The all-new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is the latest and greatest innovation direct from Japan, but what truly sets all vehicles apart is their competitiveness in the automotive market. So instead of lauding the Pathfinder for all of its notable attributes, let’s see how it stacks up to the competition. Let’s put the Pathfinder head to head against the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse.
Even from the outside, the leader is clear. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is stylish and smooth. The Traverse, well, it’s big and round. This is no personal opinion, however. The Traverse is almost seven inches longer and one and a half inches wider than the Pathfinder, so you would think that the Traverse would lead in passenger comfort and spaciousness.
Despite its smaller size, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has more overall passenger volume, legroom, and front headroom than its rival, a fact that shows the dedication to quality found in Nissan engineers. Even more importantly, the Pathfinder is 300 pounds lighter and offers a smaller turning radius than the Traverse, so that you can maneuver in the tightest driving situations.
And if you want the best in driver features, passenger creature comforts and vehicular technology, the 2014 Pathfinder is your choice as well. The Pathfinder Platinum Premium, Nissan’s most luxurious version of this model offers tilting dual power mirrors, express sunroof operations, keyless entry and ignition, AC and DC power outlets, and a tilt-telescopic steering wheel. All of these features on the Traverse are either not offered at all, offered as options, or offered in fewer numbers. For the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, these are all standards. The Pathfinder Platinum Premium even offers 3 more speakers than the Traverse LTZ, standard DVD entertainment, another option on the Traverse, and rear heated seats with a middle armrest, features that Traverse owners will have to do without.
But overall, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid’s greatest advantage is itself. No 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Hybrid is available, and even for gas-only version of the Pathfinder, you can still expect greater fuel mileage than comparable Traverse models. Plus, the 2014 Pathfinder offers unlimited corrosion protection. After 100,000 miles, if your Traverse starts to corrode, you’ll be on your own. So which crossover SUV should you choose? Choose the leader in style, comfort, customer advantages, and efficiency. Choose the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid and traverse the road less traveled.