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2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Review

Picture of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $34,640 to $49,040
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Picture of the 2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,795 to $45,945
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Invoice* $31,053 to $44,676 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 20 - 21 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 80.5 ft3 86.0 - 86.5 ft3
Engine
  • 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 284 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 6,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 197.0 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Front 40.1 - 41.3 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Ascent than in the Nissan Pathfinder, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Ascent.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Pathfinder as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Nissan Pathfinder is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Subaru Ascent have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Pathfinder is much wider than the Subaru Ascent, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Pathfinder takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Nissan Pathfinder has the same turning radius as the Subaru Ascent, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Nissan Pathfinder for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Pathfinder has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Pathfinder doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
The Nissan Pathfinder offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Ascent, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Nissan Pathfinder has less cargo space than the Subaru Ascent, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Nissan Pathfinder comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.