With the popularity of the Nissan LEAF, the carmaker has shown that it knows how to make successful electric and hybrid cars. The newest model in Nissan’s hybrid lineup is the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid.
The standard Pathfinder won the Full-Size Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Truck Rodeo in October. Adding the hybrid option should increase the fuel efficiency by about 25 percent to 25 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway. And, because the battery pack is stored under the third row, you don’t lose any cargo space or leg room.
Also added to the Pathfinder Hybrid are unique LED taillights and Nissan PUREDRIVE Hybrid badges. Otherwise, the Hybrid version is visually identical to the standard Pathfinder.
Powering the Pathfinder Hybrid is a turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine paired with a 15kW electric motor with a compact lithium-ion battery. Combined, the system is rated at a net 250 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. These systems are joined together with Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch System that controls power from both the gasoline engine and electric motor.
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