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2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$31,980 to $44,910
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $29,726 to $41,724 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Subaru Ascent. The Nissan Pathfinder offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru Ascent, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Pathfinder will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The Nissan Pathfinder will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Nissan Pathfinder is a little wider than the Subaru Ascent, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Pathfinder takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Pathfinder doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels 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
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Subaru Ascent. The Nissan Pathfinder has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
The Nissan Pathfinder has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. 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.