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2024 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Review, MPG, and Price – It was once regarded as a reliable and reasonably priced off-roader the Pathfinder has grown to appeal to an even wider range of customers as a multi-purpose family vehicle. The fifth-generation version was launched in 2022’s model year.
A 2022 redesigned version of the Pathfinder with a new exterior that was rugged and second-row captain’s chairs are available as well as more space in the cabin as well as a better AWD option. In 2023, Nissan introduced a Rock Creek off-road trim level. The model for 2024 is a continuation of the trims and features of last year’s.
It’s either the FWD or AWD version, we’re getting positive vibes from the latest-generation Pathfinder. It’s quite powerful and has had its problems with power delivery sorted out and is able to stop with the same efficiency as it speeds. The body control is adequate However, a heavy handling feel and a too-stiff stability control are often detrimental to performance.
This is fine. The Pathfinder is an all-family cruiser. We enjoy its spacious doors at the rear and second-row EZ Flex seating, which facilitates access to the third row (although most tall passengers would prefer to not ride in the back). ProPilot Assist is still one of the top driver assist software options available, also. If Nissan is looking to make the Pathfinder more efficient, it should try to provide it with a fuel-efficient hybrid engine, similar to what Toyota has with its Highlander. However, Nissan is tying its electrified future to electric batteries greater than any other type of motor.
The model is an overlanding version with a set of features for the terrain. Apart from the higher output from the engine and regular AWD Pathfinder Rock Creek 2024 Pathfinder Rock Creek comes with an automatic transmission fluid cooler to improve performance, as well as additional terrain modes including hill descent controls. This is the only model in the range with off-road-tuned suspension as well as all-terrain tires. This is also the sole 2024 Pathfinder that comes with the standard second-row captain’s chairs as well as a slide-out central console in the rear.
LED foglights with a capacity of 220 pounds, a roof rack, as well as a Class III tow hitch equipped with the trailer harness, wire, as well as a plug, are all included as standard. Specific to the model, there are distinct bumpers, grilles, 18-inch black alloy wheels outside, and faux leather as well as seats made of cloth inside.
The 2024 Pathfinder to perform similarly to the model from 2023 during IIHS tests. The model from last year is a top 2023 Safety Pick+, the most prestigious rating of the institute. For NHTSA assessments for the year 2024, only the AWD model has been evaluated with an overall five-star safety score which is the highest rating from NHTSA.
The standard driver assistance options include emergency brakes that are automatic in the front that detect pedestrians, back-up automatic braking along with lane keeping, automated headlights, and monitors for car blind spots as well as rear pedestrians. The adaptive cruise control as well as ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving are available on SV models, and SL trims come with traffic signal recognition. In the Platinum model with rain-sensing windshields, the standard is.
The space inside the 2024 Pathfinder is identical to that of the 2023 Toyota Highlander. The front seat is also larger with the Nissan as compared to the 2023 Telluride, however, the Kia has advantages in all other areas. Like most cars in this category, the 3rd row is a bit tight but the Pathfinder allows you to get there easily.
The 8.0-inch central touchscreen that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, six speakers as well as a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display come standard in the 2024 Pathfinder S base model. For the SV model, the next trim upwards, remote start, and a driver’s seat with power and heated front seats are included in the standard. It’s the Pathfinder SL comes with side mirrors that auto-tilt down when in reverse. It also has a 9.0-inch touchscreen, Wireless Apple CarPlay, a wireless charger for phones, a power the front seat as well as a liftgate with power that’s available for purchase with the SV level.
The premium Platinum model features folding side mirrors and a power liftgate that is hands-free and ventilated front seats and heated seats in the second row as available for this Rock Creek trim. The 12.3-inch gauge cluster display screen as well as a head-up display and 13 speakers of Bose premium audio system are offered.
Specs and MPG
The 2024 Pathfinder is available in FWD as well as AWD variants. It comes with one powertrain specification which is A 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V-6 that comes with a nine-speed auto transmission. This Rock Creek model produces 295 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque, as Nissan suggests premium fuel with higher octane to drive the model. Other models come with 284 horsepower and 259 pounds of torque. The acceleration to 60 mph on the same 2022 generation Platinum AWD was as quick as 7.0 seconds.
The fuel economy of The FWD and AWD models of the two lower trim levels is among the highest in the range This is rare since there is usually a greater distinction in the efficiency of different drives. Each 2023 model gets 27 mpg in the city while it’s the FWD Pathfinder gets 20 mpg in urban areas, just one mpg less than the model with all-wheel drive. Rock Creek models see the lowest fuel efficiency in 2023, with the model achieving 20/23 mpg in the city and highway. Pathfinder FWD fuel efficiency is in line with the Kia Telluride FWD model of 2024’s cities/highways of 20/26 mpg and the Honda Pilot FWD 2023’s 19/27 mpg for city/highway.
Nissan hasn’t officially announced a release date for 2024’s Pathfinder as of yet, however, we’re expecting to hear about it by the end of this year. Pathfinder’s price starts at $37.145 in the S trim and goes from $37,145 to $52,015 with the Platinum 4WD version. Prices increase from 2023 between a low $220 and $990 depending on the what trim you choose.