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2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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2021 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,295 to $45,445
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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 V-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
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
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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). Whether you pick the Nissan Pathfinder or the Subaru Ascent, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Pathfinder will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Ascent.

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 a larger turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Subaru Ascent. 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.