The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder kicks off the sophomore selling season for Nissan’s midsize crossover entry with a very modest increase in price, especially as compared to the vehicle’s gaudy sales numbers. Even as the Nissan Pathfinder has doubled its sales volume so far this this year as compared to 2012, the brand is raising its MSRP a mere $50 for both two- and four-wheel-drive configurations. The front-wheel-drive 2014 Nissan Pathfinder starts at $28,700, while the 4WD edition opens at $30,300 (before destination charges in both cases).
That leaves the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder in a strong position for affordability, comparing to typical rivals as follows:
2014 Chevy Traverse—$30,795
2014 Ford Explorer—$29,275
2013 Honda Pilot—$29,520
2013 Dodge Durango—$29,495
2013 Toyota Highlander—$29,020
2014 Nissan Pathfinder—$28,700
In terms of other changes for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, the key additions actually are two new models. The first showcases a new Tech Package for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL and includes a premium audio system with Bose components and 13 speakers, as well as navigation, voice recognition, an eight-inch color touchscreen monitor, Bluetooth technology for audio streaming, and digital resources like the Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide and XM NavTraffic and NavWeather (although the latter two require a separate subscription to Sirius XM Radio).
Remember, too, that the highly affordable Nissan Pathfinder is highly praised as well; it won four more notable prizes during the second quarter of 2013 alone, including “Best Family Car” awards from Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds.com/Parents magazine, along with “Best Interiors” trophies from Ward’sAuto and Autotrader.com.
Then there’s the new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid …