$39,248 For Pathfinder Hybrid In Canada

A week after Nissan USA, Nissan Canada announced pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which will go on sale at Nissan dealers across Canada in December.

The new Pathfinder Hybrid joins the Pathfinder 3.5-liter model in the expanded 2014 lineup, bringing the Nissan’s Pathfinder model configurations to eight – allowing buyers to select the perfect combination of powertrain, 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive, features and equipment to fit their family needs and budget.

The Pathfinder Hybrid starts in Canada with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of CDN$39,248 for the SV 4WD Hybrid model, versus a starting price of CDN$35,248 for a comparably equipped SV 4WD 3.5-liter V6 model.

In the U.S., the equivalent Pathfinder Hybrid SV 4WD goes for USD$36,720.

The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion (li-ion) battery. The Li-ion battery fits under the 3rd row seat; Nissan said there is no compromise of passenger seating capacity, 2nd or 3rd row legroom or cargo space.

The hybrid system uses a Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor / two clutch parallel system) that manages power from both the electric motor and the gas engine. Per Nissan, the 15 kilowatt electric motor and gas engine work in tandem to provide performance equivalent to the Pathfinder 3.5-liter gasoline V6 model; the system is rated at 250 net horsepower and 243 pound-foot of torque – versus the 3.5-liter V6 ratings of 260 horsepower and 240 pound-foot of torque.

Fuel economy for the new Pathfinder Hybrid is rated at 7.4 L/100 kilometer combined, an increase of 22 percent over the standard Pathfinder. City fuel economy is 7.8 L/100 kilometer, while highway mileage is rated at 7.1 L/100 kilometer. With the Pathfinder Hybrid’s large 73-liter fuel tank, the same as 3.5-liter V6-equipped models, driving range is estimated by Nissan at more than 1,000 kilometers.

Nissan U.S. said the 19.5-gallon fuel tank allows for a rated range for the hybrid of 546 miles.

In the U.S., efficiency for the 2WD versions is rated 24 percent higher combined for the hybrid at 26 mpg. City is 25 mpg, highway is 28 mpg, and opting for the 4WD powertrain drops highway to 27 mpg.

While available in six versions in the U.S., the Pathfinder Hybrid will only be available to Canadians in two 4WD configurations, SV and Platinum with Premium Package.

Canadian manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid are:

Pathfinder SV 4WD Hybrid CAD$39,248;

Pathfinder Platinum (with Premium Package) 4WD Hybrid CAD 49,198;

Freight and PDE is $1,560 in Canada.

Both hybrid and conventional models have a 19.5-gallon fuel tank and rated range for the hybrid is 546 miles.

Standard towing rating for the Pathfinder Hybrid is 1,580 kilograms (3,500 pounds).