|2014 Nissan Pathfinder||VS||2014 Jeep Cherokee|
|26 mpg||Hwy. Fuel Economy||25 mpg|
|79.8 cubic feet||Cargo Capacity||68.3 cubic feet|
|157.8 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||105.4 cubic feet|
In what is becoming an increasingly crowded vehicle segment, the competition for the title of “Best Crossover SUV” has never been tighter. Two models that frequently figure into any such conversation are the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, two distinctly compelling vehicles that both can lay legitimate claim to the Best-in-Class throne. Each boasts rugged capability complemented with sophisticated styling, and each relies heavily on upscale interior design to offer the utmost in passenger comfort.
However, in pitting the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, there are a few specific areas where the separation between these two vehicles can’t be ignored. With available seating for seven (compared to just five for the Cherokee), the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder manages to make the absolute most of every inch, and when you crunch the numbers, there are a lot of inches to spare. In terms of cargo capacity and passenger volume, the numbers posted by the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder are tough to ignore: the Pathfinder offers over ten additional cubic feet of cargo capacity, and the best-in-class passenger volume for the Pathfinder registers over 50 more than that of its Jeep counterpart.
While both offer comparable fuel economy and terrific value based on their starting respective MSRPs, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder uses its greater interior capability to set itself apart from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. With the class-leading 157.8 cubic feet of available passenger volume, the exceptional interior space of the Pathfinder is irrefutably superior.
Powered by two compelling available powertrains--a 3.5L V6 capable of 260 hp and a hybrid package offering a 2.5L Turbo with a 15kW electric motor--the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder also excels where it counts, performance-wise: the Pathfinder narrowly exceeds the fuel economy of the Cherokee, while offering a quiet, comfortable ride throughout.
While both vehicles offer viable options in the Crossover SUV segment, comparisons in a few key areas leave the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder as the clear favorite. Its vast interior volume, combined with its inspiring performance profile, makes it the ideal choice for the Houston-area driver. Test drive yours today at Robbins Nissan.