Moving up, there’s the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL, which is priced at $35,910 with front-wheel drive and $37,510 with all-wheel drive.
It comes with leather first- and second-row seats, remote start, a power liftgate, and heated mirrors. The available options include the $1570 SL Technology package; the $400 Trailer Tow package; and the $2650 SL Premium package, which features a 13-speaker Bose audio system, panoramic sunroof, tow hitch, and rear 120-volt outlet.
The Platinum model of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is positioned at the top, with starting prices of $40,610 for the front-wheel drive and $42,210 for the all-wheel drive. It offers the equipment list on the SL model as well as 20-inch wheels, navigation, the AroundView 360-degree camera system, cooled front seats, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, and a heated steering wheel. The Platinum Premium package, which costs $2300, adds a rear entertainment system and a panoramic sunroof.
Although the design of the new Nissan Pathfinder exudes modernity, it still pays tribute to the previous three generations of the vehicle. Designers were able to fully utilize the new unibody platform of the Pathfinder to create an aerodynamic exterior that doesn’t sacrifice headroom and cargo capacity. As a matter of fact, the new Nissan Pathfinder offers a more spacious cabin than its predecessor, as made possible by more efficient packaging.
In terms of exterior looks, the new Pathfinder appears more upscale, thanks to the clever combination of signature Nissan styling cues and dynamic strength. Overall, the new Pathfinder offers a look that is ready to tackle any adventure, especially with its stable stance and wheel-oriented muscular fenders.
Meanwhile, the upper body of the Pathfinder comes with an open cabin featuring a low beltline and thin A- and D-pillars, which in turn flow seamlessly into the vehicle’s lower body. The new Pathfinder features a number of aerodynamic aids to become one of the best in the segment: front and rear spoilers, rear suspension fairings as well as rear tire deflectors. The exterior appearance of the new Pathfinder is also defined by a wide chrome grille flanked by large aerodynamic headlights, massive rear combination lights, recessed front windshield wipers as well as chrome door handles.