Compare 2014 Lexus RX 450h vs 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Lexus RX 450h
2014 Nissan Pathfinder
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,942 $29,210
4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $28,415 $30,810
2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,787 $32,300
4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $31,260 $33,900
2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $32,503 $35,250
2WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 28 $32,548 $35,300
4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,976 $36,850
4WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 27 $34,022 $36,900
2WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 28 $35,264 $38,250
4WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 27 $36,738 $39,850
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,830 $39,950
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $38,303 $41,550
2WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 28 $39,592 $42,950
4WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 27 $41,065 $44,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,625
$26,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,410
$29,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$774 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 157.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.8
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
39 42.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 60.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 197.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 69.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40 47.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 79.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
40 16
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 51.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 78.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4520 4168
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
234 @ 4800 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 5.58
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37 - 0.44
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 1.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 450h Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 (Est) 8.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 500
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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