2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Model Comparison Information in Redwood City, CA

The Nissan Pathfinder is one of the longest-running SUVs on the road. Today, it's morphed into a big three-row crossover, and it's come a long way from its off-road rambling years. It won't be finding too many paths these days. If you're looking for a large, comfortable family SUV with the grit and gumption to tackle some tougher terrain, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is the answer! The all-new SUV from Subaru is the biggest and best they've ever developed, with amazing standard technology and safety features. Best of all, it's through and through a Subaru, which means it's tough enough to handle muddy dirt trails and rain-slick streets. We'll compare these two SUVs below, so you can see at a glance which one is right for you.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Interior Differences

Which SUV has a Larger Interior - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?

You'll be able to fill all eight seats comfortably in the 2019 Subaru Ascent - and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder provides just seven total seats.

If you're looking for the biggest and best interior, look no further than the 2019 Subaru Ascent. It's roomy enough for the whole crew plus it provides 17.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row; there's just 16.2 cubic feet of rear cargo room available in the Nissan Pathfinder.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Technology

Which SUV Provides Better Connectivity - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?

Both these vehicles come standard with Bluetooth-based phone connectivity for streaming audio and hands-free phone control. However, an even easier way to connect your iPhone or Android device is through the Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto® systems - and you'll only find them on the Subaru Ascent. They're not available at all on the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. These essential technologies come totally standard with the Subaru STARLINK® infotainment system on each and every 2019 Subaru Ascent.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Performance Insights

Which Crossover is the Most Fun to Drive - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?

While horsepower is certainly an important measure of an engine's power output, torque contributes to a feeling of quickness, particularly with big, bulky vehicles like three-row SUVs. The 2019 Subaru Ascent provides an extra 18 lb/ft of torque compared to the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder!

Better still, that extra power comes from the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The turbocharger means peak torque is achieved earlier in the rev range, further enhancing the quickness of the Subaru Ascent off the line. The Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a thirsty, sluggish V6 engine that only achieves 19 city MPG when equipped with all-wheel drive; the 2019 Subaru Ascent can achieve up to 21 city MPG and comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Safety

Which Crossover is Safer in Poor Conditions - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?

Thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, plus the standard X-MODE® low-friction surface technology and Hill Descent Control, the 2019 Subaru Ascent gives you more confidence when the road ahead gets dicey. For wet or icy roads, or unpaved surfaces, Subaru all-wheel drive is truly unmatched. You can have a lesser AWD system on the Nissan Pathfinder, but it'll cost you an additional $1,690 as an added upgrade.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Driver Assistance Options

Which SUV Provides Advanced Driver Assistance - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?

Both these vehicles are available with advanced driver assistance features, to help you stay safe on the road. In fact, they both even provide some such features standard - still a rare thing in this segment. However, there are some features you just can't get on the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, including automatic high beams, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Ascent provides lane keep assistance totally standard, and automatic high beams are included on Limited and Touring trims.

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Did you know that 97% of Subaru models purchased in the last 10 years are still on the road, delighting their current owners to this day? It just goes to show how tough a new car or SUV from Subaru truly is - nothing else comes close. When you're looking to invest in a new car, choose the one that'll be with you for years and miles to come.

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