First Drive: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
In 2012, Nissan unveiled the latest iteration of its popular midsize sport-utility vehicle, the Pathfinder, for the first time based on a crossover. Gone were the days of body-on-frame, and the built-in-Tennessee Pathfinder would go up against a changing, softer class of sport-utes.
Just about a year into its lifecycle, Nissan is adding a new twist to the Pathfinder's repertoire: a "mild hybrid" option, with the goal of increasing fuel economy without stretching the bottom line too far.
We recently had the chance to try out Nissan's hybrid SUV over a limited test route at a media preview in Nashville.